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Cubana Cafe

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45 rue Vavin, 75006 Paris, France
+33 1 40 46 80 81
10:30 - 05:00
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Sun - Mon 10:30 - 03:00
Tue - Thu 10:30 - 04:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 05:00
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Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This place is right downstairs from my hotel so I decided to try it out. My partner in crime aka my travel buddy is in bed sick today so I'm dining by my lonesome self. FYI I know zero French fml but the menu is in Spanish so that I understand thankfully! It's a cute little restaurant that looks more... More 

Thank jennnny26
CUBANACAFE, Gérant at Cubana Cafe, responded to this review

We thank you for your advice quite long but very precise. We hope, your friend feel better. We are happy that you spent good time in our restaurant and you liked the atmosphere. More 

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136 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Not a typical French bar, but great drinks and you could spend a fortune if you have deep pockets on some special rum

Thank Craig F
CUBANACAFE, Gérant at Cubana Cafe, responded to this review

We thank you for your advice. We are happy you loved our different rums and cocktails. More 

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Great Cuban food, a lively place for our chatty family and awesome service! The fried plantains and pulpo/potatoes were our favorites.

Thank lyelverton
CUBANACAFE, Gérant at Cubana Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your advice. We are happy you enjoyed our place! More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is my go to for an afternoon or evening when I'm in Gouvieux for work - it's typical in it's French cafe style where you can sit and watch the world go by. Good tapas and decent mojitos and a basic selection of draft beers. Staff is friendly and efficient. Unfortunately if you sit outside on a beautiful day... More 

Thank Higherisbetter
CUBANACAFE, Gérant at Cubana Cafe, responded to this review

We thank you for your advice. We are happy you liked the place and our team. More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

I forgot to leave a review last time but I'm back in Paris & wanted to go there again. The staff, the drinks, the snacks, the music, the decor & the location (right next to Vavin Metro Stn) are excellent! I'll leave my 2nd review after my next visit...

Thank Krisbyman
CUBANACAFE, Gérant at Cubana Cafe, responded to this review

We thank you very much for your advice. We are happy you enjoy our establishment and you come each time you pass through Paris. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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211 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We where looking for a place to eat and drink after a long day of Paris. Ended up here. It was Happy Hour, so my girlfriend got 50% her cocktails. Cocktails where very good, tapas where okay. Did had to wait a log time for our bill, so we had to get up and ask for it. If you want... More 

Thank Dan K
CUBANACAFE, Gérant at Cubana Cafe, responded to this review

We thank you for your opinion. We are pleased you liked our cocktails and the atmosphere of our establishment. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016

A great place to visit if you like a decent rum based cocktail and a little music. Tapas are ok and decor is pretty basic. Staff friendly enough. Best thing from our visit was the desserts with rum sauces, flambé banana in particular.

Thank Helen R
CUBANACAFE, Gérant at Cubana Cafe, responded to this review

We thank you for your advice. We are happy that you appreciated our restaurant. More 

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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We went there for a small gather around of a few friends. The music was very fun, the cocktails were AmaZing and the tapas nice. The service was very pleasant but the kitchen was slow. Eventually we left before our order (3rd one... Tapas) arrived... We will give them the benfit of the doubt and say it was so maybe... More 

Thank Shay B
CUBANACAFE, Gérant at Cubana Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for having written a comment on our restaurant. We are happy you spent good time and you liked the place. We are really sorry you had to wait for a long time for your tapas. More 

Angeles City, Philippines
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

We only stopped in for a drink, but were very impressed. The mojitos were great, and reasonably priced. The service was also good. They had a smoking room and cigars on offer, but we never tried this nor the food. The atmosphere was great, with latin music, plenty of people... it had a natural buzz to it.

Thank Krusty-28-
CUBANACAFE, Gérant at Cubana Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your advice. We are pleased you appreciated our mojitos and the atmosphere of the place. We are happy you had good time. More 

Emeryville, California
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223 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Cubana cafe is as much a lounge-bar as a restaurant. They're open until 3:00 am and you can enjoy reasonably priced drinks or dance if that's what you are in the moods for. The spot tends to be packed on weekends but after 1:30 or 2:00 when the youngest head out to clubs, the 30+ can enjoy non-all-hip-hop tunes, dance... More 

Thank FM6565
CUBANACAFE, Gérant at Cubana Cafe, responded to this review

We thank you for your advice. We are happy you enjoyed the atmosphere of our establishment and that you spent good time in it. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Open Hours
10:30 - 03:00
10:30 - 03:00
10:30 - 04:00
10:30 - 04:00
10:30 - 04:00
10:30 - 05:00
10:30 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 rue Vavin, 75006 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Neighbourhood: Saint-Germain-des-Pres
  • Phone Number: +33 1 40 46 80 81
Located in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, at 47 rue Vavin, and just a short stroll from Montparnasse is Le Cubana Café, open from 10am until 3am 7 days a week. Both a bar and restaurant, Le Cubana Caf�� brings the magic of Havana to the centre of Paris. Cuban cooking is a subtle mix of many cuisines including French, Spanish, Indian, African and American and is a creative and generous style of food. Herbs, spices, rum and sugar are ever present in this Caribbean eatery. As for the drinks, the classic Havana Club rum is a must along with an exceptional choice of other rums from all over the Caribbean. The traditional Cuban cigars are also available.

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In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, life is effortlessly chic and all things are beautiful. The main boulevard is dotted with famed terraced cafés, haut-couture shops, ivy-covered railings and fine-dining restaurants. Antique dealers and art galleries surround the fine art school and small museums hide in unassuming squares. The neighbourhood’s namesake church is the oldest in Paris and is the backdrop for talented musicians every weekend. The Luxembourg Gardens house the national senate, splendid lawns and flourishing flower beds. Famous faces and bourgeois Parisians frequent Saint Germain accompanied by the students of Rue Saint Guillaume and Rue des Saints-Pères. This is a neighbourhood where afternoon people-watching from a café or playing cards in a brasserie are a key part of the daily fabric.
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