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.
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.
Great food and really good portion size! The atmosphere was pretty mellow; music not too loud. The staff were friendly and respectful, and I’ll definitely becoming back
My girlfriend and I visit at least once in a month for our date night. The staff are always friendly. We always go for the same menu from the first time we visited. It's so good that we haven't even had the opportunity to try something else. Food and cocktails, top marks.
Lovey every dish we ordered from that beef nachos to the prawns and mussels stared and our main dish with was the classic Cuban dish with beautiful beef in sauce. Cocktails the atomsphere definelty coming back