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29/04/2015

Taste of the Caribbean in Cardiff

Cafe Cubano


Oh how glorious was the weather last week, one could almost have mistaken for thinking it was the height of summer or that we even lived somewhere more exotic. It certainly made my mind wander to thoughts of far flung places, beaches, cocktails and palm trees and around this time of the year our wanderlust and travel plans are always in full swing so when Elegant Resorts challenged us to find a touch of the Caribbean in Cardiff we were very much up for the challenge.


Havana
Paper style menus


Cardiff at times could not more different to that of places like Antigua and Barbados but we were sure we could find somewhere that captures the spirit of these happy sunshine destinations. So after on a beautiful sunny afternoon I met John after work for a late lunch at Revolution De Cuba, a place we have been meaning to try for ages and we were both really surprised we hadn't before as the cuban style interior, relaxed atmosphere and colourful menu has meant this is now a firm favourite for after work drinks and a bite to eat.


fresh food



John opted for various plates of Tapas which all looked divine, especially the Patatas Bravas and Cajun Creamed Mushrooms and I went for the Grilled Halloumi with spicy tomato rice wrapped in a banana leaf with a lovely fresh Cuban salad of green lentils and mango which I highly recommend this dish. As this was our first proper date since having the baby it only seemed right to treat ourselves to some fresh and tropical cocktails and they have a great selection, especially anything to do with Rum as there in house Rum Store has over 70 to choose from.




We really could not have asked for a better afternoon lunch in the sunshine in beautiful surrounds with deliciously fresh food as well as friendly and informative staff, like I said I really don't know why we have not been here before and having heart they do cocktails in teapots I am sure we will be back again when we want to capture the essence of the Caribbean in our souls and our stomachs and it's certainly set our minds on an adventure to St Lucia or Barbados hopefully sooner rather than later.




11 comments:

  1. this place looks right up my street! I'm a bit obsessed with Cuba it's one of those places I really really want to visit and the food (and rum!) looks divine! x

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    1. I know me too - this place made us want to visit it more!

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  2. I didn't know this place existed in Cardiff! My husband really wants to go to Cuba and the cocktails and the food here looks amazing. I'm impressed. I will certainly go here when i'm in Cardiff next month.

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    1. You really should try it out Mellissa - it's great

      Laura x

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  3. The food and drinks look great. I'll have to go in there sometime x

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    1. You really should Hannah - lovely interior as well

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  4. This looks amazing! What a great place to visit for a bit of a carribean vibe. I've visited St Lucia before which was breathtaking but I think the colours or cuba would be magical! x

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    1. I totally agree Lori, St Lucia sounds amazing by the way

      Laura x

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  5. never heard of this place! the food looks/sounds tasty :)

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