Revolucion de Cuba landed a top spot in Birmingham and opened it’s doors to the public around a month ago. Being the busy person I am, I don’t often get time to venture into the city (despite only living 5 miles away) to explore the new restaurants, pubs and bars. Revolucion de Cuba was brought to my attention on LinkedIn. I have to credit their digital marketing team – their launch campaign was a huge success in spreading awareness of their opening, and was ultimately the reason I discovered them. Although I couldn’t attend their opening night, a few months later I finally got around to looking at their website.
This was the first time I’d come across a Cuban restaurant and thus I’ll be honest and say I didn’t really know what to expect food-wise. Much to my delight I noticed that a) there were heaps of tasty sounding dishes, b) prices looked really good, and best of all, c) all the gluten free dishes were clearly marked on the main menu, (no excuse not to give it a go)!
Not surprisingly it was fairly difficult to book a table due to it’s popularity at the weekends, so Ali and I ended up opting for last Wednesday evening.
Upon arrival we were seated quickly, provided with menus as well as some (gf) tacos to nibble on. I think the hardest part was choosing a meal. The main dinner menu allows you to have either 3 tapas dishes for £14 or a main (price ranges between about £8-12). There were paellas to burritos and fish tacos to chorizo croquetas… There was a great selection of gluten free dishes (marked with a ‘g’) – I opted for the Sunshine Salad with halloumi and Ali went for the Paella de Cuba.
Next up was deciding on a cocktail (this was as hard as choosing a main!). There was everything from Violet Spritz’s to Spicy Pineapple Mojitos. I decided to try the Reggae Run Punch and [daringly] Ali gave the Nuclear Daiquiris a go (the waiter’s words to Ali were “Good Luck!”).
The mains were so flavoursome and colourful, the cocktails complimenting them perfectly. We both loved the atmosphere; it wasn’t too quiet or lively but a there was a great level of vibrance. I was so impressed by Revolucion de Cuba, and will definitely be back when I’m next in town! Gluten free foodies this is one for you!