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Viva Cuba

#32 of 1,482 Restaurants in Leeds
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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342 Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS4 2DS, England
+44 113 275 0888
17:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Viva Cuba is well known and well loved around Leeds and with good reason. Having served up great food for 15 years now in the same location on Kirkstall road it has built up quite a following. The restaurant has been well put together to evoke memories of Havana and has a vibrant, enjoyable atmosphere. The menu has a pretty... More 

2 Thank LeedsCanary
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Eaten here twice now and will eat here again food is a good price atmosphere is good and typically about a half hour wait for food only thing is they don't take bookings unless it's a party of 10 or more...worth a visit if your in the area

Thank Laurawar
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure why, but I left here being completely underwhelmed. I'd heard great things but nothing really wowed me. The food was good, service quick and cocktails nice. We were seated in the room right at the back of the restaurant, where when your the only table in there, there's not much atmosphere. Would probably return, but not in... More 

Thank hqm1982
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Viva Cuba used to be a favourite of mine. I hadn't been for a few years so thought I would give if another try... Mistake! I arrived with some friends at 5.00pm and a table was available. By twenty past, our order had been placed. All going well so far. 40 minutes later, a member of our party asked the... More 

Thank Lauren C
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a small restaurant/tapas bar/bar in Kirkstall in Leeds and yet it has the best feel of any Cuban restaurant I have been to outside Cuba itself. Friendly staff, nice food, excellent value, Havana Rum, what is not to like- oh yeas, you can't book and its always full so lots of waiting around! But it is worth it....

Thank Mark D
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

First time to this place, cocktails were great and food was amazing. Lots of choice for vegetarians. Laid back atmosphere and friendly assertive service. Can't recommend highly enough!

1 Thank HettaLincolnshire
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My girlfriend and I are huge fans of tapas and having been to 5-6 Tapas restaurants in Leeds this is probably my second favourite (El Bareto 1st). The building itself looks very run down and you wouldn't think it is a Tapas restaurant, but that's what I like about it. Inside is very authentic (gets quite hot) and food is... More 

Thank 10DJW10
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely place, great food and friendly staff. Love it hear. Never had a bad meal here and been alot. And reasonably priced. I would recommend this no problem to anyone

Thank alitom11
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We generally enjoyed our trip to Viva Cuba. The food was fairly basic, but tasty. There did seem to be an excessive amount of olive oil though - my plate was practically orange by the time we had finished. Probably wouldn't go back.

Thank James B
east yorkshire
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with my wife and friends. Good buzz about the place without being overpowering. We had about a dozen different tapas dishes between the four of us. Every one was delicious especially the Iberico Negro ham

Thank walrus55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 342 Kirkstall Road, Leeds LS4 2DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 275 0888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?