Review: Cubana (Waterloo)

This is the apres-climb dinner near Waterloo after a weekend of climbing at Portland – really the first proper meal of the whole weekend!

Waterloo as it is the train station before we separate to different directions, Cubana is because I want something exotic and close to the station.

It is a bit on the romantic side with dimmed room, singer and candles – bit weird to dine with David but anyway I ordered Passion mocktail (3.00) and David had the lady-like Very Strawberry mocktail (3.00).

I also suggested a starter to share so we had Pincho de gambas (5.00) – Prawn skewer, it is ok.

For my main I had Camarones a la Criollo – Creole-style prawns sautéed in a light tomato sofrito with cilantro, peppers, pimenton and a little chilli. A traditional dish from Cuba’s deep South-East – served with chilli-plantain rice(12.00) – nice.

David had Cerdo Assado – Outdoor-reared marinated pork, slow-roasted cooked Cuban-style, served with black beans, chilli-rice and plantain (As this dish is freshly roasted it is only available at lunchtimes and evenings)(12.00) – which I think it better than my choice.

The plaintain chili-rice is really nice, sweet taste. Recommended. They also have white? and hot sauce in bottles (bit dirty though) on the table which add some more punch.

Total with VAT 37.69. Served by Edna on 10/05/15.


Overall it is good and I think i will visit again (hopefully not with David again but I am thinking of going Portland this year in May too…).

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