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4/5

Newcastle is, of course, world-famous for its nightlife. Bars and clubs are a hit with pretty much everyone who ever visits our city, but it’s always nice to know what locals make of the watering holes around the Toon. Revolucion de Cuba, located just off Grey Street in the Cloth Market, is one of the said watering holes we’ve just recently tried and tested.

The outside of Revolucion de Cuba isn’t the most stunning, and it’s a little tricky to locate if you’re walking there – even with Google Maps. “Find Flares!” my friends frantically messaged me. I found it, though, and was a bit shocked at the outside. However, as soon as you walk in the door, you’re transported to Cuba. That is a fact.

Every seat is plush and velvet or leather. There are sofas if you’d prefer to chill there, stools by the bar, high tables, low tables, booths and more. And there’s a lovely giant map of Cuba on the back wall that I’d have really liked to take home with me.

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Anyway, let’s get down to the real business of this Latin-inspired bar-restaurant. Firstly, I’ll start with the food. Having sampled a number of burritos from other restaurant joints in Newcastle, my standards were low. Las Iguanas burritos aren’t very nice at all. However, the one I ordered from Revolucion de Cuba was gorgeous.

Filled with melted cheese (which I’ve never tasted on a burrito in the same way) and the usual rice, beans and filling of your choice. I chose the beef burrito, but you can also have chicken or jackfruit. Burritos also come with two little pots of salsa and guacamole, both of which received raving reviews from my table.

As for the beverages, we sampled the mojitos, seeing as it was Mojito and Burrito Tuesday. This amazing deal is just £8 and runs all day on a Tuesday, which is generally a really good deal, seeing as you’d pay about £9 for one of their mojitos on a regular day. The classic mojito was gorgeous – just the right amount of alcohol, so it wasn’t too strong, or too sweet.

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I also sampled the raspberry mojito, which was nice with a lovely flavouring, though I do prefer the classic. Either way, both were gorgeous and definitely value for money (on a Tuesday at least!).

If you’re after somewhere a little bit different to meet with your friends for something to eat and drink, Revolucion de Cuba is the place. I’ll definitely be back for more of the amazing Tuesday shenanigans.