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“Nothing cuban here - felt more like being in the States..”
Review of La Cubanita

La Cubanita
Ranked #169 of 326 Restaurants in Haarlem
Cuisines: Dutch
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nothing cuban here - felt more like being in the States..”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Misled by the name, we found a sort of fast food tapas place instead of a cuban restaurant. There was not one single item on the menu that was cuban cuisine.The service was à l'américaine, something we had not yet seen in Europe. Most of the staff appear to be in thier late teens - even the cooks. Waitress came, introduced herself as she smiled broadly then with machine gun speed she announced how it worked and before we had a chance to realize it, we had ordered the bread she suggested (kudos for the upselling without even noticing). The kitchen we were told was about to close, but if we were lucky and ordered fast we could still get some tapas...The quality of the food is nothing special and service was fast, though I am no sure if it was just to make sure they could go home on time.
The decor - apparently the big thing to do in La Cubanita is write your name on the wall, cieling wherever...otherwise dark and not a very clean impression.

  • Visited August 2013
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    • Food
Thank mirral06
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