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4.3 /6 Very Good 128 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!

View The Cuban A la Carte Menu


128 Reviews

4.3 /6 Very Good 128 Reviews
Food: delicious
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: friendly
Noise: average
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
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1 review so far 6
17.08.2017 18:43

Great food and great service and kept drinks flowing . Waitress was lovely and to me makes it 100% better when service and people that nice

1 review so far 6
20.07.2017 09:19

Great service served with a smile; restaurant was quiet for a Wednesday however there were some dance lessons which provided a great entertainment to our party of 6. Main course portions were on a generous size (I had the seafood paella), but I thought the tapas could have been bigger (we ordered the 5 tapas for £24 to start for 6 people). Would visit again to sample other main courses.

1 review so far 6
16.07.2017 23:16

Excellent service, amazing food and great entertainment. We enjoyed our visit very much. We will definitely visit again. Cocktails were absolutely amazing and two for one up until 7pm

1 review so far 6
09.07.2017 22:19

We all had an amazing night, atmosphere was fab and the food and was perfect for a girls night out with a few bubbles thrown into the mix!! 👍

1 review so far 6
07.03.2017 09:24

Last Friday evening I went to The Cuban for a meal and dancing with some friends. The staff there couldn't do enough to help us. It was a wonderful night and my group of friends haven't stopped talking about it since. We enjoyed a very rare find of 241 cocktails on a Friday night! See you again soon xx

1 review so far 2
26.03.2017 19:17

Visited The Cuben early on a Saturday evening, it was not busy as there were empty tables. It took a minute or two to be greeted at the door and shown to our table. We were only given the food menu at the time when we were sat to our table. After approximately 10 minutes a waitress came over to us asking what we would like to order, we asked for the drinks menu and was told about the 2 for 1 offer on the cocktails. 10 more minutes passed and a different waitress appeared and took our order, we were still waiting for our drinks at this time. We could see our drinks on the bar waiting to be collected and brought to us. Our food came promptly and we then had to ask for our drinks. The food was delicious and I cannot knock the food. We had a look at the small options available for dessert and choose not to, as nothing tickled our fancy. Another waitres came and asked if we would like a dessert and we said no and asked for our bill. No more than 5 seconds later another waitress asked if we would like a dessert and I had to explain that it was being sorted. Overall the food is great but the service felt like that the staff are not given enough training as it felt very disjointed from the moment we were eventually greeted at the door to the uninformative waitresses ( I should know I got served by all of them through out my meal). Will not be visiting them again.

1 review so far 5
29.07.2017 00:50

Had a great evening! The food was lovely, however the service wasn't great!! Slow being served our first course and drinks and and then even worse was the fact we were rushed to pay and leave after finishing our meal! During the meal, some people on our table had finished their meal however two of us had not... but the waitress started to collect everyone's plates away on the table despite the fact it was clear some were still eating their meal. That said, thank you for some fantastic food and we loved the atmosphere from the music and dancers!!

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
10.01.2017 11:41

We had a really nice time. It was very busy and we loved the atmosphere. The food took quite a while to come but we were offered a starter and a free drink to compensate for that we only took the drink but we felt that even if you were busy you were still trying to make our visit an enjoyable one. Which is was.

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
24.02.2017 15:27

I really liked the vibe of this place and would like to go back on a weekend night. The staff were very friendly and the Mojito's very nice . We had the Lamb and Chicken Kabab's which were really nice followed up by bananas and caramel also very nice. We had a groupon voucher which I would recommend getting if still available.

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 5
15.03.2017 09:31

The atmosphere that the staff and musicians create at the restaurant is fantastic. The food lets this establishment down a little. It's not bad but it is doesn't match the high standard the staff are working at. A particular mention of Charlie who looked after our party so well.

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 5
19.02.2017 11:34

Great atmosphere. Although initally service was good, it got slower! Food was good and interesting but not quite 6 stars- the paella was a little disappointing flavourwise (but large portion), Chilli chorizo beef was good flavourwise but could have done with a little more. Coffee was poor.

1 review so far 5
17.03.2017 09:46

Lovely food and attentive waitress,would def go if only you go once ,think there is a different atmosphere at different times of the day so I would go when it's not to busy if your going for a special occasion as can imagine it gets busy.

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 6
14.05.2017 15:58

Great meal, great service and bonus of entertainment too, just be aware if you order chicken paella it's very spicy, but still delicious, the cocktails are amazing,it was the perfect place to celebrate my 60th birthday

1 review so far 6
24.02.2017 15:08

Food was fantastic and presentation was exciting, cocktails were excellent with a good 241 offer and the music and ambience wonderful. This was our third visit - good for couples, families and small groups.

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 6
17.02.2017 23:03

Such a Lovely restaurant. Food was so good! Service was fast & very kind staff! Cocktails was also nice. Will definitely be booking again! I will be recommending to friends to try out!

1 review so far 4
22.07.2017 11:24

Exorbitantly priced cocktails are a complete rip-off even for happy hour. It looked like they'd brought us the dregs of other people's drinks. They're basically shots with a dash of flavouring thrown in. Having said that the service and food were good. We particularly liked the pork belly roulade.

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 6
10.06.2017 08:44

Great food & service. The atmosphere was lovely. We will definitely be visiting again. It was a last minute booking for my husbandson birthday & they made it a birthday to remember.

4 reviews so far 6
27.12.2016 08:31

Food much netter than your average Christmas party. Really interesting and tasty selection and very good portion sizes. The entertainment was spot on and the service excellent. Would recommend without reservation.

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
03.02.2017 08:41

We had a great time at the Cuban with lovely food, HUGE portions of deliciousness, happy, helpful staff who appeared just when you needed them and the most amazing Mojitos!

1 review so far 6
10.06.2017 00:51

Great ambiance and food. Our waitress Maria was very friendly and efficient. The cocktails were very nice. The band was good but the dj wasn't. But we will come back!

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
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
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
09.02.2017 15:25

Really amazing food! The service was excellent with live dancing to keep you entertained. The cocktails and in particular the mohijto were some of the best I've had

1 review so far 6
02.06.2017 08:01

Brilliant in every way. Food was delicious and cocktails amazing. Loved the live music. Really got us in the mood for our Cuban holiday in a few weeks.

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.

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
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