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Cuba Cafe

#81 of 746 Restaurants in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pub, Cuban
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Jauniela 15, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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373 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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1 Thank DaveSwin
Brussels, Belgium
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank jst1313
Staines, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We are staying in Riga for a long weekend and have ended up at Cuba Cafe both nights. The first night there was a guy playing guitar and singing some great old classics, then a DJ took over.. The second night we got there later and it was a great DJ playing acid jazz - people were dancing and it... More 

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Essex UK
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531 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went to the Cuba Café for “happy hour” and really enjoyed the cocktails there, particularly good mojitos. Fascinating, quirky interior and a relaxing place to have a few drinks.

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Thank Angel57
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We were just passing by.. looking for some dessert... there were no deserts, but we stayed for hours. Tried a lot coctails. Good music, friendly staff, good coctails!!!

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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?