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The Cuban - Camden

The Long Stables, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH +44 2036417522

((()* Spanish
Main course: £9
Food spend: £20
Opening hours
Monday - Sunday 10.00 - 01.00

Great atmosphere and food.

Eva Garmston 01 February 2016
from Londin

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Havana comes to London with a passion at The Cuban Camden. Set over 2 floors, an exotic mix of Cuban and international cuisine is served. The bustling bar serves colourful cocktails and features resident DJs and live music.

The Cuban Camden menu serves vibrant, enticing tapas dishes from Cuba and the surrounding islands, as well as other international options. Paella and the traditional Cuban stew called ropa vieja are served, with vegetarian varieties available in both. Pan-seared tuna fillet, black mussels and jerk chicken combine bold and subtle flavours, and a selection of burgers are popular options.

Over 100 types of rum are served at The Cuban London, with over 50 cocktails expertly prepared. A superb wine list and range of beers are also available.

In the bustling Stables Market of Camden, The Cuban restaurant is also available for private hire. Chalk Farm Tube Station is 7 minutes’ walk away.

The Cuban - Camden

The Long Stables, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH

Contact +44 2074240692
Reservations +44 2036417522

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Customer reviews for The Cuban - Camden

3.7 ((()* (based on 20 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • child friendly (3)
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  • (((** by from London

    We were greeted as we arrived but that was the high point.... We ordered our food which arrived fairly quickly but they got my starter wrong which took ages to be replaced. My girlfriend ordered the fish which when it arrived was deep fried and over cooked for her liking... We asked the waitress if that was how it was usually served... she said it was... maybe they should put that in the menu description... After we'd finished it took over 20 mins for our plates to be cleared...

  • ((((( by from Londin

    Great atmosphere and food.

  • ((((* by from London

    Really nice environment and great food - lots of choice on the menu and great service. Would definitely recommend.

  • (**** by from London

    Not that great, there are definitely better places in Camden. We waited 50 minutes for food. If you were gonna make people wait this long, have the decency to offer bread or free table food. Small and overpriced portions. There were random other dishes in our food, if you were a vegetarian that definitely wouldn't be ok. kept missing dishes out. Waitresses weren't very attentive even though they weren't very busy. We had to just use plates they served the starters on even though they had 50 minutes to have given us some as it was a tapas dinner

  • ((((( by from Elsenham

    We booked for Saturday at 7.30 and found the place was buzzing with activity . All the staff were very helpful and the food came quickly even though they were busy . Very reasonably priced as well .nice Cuban beer as well

  • ((((* by from Londres

    Pour l ambiance sud américain

  • (**** by from London

    Saturday 20:15 March booked weeks priorI booked the Cuban for a birthday party for 16 people. I confirmed the menu choice one week in advance as requested and the number of definite attendance 48 hours prior to the date.[...]When we arrived we were not directed to the table and walked through the lower bar to try and find the stairs to the restaurant. A customer told us to use the lift which was at the front entrance but not clearly marked. No staff assisted us.The table was set for 14 despite the prior booking so I had to ask for more chairs and place settings which was embarrassingThe meal was booked for 20:15 and admittedly some were a little late due to traffic and not being able to establish the table whereabouts and arrived at about 20:40.Orders were eventually taken and starters were delivered around 22:00 by one waiter, who I must say was very pleasant and helpful.Starters: Buffalo mozzarella with pesto and cherry tomatoes– no pesto sauce was eveident and it was completely tastelessPrawns adequate was most of the comments, nothing special but edibleMain meal: There were not enough steaks left apparently as they had had a big demand in the day even though we had to choose the menu 7 days prior. So some people had to then opt for the rack of lamb Rack of lamb was four lamb chops with no meat and mainly fat, no roast potatoes as stated on the menu and the vegetables in season turned out to be a mushy solution of frozen vegetables buried underneath the "chops"Paella was reminiscent of Uncle Ben's rice with a few pieces of tiny Chorizo, tiny muscles and a spattering of baby octopus, the chorizo was tiny like the kind you get in frozen Iceland paella. It was served on a red hot skillet but even that didn't reduce the slop to paella. The two prawns in the dish however were strangely reminiscent of the prawns from the starter being much larger than the rest of the fish in the slop. In fact it was so horrible nobody could eat itWe complained and were told that if we wanted to see the chef he would tell us to xxx

  • ((((* by from London

    We had a lovely evening. We ordered the tapas which was very tasty. In hindesight we should have staggered the order instead of ordering the 9 piece platter at once. Some of the food got cold before we got to eat it but flavour wise the food was great. In terms of the drinks it felt that different people were mixing them hence everytime we got a refill of the same drink it tasted different. (As it happens they got better) The only main problem we had was waiting for each course which was slow and we had to be moved to make way for a bigger group. They did give us complimentary drinks for the inconvenience which was nice.

  • (**** by from London

    I had a Groupon Voucher for The Cuban and was excited about catching up with a friend over Tapas. I had read the previous reviews but thought that I would go in with an open mind. Service was appalling to start with. We waited at the bar for 20 minutes just to ask someone to seat us. In the end we sat down ourselves. As waitress came over and said she would bring the Groupon menu (which we later found out was a set menu with no options). It took her 15 minutes to bring the menu over! The Sangria provided was awful and took a further 30 minutes to come. The most worrying point was that food was left for far too long on the bar waiting to be given to customers with people standing over it trying to order. On the bar also were dirty plates from previous diners! It was not nice. The food when it came was cold (predictably as it had been stood on the bar for 10 minutes!!) and not very nice, greasy overcooked and lacking in flavour. As a bar I think the place would work well, but I was tempted to leave without eating due to the horrendous service and when the food came I wish I had! I would not recommend going there to anyone not even if they have a voucher, unless they live really close as it isn't worth the journey! By far the worst place I have been to in a long time – so bad it has lead me to writing my first review!

  • ((((( by from London

    Had a great time at The Cuban Camden. We waited a little while to be seated, but service was prompt as soon as we were. We had a selection of Tapas which was very tasty and the cocktails kept coming!! The staff was friendly and atmosphere was fantastic. We wend down stairs for drinks and later attempted to salsa the night away. Highly recommended!

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