Revolucion De Cuba – Newcastle
Last week after several failed attempts being on time for the cinema, Holly and I decided to visit Revolucion De Cuba in Newcastle for food and drinks. The restaurant and bar is based in central Newcastle at the Cloth Market (bottom of the Bigg Market, was previously Destiny for those who are local). Although she had been several times, I was yet to visit but as a huge fan of tapas and cocktails, I knew that more than likely I was going to enjoy.
Cocktails on arrival
Surprisingly, the first cocktail I ordered was not a Long Island Ice Tea. I did, however, opt for another strong cocktail with a load of different alcohol in which was the Zombie. I could not tell you what is in this as it’s actually secret on the menu but it was very nice and came with flaming brown sugar. Holly opted for the Pornstar Rumtini which is pretty self-explanatory. For the first round of cocktails, it was £9.25 for my Zombie and £9.50 for the Pornstar Rumtini. Although I think this is quite pricey, it is a very nice place and I was expecting to pay a higher amount for cocktails.
Tapas menu at Revolucion De Cuba
The menu consisted of a tapas menu and an ordinary food menu. The ordinary food menu consisted of burritos, burgers and other Cuban main dishes but we opted for the tapas. On Monday-Saturday tapas is 3 for £14 or it’s 2-4-1 on a Sunday. We visited on a Saturday and got 3 tapas dishes each to share between us. The dishes we chose were Albondigas (meatballs), Patatas Bravas, Charred Halloumi, Calamari, Chicken Rumba Skewers and Jerk Fried Chicken. The chicken dishes, calamari and meatballs were phenomenal and I would definitely get these again. The Patatas Bravas was nice but I felt as if the potatoes could have been in the oven a little longer as they were very very pale but they did end up smothered in salsa. The Charred Halloumi was nice but I felt like we received more salad than halloumi which was disappointing.
Second round of cocktails
Our second round of cocktails was unfortunately not as good as our first choices. I ordered a Nuclear Daquiri which was very strong. I found the texture of the daquiri very odd as well but it was okay. Holly’s choice, however, was absolutely tiny. Holly ordered the Mangon! She assumed it would come in a normal-sized glass but what came out was slightly larger than a shot glass. It was nice but quite strong and got quite sickly after a few sips. Both cocktails were £8.75 and my Nuclear Daquiri was significantly larger than the Mangon!
The service, was really good. It was busy upon our arrival and we were seated quickly. We were served by Jennifer who was really attentive and friendly. She was prompt taking our orders and was even kind enough to give us one of these loyalty ‘Amigo’ cards. The Amigo card entitles you to exclusive offers such as 3 for £10 tapas and 2-4-1 cocktails. Overall I would definitely come back. I would happily have the tapas again as some of the dishes were amazing, I’d also like to try the main menu. I’m definitely going to take advantage of the Amigo card offers as well especially the cocktails, although I might stay clear of the Mangon! If you’re thinking of visiting Revolucion De Cuba in Newcastle and would like to see the menu before your arrival you can visit the website here. They also have many other venues across the UK.