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“Lively bar with a great view - cocktails large but "mild"”
Review of Cafe Cuba

Cafe Cuba
Ranked #93 of 314 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Brussels, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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“Lively bar with a great view - cocktails large but "mild"”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Visited here a couple of times during a week in St Julian's. Bar/resto is in a great spot looking over Spinola Bay. There is also an inside area. It's definitely very popular with both locals and tourists so always busy and a lively ambience. Staff are generally very friendly and service was mostly very good.

We tried a few of the cocktails (Various margaritas and pina colada - see photos) and whilst they are very generously sized, they are a little tasteless because there is too much ice, juice etc compared to the alcohol content.

Food-wise, we only tried a couple of the starters. The Gbejna tal-bzar maltese cheese was excellent (see photo). The calamari fritti was well-presented but actually was mainly the stringy, chewy tentacles so rather disappointing.

Nevertheless, this is a great lively spot and we wouldn't hesitate to return if we were back in St Julian's.

  • Visited June 2014
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“Light Lunch”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a light lunch on the water. The calamari was good with not much taste and the brushetta was the worst ever. May as well have toasted bread and threw on some tomatoes and basil. I wont come back here. Service was okay.

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“Fantastic food, wine coupled with great service and super views”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

You have the option of either sitting outside under a covered area over looking the water, view of St Julian's and Spinola Bay or inside. We opted to eat outside on two occasions and both lived up to expectations. Food is interesting and varied and tastes fantastic. Plenty of good wines to chose from and the staff are always willing to listen and even change your table if you require, when a better view becomes available. Special mention goes to Isaac who made our first evening feel like we had been regulars for years!... If you like good food in the fresh out doors in a relaxing atmosphere this place is a definite must!

  • Visited July 2014
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“Well done”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

If ever you're in need of a great burger stop at Cafe Cuba St Julian's. El General is the one to have ... What a great burger they serve. They're service is second to none ..... Well done guys and thank you for a fantastic evening.

  • Visited July 2014
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Perugia, Italy
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“Worst Staff lunch ever!”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Disastrous staff lunch. The set menu was without any sort of choice between at least two items and it was not enough for all of us.

  • Visited July 2014
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