I love tapas so I was thrilled when we were invited to visit the Revolucion De Cuba cocktail bar and restaurant in Milton Keynes to try their menu. Revolucion De Cuba serve Latin-inspired food, tapas, and cocktails plus they do live music in the evenings and it stays open til late. It is located on 12th Street (formerly the Theatre District) which is where you’ll find a variety of other bars and restaurants too – but Revolucion De Cuba is the only authentic Cuban place!
Revolucion De Cuba Milton Keynes Review
Revolucion De Cuba is a big place with a dance floor area, plenty of tables, large bar, cosy booths and even a heated/covered garden area. The drinks menu is impressive with lots of exciting cocktails on offer – mostly rum based but also a selection of gin and classic cocktails. I tried the Supersonic Gin and Tonic which is Bombay Sapphire gin with tonic water and topped with boozy strawberry lemonade sorbet! It was deliciously sweet and refreshing and not too strong.
We started our meal with a trio of tasty tapas to share – they recommend three tapas dishes as a starter if sharing and the portion sizes are fairly generous so this works out perfectly. The menu includes a large choice of tapas so picking just three to try was tricky – they all sounded so good! We ended up ordering calamari, gambas pil pil and jerk fried chicken.
The calamari was my favourite – it was very fresh and juicy and came with a delicious garlic aïoli to dip in. Gavin absolutely loved his gambas which was king prawns tossed in a buttery, chilli and garlic sauce, and all three dishes were very nicely presented. The tapas dishes are 3 for £14, but on Sundays they’re all 2 for the price of 1, which I think is great value!
Their main menu offers a relatively small selection of Cuban and latin inspired dishes including burritos, enchiladas, and paella. They also have burgers, salads and a vegan menu too! I ordered the slow-cooked shredded beef burrito which is a soft flour tortilla stuffed to the brim with rice, beans, cheese and shredded beef. I love a burrito and this one was massive!
It was served with tortilla chips and homemade guacamole, and we had also ordered a side of fries to share (which we probably didn’t need!) but the fries were perfect and cooked exactly how I like it. Gavin ordered the Rumba Chicken which was marinated chicken with sweet potato slices and a salad of spinach, peas, sour cream and bacon bits.
The dessert menu at Revolucion De Cuba is quite streamlined but I think there’s enough choice to please everybody. Gavin ordered the chocolate brownie and I picked the classic churros. They also do a chocolate and raspberry slice and a raspberry and prosecco sorbet if you fancy something a bit lighter.
Gavin said the brownie was one of the best he had ever had (it’s his favourite dessert so he’s tried a lot!) and it came drizzled with a delicious rum caramel sauce and served with vanilla pod ice cream, fresh strawberries and a sprinkle of basil sugar. I just had to try the churros which are soft, warm Spanish doughnut loops dusted in sugar. I picked both the chocolate and the rum caramel dipping sauces and the rum caramel one was so so yummy!
As well as cocktails, tapas and food they also offer cocktail masterclasses, and Happy Hour is 3-7pm with 2-4-1 on all cocktails Monday-Friday! They also offer a brunch and lunch menu too which is served until 5pm – I like the look of the pulled pork sandwich with fries for only £5, so I will be back soon to try that! They are also now taking Christmas bookings and it would certainly be a fun place for a work Christmas party or special occasion!
We really enjoyed our Latin eating experience at Revolución de Cuba and will definitely return again – I especially loved the live music, fun atmosphere and excellent cocktails!