The Cuban

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$40 and under
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Cuban
With flavours inspired by Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean, world renowned cocktails and rum punches, and of course, a rich and unique Cuban coffee experience, The Cuban Oracle is fast becoming one of the hottest spots to be seen on the Gold Coast.
When we say we are passionate about food, drink, music and Cuban culture we really mean it. This is our little piece of one of the most exciting cultures in the world and we want to share it with you.
What 229 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ants
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A really enjoyable evening around super food and knowledgeable staff, Havana banquet was fab.

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NinaF
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

4th time to the Cuban and once again enjoyed it. I did unfortunately have a slight Coeliac reaction but the restaurant had appropriately warned me that cross contamination could occur. Highly recommend the Tapas and Spanish wines.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Unfortunately we oder

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for our anniversary to try something a little different. What we got back was more then expected. Service excellent. Speed of food coming out was spot on. Food excellent. Atmosphere was nice and relaxing. Only planned on coming here for this one visit but they have definitely convinced us to come back. Highly recommended.

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DeanneB
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing Tapas! Excellent Cocktails! Highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We really enjoy the Cuban. Consistent and good.

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HolRJ
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, quick service. We were sat near a large booking which was quite loud, but once their dinner was served they quietened down.
Overall we'll definitely be back :)

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RhondaH
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for a great lunch, we all agreed the meal was great. Unfortunately we couldn't stay, enjoy and drink a bit more as two of the group had to head back to Brisbane. We would are planning to come back when we are all together longer next time.
We have already recommended you to our friends.

Thank you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Spanish food on the GC. Great twist on paella, and amazing chorizo. Super staff as well.

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LyndaC
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Whilst on holidays in Broadbeach we went to The Cuban twice with 2 different couples. We all enjoyed the food and our waitress Ellie was amazing giving great suggestions and even remembered what we had ordered the previous visit. Will go again next time we are in Broadbeach.

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LizY
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Waitress was brilliant in recommending the right amount of food and combination of dishes!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the Cuban and will be back again for sure! We ordered the buffet which was great because it gave you a variety of different food choices and was just the right amount. We had a lovely waitress that helped us with our food and drink selection, she really new her stuff!.The Gin cocktails before dinner was the delicious

JC
JasonC
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great evening, awesome food. Good variety, drinks all great value & cocktails were epi!

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NatashaD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My husband and I went to the Cuban for dinner on Valentines day, night. It was lovely. First impression was the friendliness of the staff. We had a great table outside and the live music really set the mood for a romantic evening, the guy singing was AWESOME!
The waitress that took our order was friendly and very helpful. We opted for Tapas and she guided us through our selection so that we did not end up with dishes that were too similar. Also recommended where we may need to order an additional serve etc.
It was a lovely dinner, with great service and good food. Would definitely go again and would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Smodahf
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Make sure you reserve a table as they will seat you outside near a DJ if you don’t. the ropa vieja we had was spot on, the tapas was quite expensive though, it was $16 for six corn chips with lime and some salsa. The waitress was really nice and service was prompt

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent

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Belle
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were very attentive and the food was delicious.

Will be back for sure.

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ivankac
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Restaurant was really set out nice and was in a great location. Staff were quick and very efficient. Food was good but lacked flavour

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LeeO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was outstanding - we had simple tapas plates and all 3 dishes were superb - the Calamari was probably the best I have ever had. It was busy and some personal service and closer attention would have been nice but it wasnt really an issue. Well done The Cuban.

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AndrewS
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and restaurant. Great service. We love the seafood Paella with the red wine Sangria. Just perfect. We always go to this restaurant when visiting the GC. Highly Recommend to all.

JR
JasminaR
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our dinner at The Cuban.
We started with sharing 4 tapas and each had a main plus a jug of Sangria. We were stuffed and loved everything we tried.
Great music playing in the background. Nice pace with the service.
Highly recommend.

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MarkS
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love The Cuban, and is always excellent. Wonderful team, and wonderful food.

KM
KathleenM
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Having had a great deal of Cuban cuisine, I was very disappointed with the Cuban. I would not recommend nor return.

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LiamS
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent. Looking forward to coming back. Great food, good value and friendly professional staff.

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ErikaN
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Have been before a little disappointed this time food was a little tasteless staff were very attentive but would probably not go back

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JohnF
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Booked a table through this site. Turned up at the venue to be informed that they were fully booked. Very disappointed, wasted a taxi journey and had to settle for a meal elsewhere. After mentioning that this would incur a poor review the guy came after to say he would offer a voucher but too poor, too late

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TinkerHeath
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Food, Fantastic Atmosphere and Fantastic Service. Highly Recommend to all. Serving Sizes are very large also.

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Visitor
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

1) Great tapas and cocktails.
2) Mains were bad, plain flavour.
3) Booked to celebrate a Birthday on our last night in Gold Coast - staff forgot about the special request.
4) 3rd party events website claimed they have shows every friday - nothing was on when we went there.
5) All in all, too pricey for an average restaurant, defo not worth a special occasion.

KM
KerrieM
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice food and great experience.
Took my uncle who never tried this food before and enjoyed it.

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DebJ
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great service, delicious food

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AngelaT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, service and drinks. Love the cocktails.
Never had a bad meal here.
Fly up from Melbourne just to eat here

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AngelaT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A huge thanks to the lovely waitress from the Czech Republic and the lovely chap from Portugal both served us amazingly well and always with a smile.
Food amazing as always and so much of it, we had the banquet with desert and were full to overflowing on departure.

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BrianA
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Thre cocktails were very, very good. Well made and presented. I will go back for more.
The food was very good too. We have four very good tapas between two and that was more than enough.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second to The Cuban and both times have loved it. Had the banquet both times and want to have it again. I keep telling friends how good this place is and it's a must when in broadbeach. Not sure how you couldn't like it.

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JillK
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Came to the Cuban earlier in the year and were super happy so chose it for my wife's 60th family lunch. Food was good but not great. The service was very slow. Staff were friendly.

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AllanM
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

First time at the Cuban and won't be the last. Interesting drinks menu with huge range of rums - and very good selection of innovative cocktails. We had the tapas, best we've had in a long time. Not the cheapest place in town but definitely worth the price.

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DeniseD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a Sunday lunch with friends from Melbourne. We selected from the Tapas Menu but didn't share. The food was tasty and delivered quickly. The Red Sangria, served by the glass and jug, was excellent. I've been there a few times as I'm a local and will continue to return.

TG
TonyG
Brisbane / QLD
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Went with a group of 4 on a busy Saturday evening. It was a bit later so we decided just to have mains and they were all really nice. The ambience is good it has a good energy feel to it. Drinks and food service was prompt and the waiting staff were friendly although the Maitre De was a bit stauch.

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SharonH
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

We had dined here a few time before and it had been a while so thought it would be a great place for a Saturday night out.
BUT, I wouldn't dine here again.
Service was poor and they couldn't get the food order right.
To top it off, I thought restaurants survived on being attentive and offering more drinks when your glass is empty, we all had empty glasses for half the meal and not once did anyone offer more.
We went elsewhere afterwards and this restaurant lost out on alcohol and dessert revenue.
Food was ok.

GR
GrantR
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Perfect casual venue for our group of 7.
Food was excellent and so were the cocktails.

FAQs

The Cuban offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5526 9769.

The Cuban is rated 4.5 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

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