Revolución de Cuba has definitely hit the ground running since opening its doors to the Belfast public back in July this year. Drawing the crowds by its Latino vibe and decor to match with some excellent Happy Hour offers too!
I’ve already been in since it opened for a few 2 for 1 cocktails (weekdays 5-7pm) before heading to dinner elsewhere. This time though I was here to try the full works. Dinner and drinks on a long overdue date night.
RdeC is located in a stunning listed building in Arthur Street Belfast. Formerly Cafe Vaudeville, which I have to say never really impressed me too much, taking itself a little too seriously.
It was lovely to walk into this gorgeous building and be met with an all singing all dancing fiesta that is very knowingly a little tongue in cheek. Latino music, bright colours, posters, and plants scattered around. Busy but a very relaxed atmosphere too. A place still very much in its honeymoon period.
And so to the menu, the cocktail menu that is. Silence fell at our table as some serious perusal took place. The menu includes 3 signature gin serves which is a great idea, to have counted in the 2 for 1 offer. I saved these for later and went with a classic mojito first. NIc had a slightly tougher time choosing but eventually chose an apple and blackberry mojito.
For starters here, it’s Tapas, a huge range of meat, veg and fish plates, 3 for £14. We had pulled pork, caramelised pineapple and hot sauce on mini soft tacos, “Nachos del Sol” topped with roquito peppers and manchego cheese sauce, black beans, guacamole and mango salsa and “Gambas Pil Pil”, prawns in a butter chilli and garlic sauce. Other choices sounded equally as good.
Main plates include enchiladas, Caribbean curry, paella de Cuba and chimichanga. There’s also burritos, burgers and sandwiches.
Not so Secret Sauce
NIc had the vegetarian burrito bowl with “zesty” rice, mushrooms, beans and spinach. I went for the Cuban hot burger with jalapenos, manchego and cheddar cheese and RdeC’s own amazing hot rum sauce (seriously good! And one of those sauces you could have with anything). A side of Cajun cream fries on the side. I regret not having the mojito onion rings too!
If You Have Room Left
Already stuffed we had some amazing churros with chocolate and caramel sauce and a Colombian chocolate brownie with vanilla pod ice cream to finish. Gorgeous food and everything packed full of flavour.
Final word to the hot rum sauce, outstanding. Cócteles y Comida at Revolucion de Cuba, highly recommended.
Huge thank you to Rumour Mill PR for inviting us along to experience Revolucion de Cuba.