The Cuban

4.5
299 reviews
$40 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 299 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AinsleeH
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place! Food is superb. We absolutely loved our dining experience.

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Skyscute
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lunch on a quiet Tuesday. Quality of food, drinks and service up with the same standard as the previous 5 plus dinners at busier times. Nachos (pulled pork) - excellent tasty and hot. Vegetarian paella - hot, tasty but probably could do with a bit more goats cheese. Ropa Vieja excellent. Red Sangria well balanced and refreshing using Havan Club Rum. Well done and will be back again.

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TerryS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and service

Recommend trying the banquet to get a variety and samples of their food

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janet
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the $45pp banquet it was Absolutely delicious and plenty of food. Cocktails were also amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome food, very quick and attentive service
Will definitely be back

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great set menu and reasonably priced wine. The service was excellent.

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Ernesto
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Went for a birthday dinner. Being a Tuesday it was very quiet with not many people dining. Food was good but courses felt rushed. Had to ask waiter for a break between courses. Kitchen staff started to sweep the floor even though it was only 8.30pm.
All in all it was an enjoyable evening.

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AndyT
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Overall the food was good , for the tapas the flavours are a little on the busy side, some things were a little over greasy. Paella was below average at best, dry, flavour was way off.

Drinks were fabulous, service was excellent.

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MizueK
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

It was a ok experience overall. The atmosphere is good.
Wouldn't recommend this place to those who have high expectations for food...

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LyndonM
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food in the area. Try the mushroom at least.

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LauraC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and good service. A great night out.

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CharlieB
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed the set menu. Good portion size while enjoying variety. Good value. Very attentive staff and swift service.

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HelenC
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We have dined at The Cuban several times recently. Initially, during earlier Covid restrictions the restaurant was very quiet and few people were dining the night we visited. We went again last Saturday night and the place was hopping! Tables were filled to capacity with several large groups which made for a lively, but very noisy, atmosphere. Waitstaff seemed extremely busy but attempted to meet diners’ needs as quickly as they could. On both occasions the food was excellent. Servings are generous and well presented. The Cuban is one of our favourite Broadbeach restaurants.

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DonnaB
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had a wonderful meal, food was delicious, drinks were awesome and waiters were very friendly. We were told about this restaurant by a friend and would definitely recommend it to others. We wanted to go somewhere different for my husbands 50th birthday and were not disappointed! We will be back!

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sandrac
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I had wanted to visit The Cuban for a little while now and my partner's birthday seemed like the right time to make that reservation. The Cuban did not disappoint. We sat outside which was very comfortable but I did like the look of the old Chesterfield style armchairs inside (I might try that next time). The food was sensational. We did choose the 2 person banquet (on the recommendation of a staff member) which gave us a really good feed while tasting a few different dishes. Each dish was just so good. This banquet also gave us Churros as a dessert, and they were the best churros I have ever eaten. The service was great with the staff members very attentive while not being overbearing. We did have the Summer Punch for a drink - this came in a jug and was more than enough for the 2 of us. And we finished the meal with an espresso martini which is definitely not for the faint hearted - but it was so good as well. The meal was great value but as with any restaurant the overall cost will depend on the drinks you have but I still felt it was great value overall. I will be going back and trying some of their other plates on the menu. The only thing which would have just made this experience taken to the next level is maybe some dancing but not having it did not take away from the experience we had in any way.

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LynetteT
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Great food and wine. Went twice on our holiday on the GC. Both times excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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LKJJ
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food, banquet good value for money (although tacos were a little on the small size). Good selection of wines at a very reasonable price. Ambience and service great. Overall, highly recommend and would return.

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CarlyM
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the Varadero Banquet for two and it was absolutely amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant! Great food and service.

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LizP
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter was absolutely fantastic! Very attentive and so happy and friendly. All the food was delicious, the paella was superb! And the punch jugs were the best! Overall a fantastic night and would very happily return on my next visit to the Gold Coast

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MandyS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely meal at The Cuban, all of us sharing tapas plates and 2 meals. Everything was delicious and there was a great atmosphere. My only thing was we had one vegan with us and there was very limited selection other than bread and dips. I know it can be a pain but they still need meal choices. Overall loved it and we will be back.

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RavenD
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience1

The food was ok. But the place was really hot despite being nice out. The fans were off and so was the AC. We were both sweating at our table.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good food, value for money.
A little noisy due to the open concept, but OK.

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EdwardP
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great service and a fun, vibrant atmosphere.

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BobM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The Cuban is one of my favorite restaurants. It provides great food and drinks, served by knowledgeable, friendly staff. It is a great dining experience.

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MonikaL
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a busy night but fast and very friendly service was provided. Great atmosphere, would definitely recommend giving them a visit

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MartinL
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food in an old feel Cuban setting. Attentive service. Banquet menu was good value. Would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service, ambiance and Paella were outstanding as usual.

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Emma
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and lovely service. Will definitely be back!

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TeaA
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were amazing! Definitely going back!

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CathyS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and nice wait staff. Great atmosphere.

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MelissaP
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible and such lovely staff members. Will definitely be coming back

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DianeO
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great restaurant with tasty food and a lively atmosphere. The staff were attentive and very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Brisbane / QLD
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the venue was fantastic as was the food and the staff
and the tequila was magnificent

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a fantastic night all around. Our waiter was amazing, charismatic and refreshing! Everyone who engaged us was top star 🌟 The food was perfect for what we wanted, Tapas. We will definitely be back!

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Ariane
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, lots of great options for celiacs. Service was fantastic. Nice ambience.

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Marias
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, fabulous cocktails and great staff!

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MatthewL
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Will always be our goto restaurant.

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CarrieS
Brisbane / QLD
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food; drinks and staff!! Loved every minute

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HondaT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was good, due to Covid probably not enough staff who were doing their best.

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AlwaysHungry
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

The food was delicious, however servings were on the small side especially when supposed to share. Unfortunately the service we had was not great. Our waiter was inconsistent and not engaged. We we’re left waiting for long periods and not offered a desert or another drink 40 mins after we had finished our meal. We left disappointed overall.

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 299 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.