Located in the cloth market, Revolucion De Cuba has brought some much-needed spice to Newcastle. Decorated in beautiful art deco and Cuban style, it’s a perfect place for some drinks, food and dancing into the night.

Our guest blogger Shannon Kennedy visited the lastest and freshest restaurant causing a stir and bringing Cuban flavours to Newcastle. After being seated with our backs to the window at a cute mosaic table, looking around at the bar, you can see ceiling fans swirling whilst live samba music plays. We couldn’t help but feel like we had been transported into Cuba itself. It has such a relaxed vibe it feels like you’re on holiday.

Whilst we contemplated the large and varied menu, fresh nachos were delivered to our table alongside a pitcher of iced water. I noticed immediately that they do brunch too- and that is something I will be returning to try.

With a double-paged menu of Cuban themed food and tapas, we were spoiled for choice as to what to pick. Everything from burritos and tapas to burgers and cocktails. It’s the perfect place to pop in for a couple of drinks with friends or for a cute date night. Happy hour is between 3pm and 7pm everyday and you can get two cocktails for £10!

In the main restaurant, there is a large bar, dancefloor and restaurant. Downstairs, is Castro’s Corner a perfect place to hire privately for events. Upstairs, is the Santiago Sun Terrace- which was packed! The restaurant is accessible and you can take the lift up to the terrace too.

We opted for just two tapas dishes. We chose for the albondigas and chorizo croquetas. I could have eaten the chorizo croquettes all night. Yummy chorizo and cheese with aioli dip- giving it a sweet garlic kick!

The albondigas are meatballs made from pork, beef and chorizo in a rich tomato sauce.  They were so flavorsome and moreish!

For two people sharing, it’s recommended that you order 3 tapas to share as as a starter or 6 as a main.

For our mains, I went for the fillet steak burger with sweet potato fries. The burger comes with aioli sauce and pickled onions and was so delicious.

My partner went for the Cuban Cheeseburger with fries and opted to have jerk chicken as the meat. Covered in melting machego and cheddar cheese, served in a toasted brioche bun with French fries and a rum mayo, he devoured it! Crispy battered and juicy chicken made this a burger to come back for.

One thing I quite like other than the chilled atmosphere, is that you needn’t leave your furry friend at home- Revolucion De Cuba is dog-friendly!

A dress code exists but the only real rule is dress smart and make sure to bring your dancing shoes! Neither of us are dancers but it was so fun watching people get up and dance along to the live samba band.

On Sundays you can expect 2 for 1 tapas and 2 cocktails for £10. There are plenty of cocktails and beers available, perfect for making the most of the summer.

Revolucion de Cuba is reasonably priced too and perfect for all budgets.