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La Cuina

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11 Kings Road | Canton, Cardiff CF11 9BZ, Wales
+44 29 2019 0265
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 20:30
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot complain about the quality of the food. Three of us had scallops for starters which were okay. The lamb to share was good, tender, moist and a substantial portion. One person had fish for main which looked like a starter compared to the lamb. No desserts. We shared 3 bottles of wine between 6 of us at the... More 

Thank Richard D
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch , difficult to get parked , ordered tapas and told there had been no fish delivery . No dishes with octopus , no black sausage , no rice with squid ink cooked because fridge had broken , grilled prawns arrived with no lemon and they tasted " off "sent back to kitchen . The room was cold... More 

Thank stewartchepstow
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place is a real Catalan food place. The staff if very nice and always happy to help. The "croquetas" and "patatas con chorizo" are some of the dishes that will impress you

1 Thank aldraba
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A unique restaurant for Cardiff. Rustic/Habitat decor with helpful knowledgeable staff. Our party of four had a mix of tapas and a la carte. Excellent authentic cooking with heavy meat tapas reminiscent of my pyreneean rambling days and creamy turbot. Choosing wine was not easy as it is all Catalan wines that are not familiar to me but the waitress... More 

Thank Maurice P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This great little restaurant specialises in Catalan food and has a great chef, helpful Spanish staff and a good Spanish wine list The scallops were beautifully cooked, as was the set cod and monkfish. 'Specials' included beautifully slow roast rabbit All the dishes were really tasty - a gem of a restaurant!

Thank Charles and Sue A
South Wales
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

La Cuina is easily my favourite restaurant in Cardiff. The food is different to anywhere else and, whether it's the Tapas or the main menu, is always superb. It is a small restaurant with a small kitchen so at times you may (if busy) have to wait a bit longer than usual but the atmosphere is relaxed, warm and friendly... More 

1 Thank BaronHoliday
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visit La Cuina regularly but thought it warranted another review as we had another lovely meal there last night. The combination of tasty, well cooked dishes, excellent and friendly service and cosy atmosphere is always a winner at this unique Catalan restaurant.

Thank Anna C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Very inviting atmosphere for a pre-Christmas lunch. Excellent choice for all courses, with all dishes well cooked and presented. Home cooking of the best kind, with a fine wine list. We were too early to enjoy the seasonal menu, but we lunched well on scallops, rabbit and various puddings, with a good bottle of Catalan red. Not inexpensive but everything... More 

Thank DL99ofcourse
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This specifically Catalan restaurant is a refreshing change from much of the fare we are used to on the high streets and suburbs of the UK. They offer a changing selection of very good tapas dishes as well as main meals and offer a good range of wines. We found that 5 tapas between two of us was plenty. The... More 

Thank mikebrownnz
Newport, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely service and amazing gin and tonic that was served with anise spice, such a nice touch.. The scallops where incredible and the squid ink rice was 10/10. Only thing that could have been improved was portion size (although I realise it was tapas) Will 100% be coming again, very authentic. Have told all my friends about this gem.

Thank SophieDavies23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Kings Road | Canton, Cardiff CF11 9BZ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2019 0265
La Cuina is a unique restaurant run by Catalan people and serving authentic and carefully prepared contemporary and honest Catalan food with the best produce and ingredients from Catalunya and Wales. We source personally most of our food and wines directly from small and passionate producers from across our country. We connect to the land and to the people and will bring to your tables a slice of our culture through our food and wine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?