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  • 5.0 star rating
    11/7/2013
    1 check-in here First to Review

    Truly authentic Cuban environment nestled in the bosom of Crystal Palace. Only open for 9 months and already this place is booming.
    Rich and aromatic Cuban coffee is served during the day. A good varieties of sandwich including the classic Cubano (Roasted port, cheese, ham, pickles, mustard).
    As the night draws in from Thursday to saturday bartenders arrive to create classic cocktails from the Golden Age of Havana my favourites mojito. Mmmmmmmmm

  • 4.0 star rating
    2/3/2014
    1 check-in here

    This is that sort of restaurant where the owner is also one of the servers and everyone believes in it so much that they try so so so hard. And I so so so wanted to love it!

    It has two distinct sections - a little coffee bar to the right and a restaurant to the left. The menu is pretty limited, and only has one vegetarian option. I'm not vegetarian, so I was thrilled with the look of the pork, beef and fish options. I was however, with a vegetarian who doesn't like plantains, and we just couldn't find something to suit her tastes, so we regretfully left and went somewhere else.

    I think the moral is - apart from "don't hang out with vegetarians" ;-) - you have to love Cuban food to go there. I really do love Cuban food, so if anyone local fancies lunch there, let me know! I would love to try their beef stew!

    Ps. I did try their coffee and my, it was good!

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From the business

Specialties

Casa Cuba wants to bring the best of Cuba: Cuban coffee (not just style but the actual beans!), Cuban classic sandwiches such as The Cuban, Cuban cocktails, Cuban cigars, Cuban music and even real Cuban serving you with a big smile! Check our website for a complete menu description.

History

Established in 2012.

... It only takes a bit of research to see how the word "Cuba" (and everything associated to it) is such a marketing tool. Sandra and Miguel, both Cubans have succesfully been running a Tour Operation business (www.cubadirect.co.uk) for over 10 years but there was always the dream (and necessity) to create a Cuban coffee shop, bar or restaurant really authentic and inspiring. And that is how it was decided to create Casa Cuba: a hybrid of cafe, bar and restaurant offering the best of Cuba! We are extremely careful in offering the real thing from Cuban beer to real and traditional cocktails to Cuban coffee. Mornings are all about coffee and cake. During the week we have a permanent lunch deal for just £7 and the evening we become a restaurant. Friday and Saturday nights the animal is quite different. Come ready to dance the night away and forget about personal space ...  That is the history so far, for anything else come along and we'll tell you more!