Durham >Food & Dining > Cuban Revolution Rstrnt & Bar
318 Blackwell St, Durham, NC | Directions 2770135.993280 -78.904089
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11am - 12pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 2pm
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Bull Durham
Boy was I impressed – I was finally able to check out Cuban Revolution for a work lunch today, and boy was I impressed. I can only imagine how great it must be for dinner/nightlife. It has a great atmosphere with awesome wall art and lighting. The menu is super trippy and it took me a minute to grasp all the food choices. The staff was very friendly and almost had me sold on dessert. Guava tart anyone? I ended up ordering a "wrap" that really should have been called a burrito. It was delish. Chicken, yellow rice, green peps, mushrooms, cheese, adobo. I shoved it down in mere minutes.
I have to agree with the other five star reviews for this place! They have a great atmosphere, great tapas menu, and very helpful bartenders who are truthful about the menu. AND.. its really reasonably priced for being right outside of a ball park. $3 Imports on the day of a game?? Heck yeah, I'm going in before hand and having a couple of those! We went in before a Bulls game, and were actually pretty pleased at being able to walk in an hour beforehand and immediately get seating at the bar (where you can order from the full menu). The bartender was immediately friendly and talked to us about the kinds of drafts and drinks available, and made an off menu margarita for a friend. We ordered a bunch of great tapas - the sweet potato fries were GREAT, the nachos were actually, well, chili cheese fries (it was accurately described on the menu), and those little goat cheese stuffed peppers are like crack. We also ordered a burrito to split, and they actually split it into two mini burritos for us! I was pretty jazzed about that, and to top it off - it was quite tasty.I'll definitely go back and try out some more of that tapas menu - especially if they have their drink specials before the game!
Loved it! – I visited this restaurant for the first time this afternoon. I never feel compelled to write a review. However, I couldn't wait to go home and write a review for this restaurant. The service was above and beyond. I LOVED my food. I'm half Cuban and grew up in Miami. I've eaten Cuban food all of my life. While some items tasted "authentic" and others not as much, I still thoroughly enjoyed my meal. I am so happy I found this restaurant. I will definitely be back.
AWFUL – Wow...where to start? Ok, the food is the furthest thing from cuban food that exists in the triangle. It might be alright for someone who has no clue but it isn't even remotely passable.
Price...way, way overpriced for something that once again, is not the real thing.
Finally, there is ambience. The place has paraphenalia that seems to be supportive and sympathetic to the current regime and to its past supporters...unreal.
Needless to say, we'll never go back to this restaurant.
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