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 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 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


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

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.

163 Escudo de Cuba Reviews

163 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Tiambe S.a month ago · 1 review

Wonderful restaurant, friendly staff and delicious food! I will definitely come back here again. Muchos gracias!

Julia S.a month ago · 1 review

Amazing ambiance and lovely staff! The food was also fantastic. My fiancé and I had a really wonderful evening and we’ll be sure to return soon!

Bobby N.a month ago · 1 review

Food and staff are excellent. I love the interior too, when you're inside the restaurant, it feels like you're in another part of the world.