Viva Cuba! was born on the back of the adventures of two friends to Cuba. Their ensuing food adventures took them to the heart of the Spanish and South American influences. Viva Cuba! opened in 2001 to the people of Leeds, and it’s been going strong ever since.
The restaurant serves various types of tapas dishes that include pork, chicken, lamb, chorizo, beef, prawns, mussels and squid.
If you’re a cocktail lover, leave it up to the cocktail mixologist to make any cocktail you desire from the drinks menu. Or if you’re feeling adventurous ask for a “off the menu” cocktail. They also offer a variety of non-alcoholic cocktails.
The bar is also stocked with two draught Spanish beers (Alhambra and Palax), bottled beers and a selection of wines or maybe a pitcher of Sangria to accompany your food.
Originally the Yorkshire Bank on Kirkstall Road the building has been stripped back and redesigned in the spirit of Havana. Authentic touches like the Fidel Castro signature are some of the best touches that get to the heart of the restaurant. More recently the eatery has had a balcony and private dining area added to cater for up to 100 customers.
Where to Park
Just over the way is the Cardigan Fields carpark. Parking is free but timed so keep an eye on the clock to avoid a fine.
How To Get HereGoogle Map Directions
Viva Cuba is accessible by taxi, bus and train. Burley Station is a 10-minute walk away with a regular service to Leeds Station. Buses 15, 19, 60 and 72 all stop off down Kirkstall Road close to the restaurant.
What To Do Next
Once you’ve lived the Cuban culinary experience you’ll not want your night to end. Take a right off Kirkstall Road and in 5-minutes you will arrive at Blueberry Hill Studios. A quirky event space that hosts DJs, live bands and everything in-between.