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The Cuban

$$ - $$$, Spanish,
41-43 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RY, England
+44 1227 464464
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible19%
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“tapas” (28 reviews)
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Bar, Spanish, Pub, Cuban
$$ - $$$
41-43 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RY, England
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here the last three years and this year we were verbally abused, ignored and harassed by members of staff before being asked to leave by 5 staff members after being the victims of relentless and malicious conduct by the staff.

Thank Shaun R
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Myself and five friends went to the Cuban to use the Groupon offer of Tapas and cocktails. The cocktails arrived and then the food. The food was ok but not amazing. The overwhelming problem was how cold the room was. We had to put our...More

Thank Louisa G
George P, General Manager at The Cuban, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Our apologies for our air con system malfunctioning! parts are on order but they can take up to 6 weeks if they are not in stock in Europe, they need to come from Japan! Out of our hands really but we appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

First trip to this place and loved it, lush tapas and the cocktails :).. Go between 6pm - 9pm cocktails are two for a tenner, a must visit if you are ever in Canterbury. We will be back for an evening of 💃🏽

Thank Prithi D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Bought a deal from groupon -excellent value for money. Food was served quickly & was amazing. Staff were friendly & efficient - could not fault the whole experience

Thank Dee-w-75
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Visited here with some friends on a Saturday afternoon for some birthday cocktails. The bar was pretty empty and I can understand why. We did not feel welcome at all, the service was blunt and rude, and the cocktails weren't great either. We stayed for...More

2  Thank MattCharlotte_15
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We only came in here as a lady outside ushered us over to tell us about 2 cocktails for £10, but we ended up staying for a couple of hours and ordering food too. The frozen passion fruit daiquiri was definitely my favourite cocktail of...More

Thank Mgnlj2112
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My husband and friend organised a surprise cocktail making class for my 30th birthday and it was the best night. Miles the bar tender was awesome he made the cocktail class even better with they way he did it. The food was amazing the best...More

Thank fcollins2009
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Good food, great cocktails! Friendly staff, good service and all in all a nice atmosphere.... terrace area is a great little suntrap and we had a great afternoon and will be returning soon for sure!

Thank CharandMatt
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Great service, friendly cosmopolitan staff, good ambiance music and backdrop our team enjoed it - thanks Cuban.

Thank V2882VNbob
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Lovely building and atmosphere with great mojitos and latin drinks althogh the food is overrated and pricy for what it is as Cuban food is very simple.

Thank berenicewatersm
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6 March 2017|
Response from TheCubanManagement | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry. Sorry but we are unable to premake cocktails due to the ice content and its deterioration. Our cocktails are made to specifications and if they prepared too soon the quality and taste will diminish... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Bar, Spanish, Pub, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41-43 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 464464
  • E-mail
The Cuban Culture is Simple...Great food, fabulous cocktails and of course good company.Our highly skilled mixologists create extraordinary cocktails using the finest premium spirits and the freshest ingredients, all finished with that extra touch of flair. Specialising in Mojito's & Daquiri's, we offer a taste of Cuba on your doorstep.The Cuban Restaurant is a bustling restaurant with a large selection of Tapas, Cuban style sandwiches and grilled meat dishes. Vegetarian, Nut & Gluten free dishes are also available. The Cuban Bar specialises in exciting cocktails and we hold a selection of rums from The Caribbean & Latin America, fine champagnes, premium spirits and Cuban cigars. We offer private tables with bottle serve options after dark.The Cuban also has private functions areas and rooms if you want to celebrate or hold a special event.Overflowing with atmosphere and latin spirit, The Cuban hosts regular Salsa dancing and resident DJ's providing the ultimate setting for any event.
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