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Rue des Grands Carmes, 6, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 502 65 40
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18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Sometimes a little rain is a good thing. For me, because it prevented me from sitting outside. This small restaurant is beautifully decorated with Cuban memorabilia. The food was not something extraordinary, but this is a personal opinion and tastes vary. What is objective is the level of service which was very attentive and polite. Prices are very reasonable too.... More 

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Thank Bill_Louk
Brussels
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Gaspaccio was nice. Guacamole was the worst I had in long time. Some sort of over salted avocado paste with strange aftertaste... And just basic toast from a bag to go along. Don't bother.

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Thank deychh
Prague, Czech Republic
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The location is great, close to the Grand-Place. It was my first time to have Cuban food - I had a chicken in chocolate sauce, it did not really impress me. The fish seemed to be a better choice. One of the biggest toilet I have seen in such a type of restaurant.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing special... few menu options and not elaborated. Price/quality=expensive.i will not come back.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Last attended this restaurant during the long hot summer of 2003. Lucky enough to get one of the two tables outside. Returned last night 13 years on, quiet backwater, same table, black bean soup, tasty fish dish, half a carafe of red. Very good.

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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Nothing special, even my son could cook better than that. The place is so disorganised. The best part of the dinner were the pictures. I can't understand how thy could take those horrible pictures of Cuba. But the waiter was very kind

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La Cantina C, Propriétaire at La Cantina Cubana, responded to this review

thank you! Your presence at the restaurant, its very fundamental to us. cordially restaurant la Cuban cantina, '' the only restaurant in belgium, since 1999. More 

Serres, Greece
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134 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

If you you want to taste something different in Brussels, than this is a really good choice. The menu is limited and rather expensive but the food is good and the environment and music is really nice. The house wine is excellent and cheap but the surprise comes from the cocktails which cost 5 euros each.

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Marlow, Bucks, UK
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264 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

Small, unpretentious place with friendly service, and great cocktails - the Mojito was one of the best I'd had. I'd never eaten Cuban cuisine before, but this was tasty and filling.

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Thank Andrew K
Brussels, Belgium
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

This is a very small but pretty restaurant serving Cuban food. As the restaurant is small the tables are very close to one another so it's difficult to move around and not to hear what the tables next to you and behind you are talking about. I had some fish and although it was very nice I was diappointed in... More 

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Thank Mike H
Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

The menu is limited and the taste and quality of the meals are nothing extraordinary - but good enough to enjoy the dinner. The tamal was quite tasty, fish with orange sauce and ropa vieja were ok. The aspect we enjoyed the most was the cozy atmospere with lots of cuban decoration items and music. The service was very correct.

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Thank Silvia_Curbelo
La Cantina C, Propriétaire at La Cantina Cubana, responded to this review

thank you! Your presence at the restaurant, its very fundamental to us. cordially restaurant la Cuban cantina, '' the only restaurant in belgium, since 1999. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 32
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Grands Carmes, 6, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 502 65 40

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