Escudo de Cuba

Stoke NewingtonLatin American, Cuban, Drinks, Spanish££££
178 Reviews
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About Escudo de Cuba

There’s a reason why Escudo de Cuba has become one of Dalston’s top places for dinner, garnering rave reviews from Londoners across the city – simply put, the restaurant offers London’s best traditional Cuban cuisine in a positively charming atmosphere. Situated on Stoke Newington Road, close to Dalston Kingsland Station, this foodie favourite is open seven days a week from midday until midnight serving up Cuban classics ranging from empanadas to arepas, and everything in between.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Escudo de Cuba
20 Stoke Newington Road, Stoke Newington
London N16 7XN

Menu Highlights



Gambas con mejillones

Prawns with mussels and garlic sauce

Arepas rellana

flat breads made with maize and filled with guacamole, grated carrot, lettuce and chicken or grilled vegetables

Aperitivos ‘Escudo De Cuba’

Empanada, grilled chorizo, chicken, lamb, plantain and sweet potato fries
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More about Escudo de Cuba, London

Award-winning head chef Marcas of Escudo de Cuba has already made a name for himself throughout London with his former restaurant Cuba Libre. Now, he’s proud to be leading one of the finest cooking crews in London and is passionate about sharing the joys of eating Cuban cuisine with Dalston locals. And it’s not just the food that Escudo de Cuba on Dalston’s Stoke Newington Road does right – the restaurant is also well known for its inventive cocktail menu (try the revolution punch) and its selection of delicious sangrias.

At Escudo de Cuba in Dalston, many dishes are served tapas-style, making it easy for you to mix and match. We recommend starting with small plates like platano maduro con guacamole (fried ripe plantain gratin with guacamole) or the calamares fritos (fried calamari) before sampling hearty mains such as the bistec de falda, a seasoned chargrilled skirt steak served with vegetables, spicy potatoes and a homemade spicy green sauce. Dining with your significant other? Be sure to split the paella de la casa for two, served with an array of seafood, chicken and chorizo. Don’t get left out in the rain – reserve a table at London’s Escudo de Cuba now.

178 Escudo de Cuba Reviews

178 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Sally C.a month ago · 1 review

Great vibe - and good food reasonably priced. We shared the meat nachos which were fab and then had mains but the taps also looked great Happy hour cocktails two for £13 were a great start. It was very busy when we arrived at 7:15 - worth booking

Emily Rose W.a month ago · 1 review

Had a lovely evening, waitress was very caring and made sure I could eat even though I have a lot of alergies. Thanks for the great time and the great food!

Diane W.2 months ago · 3 reviews

Best tapas and cocktails in town ! I highly recommend the croquettes and the chicken skewer, with nachos to share for starter and La Casa Del Amor cocktail to drink :)