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Noordeinde 19 | 2311CA, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Rent a rather cheap location, cram in a lot of little chairs and tables, put up some black and whites, paint it in all sorts of colours, put in a big, big frying pan and name it "La Cubanita". Seriously, it works. Although corporate marketing (it's a franchise) sure will help, the experience is good. The food comes in batches,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

The concept of this restaurant is; Unlimited tapas for a reasonable price. Don't expect too much of the quality of the food but at least you can try a lot of things for a fair price. Things to try: Shrimps in garlicsauce, goat cheese in bacon and the redfish Things to avoid: patatas bravas, calamaris and croquettes The writing on... More 

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Thank Norman v
Leiden, The Netherlands
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2014

trust me, anyone who gave the food at this place a thumbs up was ONLY thinking about the price... made for younger people who know little to nothing about food. i'd say mctapas but that would be doing mcdonald's a disservice. i wasn't in a bad mood. until i was done. by then i'd followed the suggestion of someone who'd... More 

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

We had a reservation here at 5.45 pm yesterday, Saturday 25/10. This was our third visit in two months because we like the food. We were received as if it was an interrogation and then led to a table deep inside in view of the open garbage bin and the stacking area for dirty plates (the place was empty at... More 

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Thank Sanjib1961
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

Taken to la cubanita by friends and we got lucky - all you can eat tapas (no dessert) for €17 - a bargain given each dish was great, the service was pleasant and quick and the atmosphere was buzzing. Have the sangria - lovely.

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Thank John H
Lisbon
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

If you go with friends is nice but some times it is really croud. The food is okey if you don't want to spend too much money but to have fun.

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Thank Patricia G
The Hague, The Netherlands
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252 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

I do not understand why this place is so packed and popular. A far from authentic "tapas" bar with a Cuban theme. You can add your comment on the wall, ceiling, table, bench or the Che Guevara picture, if you find a blank spot. And that's pretty much the best about this otherwise unremarkable restaurant. As for the food, everything... More 

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Thank Psasha
Kampala, Uganda
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408 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

The venue is cute, the walls covered with messages left by previous patrons, and service is friendly. The weekdays 17.50 euro deal for unlimited tapas sounds good, particularly when you consider the prices of individual tapas. However, getting the tapas at your table is a very slow affair, while many of the tapas are surprisingly small, considering their list price.... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

The restaurant claims to specialize in tapas, but quality was not according to price. If you are visiting in a large group, it is advisable to close the menu (both prize, quantity and content) at the time of booking the table. Otherwise you may have an unpleasent surprise.

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Thank xinifer
Leiden, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

When we were the place was really crowded and noisy. What made the experience so bad, was the lack of air-conditioning. Not a nice feeling to be eating and almost sweating because the place is cooking. Will not be going back here. Service was soooo slow in between rounds that we left and grabbed a bite elsewhere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Noordeinde 19 | 2311CA, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
Description
Dit restaurant is te vinden op meerdere plaatsen in Nederland, maar in Leiden is het sowieso doordeweeks altijd vol! Reserveren is dan ook zeer belangrijk, want anders moet je lang wachten of moet je verder zoeken. Onbeperkt Tapas-eten is erg lekker en je mag zoveel rondes doen die je wil en het liefst zou ik alle gerechten proberen, maar ik zit voor die tijd al vol!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?