Situated in the stables market, the Cuban brings a refreshing taste of South America to the bustling heart of Camden town.

The décor comprises of exposed brickwork, wooden accents, exotic artwork and is awash with bright colours, whilst the pretty outside seating area overlooks the market, making it the perfect location for a spot of people watching.


We were greeted by a friendly waitress who showed us to a booth and recommended a selection of cocktails. We went for a Dragons Den first, which is a mixture of dragon fruit, gin, lavender syrup, fresh lime and lychee; I immediately decided this was favourite and would definitely recommend it.
Between £8 and £10 a pop, the cocktails aren’t cheap, but with fresh ingredients and innovative flavour combinations, I would say they are amongst the best in Camden.

The food menu boasts an interesting fusion of Native American, African, Spanish and Caribbean cuisines. With speciality mains including Mojo Kebabs, Chorizo Chilli Beef and Deep Friend Plantain, a seafood menu including Garlic King Prawns and Spicy Cuban Muscles, a grill menu including a selection of steaks and burgers, and 15 different tapas options, there is something to whet every appetite.

As Cuba is renowned for it’s Tapas, we decided to share six dishes; pan-fried Chorizo in a red wine sauce, Nacho’s Rancheros with chilli beef, Calamari de Cuba with garlic sauce, Chicken Quesadilla’s, Patatas Bravas and Sautéed Garlic Spinach.

We originally thought the price points for each dish were quite high and picked a selection of dishes thinking they would be relatively small portions; on arrival of the food, we immediately understood the pricing, as the portion sizes were huge.

The Patatas Bravas were perfectly crispy on the outside and were paired with a beautiful ‘homemade’ salsa, the Calamari were cooked to perfection and were complimented by a tangy garlic mayo, whilst the chicken quesadilla’s were full of flavour and suitably gooey with a crunchy exterior.

The Nacho’s Rancheros were a little too plain for my tastes, and could have done with a more generous helping of chilli beef and accompaniments as the plate was inundated with chips; the Sautéed Garlic Spinach was bursting with flavour, but sadly, far too oily.

The standout dish for us was the pan-fried chorizo; the wholesome tomato and red wine sauce complimented the spicy meat perfectly. In fact, it was so good (and we were so stuffed) that we took the remainder home!

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The Cuban and Camden Market

Team Up To Host

The Backyard Cinema Film Festival

 The Cuban restaurant and Camden Market in association with Backyard Cinema will host a new six week film festival in the heart of Camden Town from Wednesday 29th July to Friday 4th September.

Showing a line-up of exclusive movies, documentaries, Indie short flicks, comedic dramas to foreign language films; movie goers can enjoy their favourite classics in an outdoor experience coupled with the finest in Cuban foods and BBQ.

Film Showings

At 8pm

Wednesday 29th July

Get on Up (The James Brown Biopic)

Starring Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer

Thursday 30th July


Starring Resse Witherspoon

Friday 31st July


Starring Michael Douglas and Alice Cooper

Wednesday 5th August

Short Term 12

Starring Brie Larson

Thursday 6th August


Starring Miles Teller and J.K Simmons

Friday 7th August

Frances Ha

Starring Greta Gerwig

Wednesday 12th August


Starring David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey

Thursday 13th August


Starring Peter Ferdinando

Wednesday 19th August

The Babadock

Starring Essie Davis and Daniel Henshall

Thursday 20th August

It Follows

Starring Maika Monroe

Thursday 27th August


Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and Bill Paxton

Friday 28th August

John Wick

Starring Keanu Reeves, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters and Willem Dafoe

Wednesday 2nd September

All This Mayhem

Starting Tas Pappas and Ben Pappas

Thursday 3rd September

Northern Soul

Starring Steve Coogan and Antonia Thomas 

Friday 4th September


Starring Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige



Show (standard) Ticket£14

Thirsty Ticket including a cocktail, glass of wine or a bottle beer – £18

Fully Monty Ticket including a drink plus one main item from the BBQ menu





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review-the-cuban-camdenThe Cuban offers top-notch service, friendly staff, beautiful cocktails, good food and a vibrant atmosphere. With regular DJ's, stand up comedy, salsa dancing and a variety of other entertainment, this is the perfect venue for a group celebration or for a pleasant meal to kick off your weekend!