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Cuba Cafe

#80 of 749 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pub, Cuban
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Jauniela 15, Riga 1050, Latvia
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the back streets of the Old Town with a nice atmosphere. The cocktails were great. We loved the Mojito's especially! Ideal for chilled out drinks in the early evening. We weren't there late so can't comment on the DJ period.

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Thank Ashwin V
Belfast
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Cuba Cafe twice during my visit to Riga. Once on Saturday night, second time Monday night. First thing that surprised me, they had DJ playing vinyls every day! and never mind they were playing vinyls, they were playing good quality lounge and house music, which fits really well with the whole atmosphere and the vibe! The place... More 

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Thank punkgs
Bangkok, Thailand
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256 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to hang out with friends. However, if you have many things to talk with your friends, you must use the little effort because this place open quite loud music.

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Thank Ltp_BKK
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

came here after reading many positive reviews online. There were not many people inside considering it was 6pm on thursday evening. those that were there were couples who seemed to be more interested in each other (and the inside of each others clothes) than the drinks they were drinking. We felt terribly uncomfortable like we had walked into an adult... More 

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Thank Kristy P
Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A great place - cocktails were well made and you could get one for under £10 euros. Its all about ambiance and embracing the feel of Cuba. Great music, full with smiley people (mostly tourists - Latvians don't smile:) :) :) ) and a tasty drink in your hand - Loved it.

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Thank Lealee84
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I were visiting Riga for the weekend and ended up at this bar on Saturday night. It is cosy and very comfortable, and staff were friendly. Later into the evening, the dance floor was extended and it was a really good atmosphere with music playing to please everyone. It certainly felt like we were in the Caribbean... More 

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Thank Rachael M
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I loved this place , it's chintzy retro and totally bohemian and cool as !! The cocktails were superb , the guy behind the bar looked like Castro himself !! We went on a Wednesday night and there was a dj cutting and scratching cool vinyl breaks . It really added to the ambience . This place looks like it... More 

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Thank iainbrucemclean
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375 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 342 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

On a cold and snowy November night in Riga the whole city was quiet, as were many of the bars. But the warm blast as you enter Cuba is literal, as well as in the very friendly service and the cosiness of the surroundings. Salsa dances started too, which was fun to watch.

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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Cuba Cafe has nice interiors, just like an undergound cocktail bar should be- cosy to the point of being small. Cocktails were quite good. You can dance salsa on certain days, but when I was there, they mostly played reggaeton and the female dancers were not very good. Still a nice place to drop by for a nice mojito and... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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310 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Cuba Cafe had a lovely atmosphere and was very authentic. Staff spoilt it as they were unfriendly. Asked for our drinks at the bar, he said the waitress will serve you so we sat down. Took ages and ended up going back to the bar to pay. Too busy chatting.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pub, Cuban
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jauniela 15, Riga 1050, Latvia
  • Location: Europe  >  Latvia  >  Riga Region  >  Riga

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?