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Cubana Havana Lounge & Latino Caffe

$$ - $$$
Bar, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Pub, Cuban, South American, Central American
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4 Plein Street | Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 887 3229
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived here on a Monday night after a big rugby match at the University hearing that it stayed open late The large drinks menu needed a torch to be read and there was an issue over non availability of cocktails When the chosen one arrived it was "interesting " and one could have been capable of driving having consumed many... More 

Thank Liketogetoutandabout
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Friday evening went to the restaurant with a friend. I had a beanie on it didn't even cover ma whole head. And I was told at the door that I can't go inside with ma hat on. That took me by surprise, Ohk because I wanted to actually have a meal there I decided u sit outside. With ma beanie... More 

Thank masiviweqhawekazik
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The food was fine, the service was average and other diners were allowed to smoke indoors, both sheesha and cigarettes, which as a non-smoker was very annoying to me. I think it attracts a university crowd who may not mind these annoyances.

Thank Sarah K
Benoni, South Africa
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We thought we would go to Cubana for a quick cocktail and snack. Our experience in other parts of the country had been better. We had to beg to get service. The drinks arrived and half the food. We tried to call for a waiter but they where in a meeting. All the waiters sitting outside. Seems that there is... More 

1 Thank Michael M
United Kingdom
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198 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Well... this place is like some bad seaside beach bar from the 80's with terrible welcome and service. Should have looked and realised tbh. Sticky tables and bar, way too many staff just stood around in groups chatting, dreadful cocktail all but poured direct from a bottle mix with a cocktail menu with pictures! Unfriendly welcome, like nobody cares and... More 

1 Thank WorlddTravellerr
New Forest England
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I called in for a quick drink on the way home. It was about 530 pm and the place was empty. Upon arrival one of the gaggle of waitresses that hung around the entrance, greeted us and attempted to get us to sit in a location that was not to our liking. Bearing in mind that the... More 

1 Thank Hilter
Durban, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016

great way to end a day full of dinning and winning , we went to cubana favorite to locals and students and we were disappointed the vibe was perfect for a Friday , ventilation in smoking area indoors needs attention . PLEASE .

Thank LaurenceGandar
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I wanetd to review this place with one word: Cuba-no. I think that would summarise it. But Trip Advisor insists that I tell you why you shouldn't go here. Well,OK. I suppose that's fair. Cubana is noisy. The food isn't very good. It is expensive (comparitively) and there are many good restaurants in Stellenbosch that sell better food at lower... More 

1 Thank drjase2014
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It is Cuba in South Africa! Che Guevara special photos and Cuban symbols, like theirs old fashioned cars and famous bars, in frames at the walls. Very exciting and dancing place.

Thank Cristiane M
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I haven't been to Cubaña at night yet,but judging by the hubblys for hire it looks fun. I have had 5 breakfasts here in 7 days. Definitely the best value for money, filling, friendly served breakfast in the Western Cape! Traditional breakfast and coffee for R25!

Thank frankduv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$13
Bar, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Pub, Cuban, South American, Central American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Plein Street | Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 887 3229
Cubaña is South Africa’s only authentic franchised social caffé and eatery which offers intricately made & exquisite tasting cocktails (172 cocktails); a distinguished yet tantalising cuisine, breakfast serving from 7am to late night snacks until 11 pm.

We offer all kinds of cigars from aromatic flavoured cigars that suit main stream demands, to elite Cuban and Dominican Cigars for the connoisseur. We stock the widest range of hubbly flavours.

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