Great food. I love any kind of latin food anyway but this place also had a great atmosphere and lovely staff - even early in the evening when we got there ahead of schedule at 6. We took advantage of the £9 two course pre theatre menu and portions weren't huge but the food was really tasty (great plantain). The happy hour is 7 days a week until 7pm and we tried the two margharitas for £6, and the mojitos for the same price - both were lovely. So close to Waterloo that it was just a couple of minutes to our train down south.
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Cubana is a discovery place. Definitely not just another overpriced chain-run theme bar, Cubana is a genuine Cuban-Latino bar-restaurant with some of London's best fresh, tropical fruit cocktails - and they also offer surprisingly tasty food based on recipes from pre-revolutionary cookbooks prepared from fresh, free-range ingredients at very reasonable prices. Cubana's signature dish is Pollo Criollo - free-range chicken sautéed in fresh orange, garlic, onions and sherry, served with fried plantain and black bean rice. Prime Scotch char-grilled sirloin steak marinated Cuba-style, with the trimmings. There is also a great selection of tapas, including spicy crab cakes with home-made mango / chilli salsa and lush desserts like home-made coconut flan with a scoop of cool coconut ice cream.Please note that Cubana does not take bookings for groups of more than 6 people through toptable.