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The Cuban

236 St Asaph Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-260 2605
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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Cuban, Latin, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
236 St Asaph Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Average food (not awful but not remarkable either), average beer selection (the Cuba Laga on tap is actually Oranjeboom and not Cuban - bottled beer selection could be improved also), average service (not that busy however had to call the waitress over every time we...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a disappointing visit to The Cuban this evening. We made an early booking and arrived for dinner at 5.30. We had a GrabOne voucher and after some initial confusion with the menus we got a special set menu and we were seated in...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a Grab One voucher so my expectations weren’t to high. I was amazingly surprised! The food was incredible, staff really friendly. Really enjoyed the night, great atmosphere.

Thank G8928WMsandrah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I brought my work colleagues to the Cuban because I had a decent experience the time prior. I had gotten the cuban sandwich which just listed pork generically as part of the ingredients. I figured I'd try it out and compare it to the cuban...More

Thank Mullenkamp
Reviewed 8 January 2018

The Cuban is all set up to be a great place with a menu theme and setting,i have been before and it was great.On this occasion let down by disinterested staff and poor service.

Thank Brent T
Reviewed 16 December 2017

Great watering hole with good food, live music and great atmosphere. Staff were all very friendly and welcoming. They have got me for my next visit to Christchurch.

Thank Dennis215
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Went there to catch up with a friend last week and we decided to go for the tapas! It was a good choice! Lovely food - we both especially enjoyed the potato tacos - YUM! The jalapeno peppers were great too!! Would definitely go back!

Thank dorinab407
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

A friend and I have just eaten at The Cuban. Great atmosphere and high interest decor. We shared a platter. $45 for two of us certainly made for good value eating. As we both don’t like mushrooms we opted for double croquettes. All good and...More

Thank vive131
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Food was good. It has a nice ambiance. We had mocktails, chicken tacos, grilled fish and jerk chicken wings. Everything was delicious. We loved it.

Thank Maithili S
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Great environment and friendly attentive service. A good variety of food which covered Gf Df and vegeterian. We all enjoyed our meals, food was well presented and tasty. Best part was it was really good value for money and we had a really enjoyable night...More

Thank April N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 236 St Asaph Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-260 2605
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The Cuban offers our guests the unique opportunity to sample classic Cuban street food in a fun, casual dining atmosphere. Select dishes from our Tapas menu, which are ideal for sharing, or chose something just for yourself!
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