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“Great people watching spot”

Cubana Havana Lounge & Latino Caffe
Ranked #538 of 1 294 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Price range: US$3 - US$14
Cuisines: Cuban, Mediterranean
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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 1am. 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.
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived here on wednesday night around 11
30pm. Everywhere else between greenpoint stadium and somerset road was well and truly closed despite a very big international rock star playing a concert at the stadium.
We could only get a table outside on the pavement as inside was a shisha heaven. (The hubble bubble pipes). As we planned on eating, sitting outside was our only option (we are non smokers) we ordered food and a bottle of wine and sat for a couple of hours watching the young and wealthy young people of Cape Town coming and going,shoe-horning their fararis, land rovers and mercedes c classes into just about postage stamp sized parking spots. We ordered a grand nachos to share - possibly could feed 3-4 people but very tasty. The music was absolutely awful and unfortunately the "smoking area" was basically anywhere around our table so if tje smell of the hubbly doesnt torment tour sinus passages they will get your lungs with the cigarette smoke! They need to sort out a designated smoking outside area away from anyone eating. Staff were good and security is tight. The menu is texmex and really good. Well worth it. Remember - not many places in this city stay open late unless you want to trek up to long street which is where it all happens. But be warned. Walking alone or in a couple in cape town at night can be a bit scary. Be very aware of who is around you and take very good care of your belingings and yourself.

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

I was on vacation from NY and decided to spend my VALENTINES DAY (Feb 14, 2018) here and boy do i regret it! From the service to the food, everything was horrible. Food was disgusting and under cooked, I didn't bother sending it back being that it took to long to arrive in the first place. The waiter didn't know how to answer any questions we had in regards to the menu. The manager made us pay for a hookah that accidentally fell which has NEVER happened before and should never be placed on the client. Hookahs break all the time and I've never visited an establishment where the manager did not understand hes taking the risk as an establishment owner to provide hookahs. Horrible establishment, it should just be shut down honestly with all the bad reviews

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I'm warning everyone who comes here, tourists or not that you will get robbed if you come here. They prey and watch visitors they know are easy targets just because they're nice. Even with holding o to things in your hands, wallets, or purse, you will get robbed. The staff doesn't care or even try to help which makes me think they're in on it. Do Not Go Here!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Most of us didnt enjoy our food. Definitivt pricy for food that tasted very processed. Wouldnt go here again. Maybe IF you more into fastfood.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We visit the lounge, have two drinks at 16:00 on a saturday, waiter brought us menus at 17:30 to order food, when we place our food order, a black waitress came and said we must leave, restaurant was fully book from 18:00, at that stage we were only 3 couples in the lounge. We left..we went to another lounge, where we spoke to owner and said a few white people said same, that place only want Africans and foreigners there..when we pass at 19:15..the place was near empty and our table we was sitting, was still empty...poor service and will not recommend for locals...regret ever visiting the lounge and spending my money there.

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1  Thank Lourens-Esterhuyse
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