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  • Stables Market Stables Market Chalk Farm Road Camden
    Camden

    London NW1 8AH
    Camden Town
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  • Phone number 033 3240 2000
  • Business website thecuban.co.uk

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    • Qype User nightf…
    • London
    • 7 friends
    • 41 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    31/7/2009

    Laid back and full of fun. Rockin' live Indie rock during the early part of rthe week and nice pints to go down.

    Great deco but more staff would be helpfull keeping the place tidy.

    Either way beats other places in the area by far.

  • 1.0 star rating
    31/7/2010
    First to Review

    The first time I tried to come here, I was disappointed that they didn't have cortaditos. I guess they're not as Cuban as the name suggests?

    Last night I stopped by after work for a quick drink. The cocktails barely tasted like they had any alcohol in them. We got two BayBreezes and they were made completely differently from each other. Oh, and one of them had little bits of broken glass in it.

    • Qype User kristi…
    • London
    • 111 friends
    • 158 reviews
    1.0 star rating
    13/9/2010

    Great atmosphere with salsa classes or live music on certain nights.
    That's pretty much the end of the good things, so don't get excited.
    Went here twice recently as they're advertising up a storm with the discount vouchers lately. Even when it's dirt cheap it's simply not worth it.
    On my first visit we had discount cocktails. I'm not professing to be an expert, but I have had a fair few Mojitos in my time and this was pants compared to all the rest. Too sour and very little alcohol.

    On the next visit ( sucker for punishment ) my friend and I had 2 mains and 2 drinks for £10.00. The usual extensive menu looks great, but for the 'special deals' there is a small reduced menu to select from with such cuban classics as a sandwich, or moroccan lamb kebabs.
    We had been seated for over 15 minutes before any member of staff approached us to give the menu or welcome us, when the food arrived it was stingily small and definitely like a starter rather than a main course.
    Worse still, on trying to eat it, 2 of the 6 lumps of lamb on my plate were entrely inedible due to stringy fat, while the only other thing to eat was a few wilted salad leaves and red onion strips.

    To add insult to injury, a week or so after I received an email from the manager telling of some further deals - but he had cc'd everyone on his mailing list so all our email addresses were visible. I then sent him an email back explaining that he needs to use BCC or he's breaching the data protection act, along with an account of my recent visits and some constructive feedback, to which I received no reply.
    Do. not.waste.your.time.also.

    • Qype User JLLond…
    • London
    • 5 friends
    • 47 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    28/11/2008

    The Cuban is nestled nicely inside the Stables Market, in a large cavernour bar, which somehow retains a nice cosy feeling, probably through the dark panelling and nice booth seating.

    Good food, which is of the tapas variety. In the week, I think Wednesdays judging by the other reviews, they have a band, which is really good.

    This place is best in summer when the outside area enjoys a nice pool of light amongst the market stalls, and the different Camden makret types all congregate. Good for people watching with a nice glass of white wine, i feel.

    A nice bar sitting between the dirty pubs and the poncey bars.

    • Qype User JFi…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 5 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    9/10/2008

    This place has the best vib and decor for a pub/bar. Its got this feel and look like a street party that could be happening in Cuba - not that I have ever been there but is ecclectic with good cocktails.

    I went and saw a band there which they have live indy rock on Tuesday nights. Easy going and cool people filled the place as well. Service was slow and typical Camden style but a fun time place for sure.

    • Qype User Layalo…
    • Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
    • 4 friends
    • 24 reviews
    1.0 star rating
    21/9/2011

    This place is pretty grim. Nice decor, but the staff don't seem to care, and are rushed off their feet anyway. Good luck trying to flag one down  they purposely avoid eye contact!
    The food was nothing special. Despite being 'cuban' it was basically exactly the same as you can get at any La Tasca (and La Tasca give you bigger portions too).
    Don't waste your time, and don't be tempted by their numerous special offers and vouchers unless you want to try 'authentic cuban' chicken dippers with tomato sauce. Mmm!

    • Qype User Bodilk…
    • London
    • 28 friends
    • 56 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    24/10/2007

    The Cuban lies in the heart of Stables Market and offers a welcome break and retreat from all the busy stalls. The food is obviously more expensive than you get from the food stalls but no more than most London bar food. We went for lunch and on the menu was tapas and more normal dishes like burger and salad all prepared with a Cuban twist. All the food was nice and the service was OK but because we sat outside it could be a bit difficult to get any attention. The Cuban has got a 2 o'clock license so it probably gets swinging later in the evenings. They do nice cocktails it should not be difficult to get in the mood. One downside was that they do not have their own toilets so you have to share with the rest of the market, which luckily are well looked after and clean but queues can get long.

    • Qype User sacky_…
    • London
    • 85 friends
    • 67 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    13/8/2008

    After going to cuba i love this place its great and they play my cuban song! woohoo!!!

    • Qype User Jonla…
    • London
    • 4 friends
    • 103 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    10/9/2010

    Not bad - decent live music when we visited on a Friday night and a really good atmosphere. Busy without being absolutely rammed, though with a few of the obligatory customers tripping over everyone else from having a few too many drinks. A pretty good night out.

    • Qype User petest…
    • London
    • 24 friends
    • 45 reviews
    1.0 star rating
    24/11/2011

    Arriving at 7pm on a Wednesday evening to a nearly empty restaurant, to be told that if we didn't have a reservation we weren't sitting down is not what I wanted to hear. Clearly if we had sat down it wouldn't have been worth it. I definitely won't be darkening their door ever again

    • Qype User JujWal…
    • London
    • 32 friends
    • 210 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    1/11/2007

    I always have a good night at The Cuban in the Stable's Market in Camden. It is a large place with comfy booths and sofas at the back, and an outdoor area. They usually play good music - there isn't an obvious dance area, but that's never seemed to stop me and my friends before! Some people don't think this place has the best atmosphere, but they serve one of the best Caipirinha's in town, so it's good enough for me!

    • Qype User sar23…
    • London
    • 10 friends
    • 109 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    21/1/2008

    You are always fairly set up for a good night here. it has a very relaxed environment and attracts really great, friendly people. it has a very extensive and varied cocktails menu, at fairly reasonable prices (well, for camden.) Music is also brilliant, just to tap your foot to or even have bit of a dance.

    • Qype User kamasa…
    • London
    • 10 friends
    • 18 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    11/10/2008

    this is a great place. it plays all different types of music from live salsa bands 2 hip hop DJs. It's a great night out whether your with friends or just out with a lady its great fun. with a name like the Cuban bar you would expect them to have a good selection of cigars, which they do the only down side is you have to smoke them outside.They also have a nice selection of rum. During the day I think they also do food. so whether your strolling through the market during the day or looking to dance the night away it's a really cool place. I hope you enjoy the place as much as I do.

    • Qype User elizk…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 12 reviews
    1.0 star rating
    16/11/2008

    Expensive and very touristy. Note that only half of the garden belongs to the bar and you are better off buying a beer in the off license on chalk farm road and drinking it there. Just round the corner from chinese places where you can get £1 meal after 5 or 6 pm.
    I don't like it, it's a rip off pretending to be a cool place. I wish they made it into a vintage shop or halved their prices. I'm still shocked that people go there For rich tourist only. Go to proud gallery if you want quality for money. No go for me!

    • Qype User johncu…
    • London
    • 3 friends
    • 6 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    29/12/2010

    A small, expensive but pleasant place. I'm glad we had discount vouchers. The cocktails were very nice and portions were about right for 3 courses.

    • Qype User Underg…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 12 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    12/2/2013

    Before buying a voucher from one discount sites, I was very wary about this restaurant. However, this was the best experience of London restaurant so far! I was more than surprised (but nice way). The food was excellent, as we had platas (Spanish share-like dishes) and Sangria wine. We chose to have a deal which is 28 pounds but we, totally hungry 2 people could not eat it all. There was so much meaty platas and some interesting dishes I have never tried before. And Cuban sausagehmmm. it's the best so far. To be honest, I am totally convinced now that I am going to come back there some time with my friends. The atmosphere is a bit romantic as well, and there is a music (which is a rare treat in London bars, caffees or restaurants). So people, sometimes reviews lie, as not everyone probably likes Spanish dishes. However, I did like at all. And the service was alright too (one waiter was very helpful to us and food arrived quick and kitchen made (not freezer-made)). Well, I'd give 5 out 5.

    • Qype User Sylvia…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 1 review
    2.0 star rating
    24/10/2012

    Good atmosphere, great place for a drink, awful food: bland, boring  the worst paella I've ever had!

    • Qype User KamelL…
    • London
    • 9 friends
    • 8 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    22/3/2011

    I've been to this place with a bunch of friends on saturday and it was very busy. Actually, some of them were spanish and they forced me tio get in that pub...and I didn't regret it. First, as mentioned in the name, you have to like latino music but it's not a must to enjoy that club. If you do, like me, you definetely gonna have a good time in that pub. The atmosphere is very warmful, a band was singing while I was there. They have a HUGE cocktails choice and they provide SALSA class on Thursday !!!

    • Qype User rdunnc…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 4 reviews
    1.0 star rating
    3/6/2012

    I have to be frank for your sakes, this place is absolutely dire. Quite aside from the totally unconvincing faux-Latin feel (which in reality leaves you feeling you have just spent loads on a very watery mojito for consumtion in something akin to a school gymnasium but with even less soul), it seems management have been arrogant enough to tell their security to demand photo iD for ALL entrants, which bizarrely meant my 38 year old friend (younger at heart and very easy-going!) was denied entry on the grounds he had no passport and  theoretically - may have been under 21!! Give this place a miss  vote with your feet and try somewhere genuinely Latin and open-minded like the Latin Corner in Camden Road or Coco Bamboo. The (so-called) Cuban is not worth it Even if and when you, as a reponsible adult, get through their disrespectful and way overzelous security! They flatter themselves excessively by even having security.

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