Escudo De Cuba
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There's a certain pedigree to this restaurant, bar and homage to all things Cuba - it's from the guys behind Cuba Libra, the popular Islington spot of similar influence. They've upped sticks and moved the whole shebang to Stoke Newington Road, so expect more of the same - just a little further east.
The food menu showcases classic Cuban dishes with a few pan-South American dishes thrown in for good measure. Expect, then, empanadas, ensalada de pollo, patatas asadas al horno and ropa vieja a la Cubana - a traditional Cuban dish of shredded braised beef in a herb, tomato, onion and sweet pepper sauce. It's known as as 'old rags', and is served with rice, black beans, cassava, vegetables and plantain.
And to drink? Well, they do a mean cuba libre of course - alongside various other Central and South American cocktails. Keep an eye out for salsa lessons, comedy nights and other special events.
20 Stoke Newington Rd
|Opening hours:||4pm - midnight, Monday to Friday midday - midnight Saturday & Sunday|
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