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4.0 /6 Very Good 76 Reviews

The Cuban

Canons Marsh Latin American ££ +100
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About The Cuban

Dear diners, please be aware that non-Quandoo vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with online booking. If you wish to use non-Quandoo vouchers, please contact the restaurant directly.

Undoubtedly one of the hottest spots in Bristol’s revitalised Canon’s Marsh harbourside area, the Cuban celebrates the colours, flavours, sounds and sights of la bella Havana. A haven for Caribbean rum drinkers, a favourite for Latin American groovers and a multicultural delight for foodies, the Cuban does it all, and it’s hard to think of a safer bet for a fun night out in Bristol’s city centre. Just be sure to book ahead, because it’s always buzzing at the Cuban.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 00:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 00:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 00:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 00:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 00:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 00:30
  • Sunday 12:00 - 00:30
The Cuban, 2 Unit 2, Building 11, Harbourside, BS1 5SZ Bristol

Further Information

Vibrant, sexy, classy and casual all at once, the Cuban is one of the hottest hangouts around Bristol’s revitalised old harbourside. Tucked behind Millennium Square in Canon’s Marsh near the city centre, the Cuban could not be better located for locals and visitors looking for a fun night out in Bristol, with bundles of Latin American charm, quirky decor, Caribbean dance rhythms, colourful cocktails and of course tantalising tapas and heartier dishes celebrating both old and new Cuban cuisine. Whether hitting the dance floor, planning a special occasion meal, or just wanting to relax and let off some steam, the Cuban is bound to please.

The Cuban boasts one of Bristol city centre’s best stocked bars, and with over a hundred varieties of rum it is an absolute must-visit for connoisseurs of Caribbean concoctions. But the food menu can make punters just as legless as the punch. This harbourside hotspot pumps out sizzling Latin American tapas freshly prepared to order. Balancing traditional Cuban with Nuevo Cubano cuisine, these celebrate dashes of Spanish, Portuguese, African, Chinese, Native American Taino and wider Caribbean influence. From soothing fried plantains or tender calamari to indulgent arancini and Asian-style king prawns, the options are endless – but space is not in Canon’s Marsh, so be sure to book ahead!

CHEF'S CHOICE

76 Reviews

4.0 /6 Very Good 76 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: pleasant
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
Food: delicious
Noise: average
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1 review so far 6
17.01.2017 18:04

Lovely food.Well looked after by staff Recommend highly for evening night out especially for a couple. A lot of choice freshly cooked in restaurant where you can see it!

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 13:39

Fantastic. We enjoyed everything, the atmosphere, the decor, and especially the food. I've been to the Cuban 4 times now and have yet to be disappointed.

1 review so far 6
10.10.2016 08:08

Food was fantastic, good choice of cocktails, shame it was so quiet as the band on were very good, would highly recommend to family and friends.

1 review so far 6
03.10.2016 08:10

Really great atmosphere! Food was amazing and the Mojitos were also lovely! Actually tasted of Mojitos not just watered down Mint water. Service was brilliant. Will definitely return but this time I'll go later in the evening as I think it'll be more atmospheric the later you go. We were there at 5pm so quite early but still good! Had a lovely time

1 review so far 6
25.06.2016 22:29

Really nice atmosphere. Food menu not extensive but quality of meals great. The paella for one is actually quite a big portion (had half packed to take away!). Staff friendly, and will accommodate any request you have. Cocktails are amazing. Would definitely recommend the Zombie, and the Fruit Punch from the non-alcoholic selection. Overall had a lovely experience. Will definitely come back.

1 review so far 4
25.09.2016 22:48

lovely food but the service was abysmal. We went on a groupon offer, we couldn't get the time we wanted so had to book for half an hour later although when we got there the restaurant was virtually deserted and I'm sure that if we had turned up at the time we wanted there would have been space. There were plenty of wait staff on duty and looking busy walking up and down but they all had a talent for avoiding eye contact.

1 review so far 6
07.08.2016 20:53

My visit with a friend was very, very pleasant. And I have to say all thankfully to young very smily and nice waiter who looked after us. He called in a few times asking if food was good, if we want more drinks, condiments etc. Very nice experience. Food was good, big portion! All tasty.

1 review so far 5
09.05.2016 22:30

Lovely time at the Cuban. Was a Monday evening, so seemed like we had the restaurant all to ourselves! Standard of food was good, hot and portion sizes were adequate - nothing at all to complain about really. Couldn't rate it as 6 stars as it wasn't great, but my family and I will be back again and would certainly recommend it to others.

1 review so far 3
17.09.2016 07:38

The food and 2 for 1 cocktails were lovely at the Cuban but a couple of things let it down: 1. The staff weren't very friendly. One in particular didn't seem to know how to smile and everything we asked for seemed like a chore. You really got the impression she didn't want to be there. 2. The waitresses kept clearing the plates of those that had finished eating before everyone at the table had finished. 3. There was live music playing which was good and would be enjoyable if you'd just come for drinks but far too loud when you're having a meal.

1 review so far 5
03.09.2016 23:00

Brilliant experience. I love this place. Perhaps the only way I could see an improvement is by turning up the AC because once the dancing got going, the temperature shot up and it was sauna thereafter. But it is a fantastic restaurant and I highly recommend it. Only non-mexican latin american restaurant in Bristol and non-salsa latin party in Bristol!

1 review so far 2
13.11.2016 16:53

Gorgeous food, great location and lively fun atmosphere. Just a shame that the service was awful. We ordered 4 cocktails on arrival and they took approximately 30 minutes to arrive despite us asking where they were. When my strawberry dacquari arrived it was only just over half full, as it is a small (expensive) drink anyway I queried this with the waitress. She just said that's how it comes! Later on we popped outside for a quick cigarette and when we came back a couple were sitting at our table even though our drinks were still there. The waitress should not have allowed this as we had not had our desserts brought to the table and not asked for the bill. Will not be returning to the Cuban unless better customer service is implemented here.

1 review so far 6
04.06.2016 09:49

Excellent service food was delicious and amazing atmosphere ... The cocktail menu was excellent and food came out fast and hot... Our waitress was very attentive and the live music was fantastic ... We had a great time and will return again soon

1 review so far 4
27.06.2016 17:50

Overall the experience was good. Food was great, ambiance was excellent and the restaurant never disappoints when it comes to the food. However when I asked for a cocktail menu it wasn't provided, I was a bit surprised when we were served cocktails without us making the selection. The drinks as usual were great however i would have preferred to chose the drink.

1 review so far 3
11.07.2016 10:06

The food was nice for what it was, however the "seafood paella" could have done with some more seafood - two shrimps, two muscles, and a handful of cockles seemed a little light, but then we were on a groupon voucher. The service was...slow, to say the least. While the starters arrived quickly, the mains took a little longer, and it took around twenty minutes after requesting the bill for us to get it, and then another ten to actually pay.

1 review so far 6
23.07.2016 11:27

Great atmosphere, cocktails and food. Would thoroughly recommend for a great night out! Dancing is great. Have been a couple of times now and the live music and then dj has been different each time and high quality.

1 review so far 4
30.05.2016 23:02

Great food, generous portions & lush cocktails but there was almost no atmosphere for a Friday night & the team were nice but didn't seem to be bothered with us & made a couple of mistakes with the orders. Would definitely try again though, may have just been an off night & the food was lovely :)

1 review so far 5
06.07.2016 20:11

Great atmosphere and food delicious. Quite pricy and would have preferred the set menu viewed online but was told it was for parties on 10 and we were just 4. Music and dancing fun for everyone. Will be going again!

1 review so far 5
29.09.2016 09:49

Really good food, reasonably priced and a nice setting. The restaurant has been well dressed and I like the videos playing on the TVs. Would be interested to see the dancing going on on one of the Salsa evenings.

1 review so far 6
21.09.2016 08:26

Great food great atmosphere A really good time was had by all young answer old. It was topped by the restaurant's dance instructor giving a party samba lessons which we joined with.

1 review so far 5
08.10.2016 11:47

Great atmosphere and lovely food. Minor downside was that we weren't asked if we wanted any sauces etc when we received our meal but the team were quick to help when we asked. Liked the live music!

2 reviews so far 5
21.09.2016 09:13

Food was as good as usual although they have changed menu, there is less choice. Cocktails are excellent. Ambience great. Always enjoy it there. Good band, if a little loud. Had to sit outside to listen

1 review so far 6
14.06.2016 10:17

Loved the décor; lots of prints / posters and wood panelled shack :) Food very good, lots of choice and very tasty and arrived quickly. Staff friendly and helpful

1 review so far 6
09.06.2016 20:58

Lovely meal as usual and in a lovely atmosphere staff very friendly, good food and excellent drink . Salsa dance class on at the time which was cool too

1 review so far 3
28.08.2016 10:26

Food was okay for the money, coleslaw, BBQ sauce and the peppercorn sauce was so salty it was inedible Also there was 6 of us and cramped into a booth when there was an empty table near us, when asked if we could move the waitress said it was reserved but whilst there it was not occupied

1 review so far 6
15.08.2016 09:16

Great food and great atmosphere. There was plenty of room for my guests and my family and the service was very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
22.06.2016 08:12

Lovely food, a good variety and choice, great portion sizes and fast and friendly table service, found it easy to book for A midweek meal, def would reccomend!

1 review so far 5
20.06.2016 09:01

Went on Fathers day for lunch. The food is nice, tasty and the portions absolutely HUGE! The service was fine a little slow but pleasant. We'd go back with friends with big appetites.

1 review so far 4
22.06.2016 19:04

It was just alright. Food ok. When got there at lunch time and there was no toilet roll, but they did go off and find some. It was quite quiet when we were there. Want to try a night time though.

1 review so far 6
16.06.2016 21:07

Food was amazing, would definately recommend. Watching the dance classes was good too. Lovely Cuban feel and the mojitos were too die for. Ticks all the boxes

1 review so far 6
01.05.2016 10:25

Absolutely brilliant! The service, food and drinks were amazing- the tapas is highly recommended! The entertainment was not something to be missed either! Will definitely return soon.

2 reviews so far 6
28.06.2016 08:54

First time here but very welcoming and excellent food.Will definitely recommend and revisit.Good value and choice.Staff all very socialable. A hidden gem amongst the Harbourside.love the seating

1 review so far 6
21.09.2016 08:14

Very good food and the cocktails are really nice!! I would definitely recommend, we are going to go back and try the salsa lessons on a Tuesday

1 review so far 5
17.04.2016 20:25

I enjoyed the experience and had tapas which was shared with 2 others from my party. However two of people in my group meals were cold and that spoiled it a bit.

1 review so far 6
30.06.2016 19:54

Great food - really tasty and flavoursome! Interesting and varied choice of food on the menu. Good, attentive and friendly service. Would happily recommend for dinner.

1 review so far 6
12.04.2016 17:49

Great friendly staff, good value and properly made cocktails and really delicious food!! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and definately intend on returning soon for more!!

2 reviews so far 6
05.09.2016 08:53

As on previous occasions,excellent food drink and friendly staff.Of course this offer was exceptional value.Would certainly recommend and hope to revisit again.Looking forward to Xmas menu.....

1 review so far 6
13.08.2016 19:03

All amazing. Fantastic staff and great music. We had a smashing night. Highly recommended. Very pleased and will definitely be back very soon. Thanks a lot

1 review so far 6
17.07.2016 17:03

Fab venue, great staff, excellent cocktails, tapas great. We used a Groupon voucher and am really happy we did, it was a great lunch out.

1 review so far 6
18.09.2016 09:55

Lovely place, food and helpful staff...great latino music!! We had an amazong hen do in this place! Recommend the venezuelan cachapas, and the cuba libres.

2 reviews so far 5
08.06.2016 21:59

Had a very nice evening at the Cuban with friends enjoyed a varied selection of the menu the staff were busy but very welcoming and friendly and informative would revisit

1 review so far 6
05.04.2016 09:10

Lovely food - I recommend getting the tapas. There's a great atmosphere and it is incredible when the dance floor gets cleared! Absolutely loved it!

1 review so far 4
27.06.2016 08:49

The food was absolutely amazing and the mojito cocktails were a great price and great taste! However, at times did feel a bit abandoned by our server. But the food definitely made up for the wait!

1 review so far 4
12.07.2016 07:20

Great mohitto nine food, plenty of it . Nachos to start was big enough to share then had chilli beef with chorizo which was very nice, Good central location , lovely pint of thatchers too

1 review so far 3
20.08.2016 23:55

2x sirloin steams were average - a good deal with Groupon for two people with a mahito each. Would have been very disappointed with the meal at full price. All in all, good for a £10 steak with bonus cocktail. Go Groupon or be disappointed.

1 review so far 4
10.07.2016 08:47

Liked the atmosphere even though it was very quiet. Starters were tasty but mains were very disappointing. Salad was soggy, tasteless and nothing like the description. Steak over cooked when asked for medium.

1 review so far 5
17.08.2016 12:29

Great food & huge portions. You can have dance lessons too, although I was far too full to contemplate them. I would highly recommend this place.

1 review so far 4
09.10.2016 11:17

Great fun. Entertainment excellent. Ran out of some dishes but on the whole agreat night. Cocktails were fab shame the 241 offer didn't go on until later as they were quite expensive

1 review so far 3
12.12.2016 11:55

The food was excellent and serverd all at the same time which is no mean feat for a table fo 19! Only downside was the fact that we were right in front of the band, which made it quite hard to talk.

1 review so far 4
17.07.2016 14:42

Thick chips undercooked maybe a lack of choice on menu but overall not to bad. PS was there more choice on the back as we saw someone looking after we ordered

1 review so far 4
14.10.2016 22:19

Good value for money with the groupon! Didn't have mains, shared starters/tapas instead which were tasty but went cold quite quickly! Mojitos were okay - too much ice!