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Alma De Cuba

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About Alma De Cuba

Situated inside the former St Peter’s Catholic Church, Alma De Cuba provides a truly stunning location for dining in, lit by candlelight and with exposed brick walls and ornate decor. The perfect place for adventurous foodies, the menu boasts a broad selection of dishes with Latin-American influences. Located on Seel Street, Alma De Cuba provides a unique dining experience in Liverpool’s Ropewalks – be sure to book beforehand to guarantee a table!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 02:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 02:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 00:00
Alma De Cuba, St. Peter's Church, Seel St, L1 4BH Liverpool

Further Information

From its beautiful location inside an 18th century church in Liverpool’s Ropewalks, down to its intimate ambience and menu of exciting South American and Caribbean-inspired dishes, Alma De Cuba is one of Liverpool’s culinary hotspots, drawing in diners for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Begin with some chicken liver parfait with bourbon soaked raisins and sesame seed black brioche or the Isle of Stornoway black pudding with pan-fried duck egg, hollandaise and Cumbrian pancetta.

Then, experience the flavours of the Caribbean by going for the Alma’s jerk chicken breast with coconut rice, baby corn and mango salsa, or go for the roast Lancashire lamb rump with chorizo croquettes, wilted spinach and tomato & olive jus, fusing together British and South American influences. The drinks list at Alma De Cuba is equally as appetising, boasting a number of exotic handcrafted cocktails like the sticky fig daiquiri, a mouthwatering concoction made with Kraken spiced rum, lime juice, fig liqueur, fig jam and grenadine. With its special location and delicious cuisine, Alma De Cuba on Seel Street is a must-visit in Liverpool’s Ropewalks. You’ll find it located inside the St Peter’s Catholic Church – avoid disappointment by making a reservation in advance.

CHEF'S CHOICE

379 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 379 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
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PAUL B.
1 review so far 6
22.03.2017 21:36

Upstairs: Good fast meal service. High quality food, I had steak and my wife had the Lamb both were cooked as we asked for them. Downstairs: Vibrant and good fun when the petals drop

michelle v.
1 review so far 6
22.03.2017 20:26

the place was very clean and waiter was very helpful. Food was amazing too! service was impeccable and would definitely come back here with friends and family!

Sarahkz S.
1 review so far 6
22.03.2017 02:35

Our first visit to Liverpool and we were recommended Alma de Cuba by a friend. Lively, noisy and fun with great food and in a fabulous building. Loved the petals at 11.00pm.

Rachel W.
1 review so far 6
21.03.2017 03:21

Fantastic place, amazing atmosphere & food & cocktails were delicious! Staff were very friendly & nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely return when we visit Liverpool again

Terry B.
1 review so far 6
20.09.2016 00:09

If there is a more classy, stylish, cosy, romantic place to eat in Europe I'd like to know where it is! Lit throughout with candles this converted Catholic Convent is the perfect place to take your girlfriend/wife/Partner. Prior to going a review said it had "the Wow factor". It has to be seen and experienced to be fully taken in. As soon as I entered the place, I thought, Nothing can better this! In addition, the staff were attentive, calm, pleasant and alert. I mentioned that it was my wife's birthday and minutes later her desert arrived with a firework on it. A magical touch that had her smiling with pleasure. There was life music playing. I would have preferred something classical. But the music wasn't too loud, which would have ruined the experience. My Jerk Chicken was splendid. My wife had to opt for a salad, being gluten free. We would have liked a more extensive gluten-free menu. But overall it was a wonderful evening out. The Alma De Cuba has to be the first choice of places to eat in Liverpool.

Chris B.
1 review so far 5
22.03.2016 16:43

Perfect evening (Fri 18 Mar) apart from an issue over table allocation. We had booked (a table for 4...a week earlier) for an early evening meal at 6.45. We arrived early and were directed to the bar for a pre-meal drink. The flat beer aside, there was no problem until we went upstairs and in a not overly-crowded restaurant we were shown by the receptionist to a table near the door in the totally empty side of the restaurant, We politely requested to be seated where there were other people (and free tables) and were blankly refused. As we started to get seated, we then noticed that if we remained, we would sitting in a draught from the door/staircase, so this time we complained to the much more accommodating serving staff, who resolved the issue and took us to a seat on the populated side. This was all very unfortunate given that we'd taken the trouble of booking a table andturning up on time and the fact that the rest of the evening was spot-on. The food was excellent and the experience was heightened by the friendliness, eficiency and professionalism of a young waitress from Bootle, whose attentiveness, helpfulness and overall demeanour made for a hugely enjoyable evening.

Jeanette G.
1 review so far 6
28.01.2017 04:37

Went to Alma de Cuba with three friends to celebrate a special birthday in January so were able to use the January promotion where all meals were 50% off. We expected a limited menu but were pleasantly surprised - there was lots of choice and as a vegetarian I was impressed with the choices for me! And when the food arrived we were not disappointed - cooked well and absolutely delicious - we each had a different started and main and no-one complained. The wine was a little expensive but went down nicely thank you. And we had coffees for desserts as we had elegant sufficiency with the starters and mains. The waiting on staff were very attentive and the silver service skills were obvious - well done to the young man who was serving our wine in particular. All in all a really enjoyable experience and would recommend to anyone - will definitely be going again myself!

Mark F.
1 review so far 6
04.04.2016 18:52

This is the third or fourth time I've been to Alma De Cuba and it never disappoints. A perfect choice for a Saturday night as you can combine a quality meal with a fantastic party atmosphere in the Brazilian carnival style. The food alone is excellent, really well chosen flavour combination and beautifully presented. The staff are all friendly and very helpful. We had a table of six and everybody was delighted. I would highly recommend.

Christopher M.
1 review so far 6
07.04.2016 16:22

The venue was fabulous, the layout and style were perfect. The service was flawless from our waiter who got more than the standard tip for his service, he was professional but at the same time relaxed and engaged in conversation. Now the food... my girlfriend went for the king prawns and then steak. Everything cooked as requested (Medium to well done steak) and by her accounts... "Amazing". I am vegetarian and had only one option for starter and main but lucky for me I would have chosen these most likely from a selection. I think the only fault if any was the lack of choice for vegetarians and an option or two would be welcome as I like to try different dishes if I return to a restaurant. Overall, very very nice experience and if another vege option appears on the menu I would not hesitate in returning.

Laura b.
1 review so far 3
10.06.2016 18:52

From the website i expected it to be a restaurant atmosphere for the petal shower - but it was full of all day drinker types on stag do's - which is completely fine but was not what we were after on this particular night. The petal shower itself was also a little bit of a let down - we were expecting a lengthier affair, the petals dropping for the ceiling were beautiful and the 2 dancers dressed brilliantly however one dances more 'cuban' like you would expect, however the other didn't quite seem to fit in with the theme as well with her dancing routine. It also didn't last very long, and was more to get people up on stage and have a shake around. Great for a night out but definitely not the kind of thing to go for if your there just for the show and a drink/food. The staff were very friendly, and attentive with table service which meant getting served was much easier and the food we had when visiting again on the sunday morning was good - no butter with the soup roll however which we found unusual (we could have easily asked but weren't too fussed)

Marjorie M.
1 review so far 5
04.08.2016 19:16

Took my family to Alma De Cuba for a mid afternoon meal after hearing they had gospel singing on Sundays. We enjoyed the singing and the venue is lovely. We all ordered different meals and thoroughly enjoyed them. The only negative really for me was the ladies loos which are in dire need of decoration !

Kev S.
1 review so far 6
14.07.2016 05:29

Visited on a Sunday night, 20:30. The restaurant was relatively empty, it did coincide with the European cup final so that may have contributed to how quiet the restaurant was. The building is beautiful, the service was excellent as was the food, I'd definitely recommend it, we haven't been able to get it when we've previously visited Liverpool on a Saturday evening so recommend you book in advance. Will definitely eat here when we visit next time, the bar had a live band which was a nice touch for a Sunday evening.

Nicholas B.
1 review so far 5
05.12.2016 02:30

Staff were exceptional, friendly, polite and smiling! Food was of good quality not amazing, but good enough. Didn't like that we had to order desserts at the same time as starters and mains. My only other comment was the turkey dinner. My pet hate is getting the whole dinner on your plate, vegetables not separate. It's a personal gripe and not a criticism, as I am sure others like that. That said the turkey dinner was plentiful and tasty. Will definitely return, the gospel music made our first visit and my mum's birthday and enjoyable occasion! But I must reconfirm that the attitude and performance of your staff was exceptional!

Carolyn M.
1 review so far 4
19.11.2016 16:31

The restaurant was beautiful and romantically lit, so I was really looking forward to the food, however I was so disappointed. There was insufficient seasoning on my starter (mackerel) and no condiments on the table, although my husband enjoyed his (fish cakes). The mains we had were lamb and pork belly, the latter was supposed to be crisp and wasn't - very fatty, however the lamb was ok. The chocolate tart we had for dessert was lovely. The waitress serving us was wonderful, with a warm and friendly personality. The live music below us was ok. In summary, I had heard great things about this place but in the end the food was ordinary - such a shame because it is a lovely romantic venue, I would only return for the cocktails downstairs not to the restaurant.

Bhavnesh C.
1 review so far 6
17.10.2016 04:48

My girlfriend and I travelled to Liverpool from Birmingham for a weekend away to celebrate our anniversary and booked ahead to dine at Alma de Cuba. We heard great reviews from friends and other reviews online about the food, service and incredible architecture and interior design. The food was very good and the service was friendly and attentive, all whilst being within an incredible building that is worth visiting even for a drink at the bar. I will definitely be returning in the future and can't recommend Alma de Cuba enough.

Lindsey L.
1 review so far 6
21.08.2016 05:02

We spent an evening at Alma De Cuba where there was a great atmosphere. The food was delicious and the service couldn't be faulted. An extensive cocktail menu gave plenty of choice and the entertainment was the perfect way to end the evening.

Tom C.
1 review so far 6
07.03.2016 19:33

Me and the mrs had such a great time at alma de cuba, walking in we were struck by the restaurants beauty and quirky decor. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, we had a 3 course meal and everything we tried was cooked to perfection the flavours were incredible, absolute magic! We also had cocktails from the bar which were also very skillfully made and looked and tasted fantastic! Very enjoyable romanic night.. Will definitely be going again! Favourite restaurant to date.

Renate D.
1 review so far 5
08.08.2016 17:35

The Alma de Cuba in Liverpool is an interestingly designed venue. The staff was friendly and the food ok. However, we found it annoying that the bread which we wanted to enjoy with the white wine, arrived together with the starters. And the main course was on the table as soon as we had finished the starter. The meat was really tender, unfortunately, the whole main course was served almost cold. And swallowing the last bite of the main course, we were asked to order the dessert. We felt rushed and couldn't really relax.

Anna M.
1 review so far 6
18.03.2017 20:19

I visited on a Sunday .The staff were friendly and efficient .The food was tasty and the atmosphere very good. The gospel singers provided a lovely background though as there were only 3 singers the choir description didn't fit. The singers were very good and the acoustics were good and at a level where you could hear them and still converse with the people you were dining with . Will definately visit again when I am in Liverpool

Philip L.
1 review so far 3
26.02.2017 23:30

The glasses when we had drinks downstairs were dirty. And I had a mouldy raspberry in my prosecco. The food came super quick, before our drinks. Which was insane when most of it was raw. The potatoes and veg were really underdone (not al dente, gross) and the Yorkshire's were black. My partners chicken was nice. I asked for beef, but not pink. I know chefs often reccomend it rare/pink but that's not how I like it and I've had it fully cooked and delicious before so it was a shame that it was tough. After the main we were offered the dessert menu, we chose, waited and waited and waited. 30 minutes later we were asked what we wanted (literally no one had been around before) and we just declined and left. Luckily there wasn't an added service charge on the bill.

Stephen B.
1 review so far 6
20.07.2016 22:55

Great restaurant, lovely venue , wonderful cocktails although they were expensive, fantastic food, the down side it was a little cold. Be aware that your table is not yours for the night. We were unaware of this and were asked to move the waiter ( sorry don't know his name) arranged for us to stay on our table for coffee and after diner drinks. great for a special night out.

kim o.
2 reviews so far 5
06.04.2016 15:22

I went to see the Samba dancing and thought it was a full show and was a little disappointed to see it was just 2 girls and a boy dancing with members of the public. I must say the dancers were brilliant and everyone in there appeared to be really enjoying themselves. We had a meal which wasn't bad at all and the service was great. I think it is more for younger people so would recommend to certain members of my family

Maaret O.
4 reviews so far 6
06.07.2016 05:27

We went to Alma de Cuba on a Sunday evening. Because the restaurant was not full the service was really attentive. We loved the decor of the restaurant, the restaurant being in a former church gives a truly unique atmosphere. There were live musicians playing in the downstairs bar (you have the view to the bar from upstairs restaurant) which was lovely. Food and cocktails - just delicious.

Paul M.
1 review so far 4
05.02.2017 04:03

Although food was good the choice was very limited - due to the Alma De Cuba going through transition to new owners (not advertised!!) the Al-a-cart menu was not available and only a single sheet menu that covered starters, mains and deserts was available. Must add that Staff were excellent.

Eddie H.
1 review so far 6
05.04.2016 00:45

Unusual but very nice and comfortable surroundings were the backdrop to an exceptional dining experience. We began with (and ended with) cocktails from the bar but the highlight was a chateaubriand cooked perfectly to our liking. Our service is also worth mention. Everyone was polite and friendly and made us most welcome. My only regret is that I don't live near enough to visit more often.

Wendy W.
1 review so far 5
06.02.2017 01:40

Went with my sister today for Sunday lunch. Had the chicken dinner and the lamb roast dinner. What we had was lovely and the service was good. Staff very friendly. Portion sizes could have been a bit bigger. Would have been nice to have a Yorkshire pudding on all the roast dinners. The Chocolate brownie was the best one ever. Atmosphere was really good and we definitely want to come back at night time. Overall very well done.

BASSEM N.
1 review so far 5
01.02.2017 19:40

Very impressive venue that used to be an old church, Fantastic ambiance with the sitting plan, lightening, decoration...etc , friendly staff & great service. Limited menu but the food was really tasty. Prices are quite reasonable (even without the January offer!). We have enjoyed this dinner experience overall despite a little disappointed for not finding the live music band as advertised on the web site. I would certainly recommend this place for a romantic / quiet dinner experience.

Kate G.
1 review so far 6
13.03.2017 16:45

Excellent service and food, the cocktails are amazing too! We came here on Friday for a girlie night out, a nice meal before upstairs and cocktails and dancing downstairs after. We caught the 11pm petals on the Friday night too and danced the night away at the front of the stage - we cant wait to come back! Thank you for making our night perfect!

Gillian R.
1 review so far 5
28.02.2017 23:15

The food was well presented and enjoyable but we did have to wait for one of the main courses which was not ready at the same time as the others. The staff were friendly and helpful and the atmosphere was good. We visited for the the Sunday Brunch and although we enjoyed listening to the Gospel Choir we felt that the music was a little bit too loud making it difficult to hear any conversation.

Natalie M.
1 review so far 6
30.01.2017 19:52

We love this place my cousins came over from Dublin so we came here for a meal and drinks, the food was amazing and the staff were so friendly and fab, what we love about this place that the vibe and buzz is great and it has everything under one roof great entertainment great music so its a win win

Emma K.
1 review so far 6
18.10.2016 02:23

Fabulous food, drinks, service and atmosphere!! Loved it!! Would highly recommend :) When we go back we'd book a table for 9/9.30pm and request a view of the stage so we'd see the show at 11pm! Sadly we didn't stay as we had to vacate our table and the place was very busy! Good excuse to go back.

Ronald M.
1 review so far 5
23.08.2016 23:14

Fabulous building / atmosphere and staff are very friendly. We really enjoyed our main dishes: they were excellent - but my wife was disappointed with her choice of (goat's cheese & beetroot) starter - could hardly see or taste the (tiny sprinkling) of goat's cheese. That said, this was our second visit to Alma de Cuba and we plan to book in again, when we visit Liverpool next year

Kath B.
1 review so far 4
01.09.2016 18:44

Staff very good. Food average. Was hoping for a large Gospel Choir experience so was disappointed when just handful of singers. Lacked bit of atmosphere .Have been before to Alma De Cuba and will go again sometime but maybe just for a drink.

Stephani W.
1 review so far 4
16.08.2016 16:46

My overall experience wasn't that great. The server was wonderful and the singing was amazing but the food was a big let down. The roast beef was tough and the fish and chips was not worth the £14, it was a thin filet of fish, I was told it was cod, and it was over fried. Because the fish was so thin, it didn't give the batter much to hold on to and the outside of the batter was as crispy as a potato chip.

Alberto P.
1 review so far 2
18.02.2017 01:25

Alma de cuba will never see me again I am quite disappointed, because I was very excited to go there, but there were things that I do not understand how it is possible to be so. We booked table for 6 people last Sunday at 5.30pm, in the local there were not many people, and They have put 6 people at a table for 4, unbelievable. It's horrible to be spending an evening with friends from South America and being so uncomfortable when there were many empty tables. Another negative point, the tables are so hight, 90 cm from the floor, when the standard is 75 cm and the chairs are very low too, guys, something fails !!! And finally, a restaurant of the capacity of Alma de Cuba should NOT have a single individual toilette, whether for ladies or gentlemen, normally is a queue, incomprehensible. About the food, it is god, normal price, but for the above negative points I will not be back there ever again.

Nicholas B.
2 reviews so far 5
23.07.2016 04:01

My second dining experience at Alma De Cuba and the food was even more impressive this time around. It provided an atmospheric dining experience and high quality food for a very reasonable price.

Kristine Maj N.
1 review so far 6
09.03.2016 15:56

Great experience. Intimate and cosy and with great food and drinks. The old Church mixed with modern restaurant works really well and creates this speciel atmosphere. If you are lucky you will get nice and easy live (guitar) music during dinner! This is more than just a restaurant and I will definitely recommend it!

Holly B.
1 review so far 6
25.07.2016 16:01

Visited as a graduation celebration. Had the best waiter - very welcoming, funny and attentive. The food was delicious! All six of us were very happy and they even had 2 vegetarian options which is very rare! Would be more than happy to visit again as it was a very fun, memorable night.

Paul R.
1 review so far 2
31.03.2016 14:39

Cuban Asian really ? Very disappointed with the menu. If I wanted a steak I would of gone to a steak house. We was expecting Cuban Asian influence tapas style food. That's why I took my wife who loves this type of food there. Oh and the fact we drove from south London and planed our bank holiday weekend this night out. Food was nice but not what we wanted. And forced to choose from a menu of 5/6 mains. With just as many starters. Come home with having been duped into liking something we didn't want. And I haven't even started on the live music yet. Again expecting live upbeat Cuban style music. But no. We got a man singing with his guitar on stage. Little short of a busker we see earlier on that day. Nothing wrong with the singer. Just wrong place wrong time. Give me a call when you change back to what you advertise.....

Beth A.
1 review so far 6
04.07.2016 03:59

Friendly staff, great building with bar on ground floor and restaurant upstairs with some tables overlooking the bar. Amazing food and an extensive drinks list. Just under £100 for 2 starters, mains and desserts with a drink each and the Alma Especiale also. Highly recommend finishing the night off with a cocktail downstairs.

Charles T.
1 review so far 6
03.10.2016 03:05

The most amazing food and great service. As a 'foodie' i can endorse this experience as one of the best, worth the extra few pounds and an evening with my girlfriend that we will reminisce for a long time. We travelled an hour and a half but will definitely be back 😊

andrew b.
1 review so far 6
16.01.2017 02:54

Top quality tasting food at competitive prices, outstanding decor throughout the restaurant. Beautiful church feel setting. Good live music. would highly recommend visiting Alma De Cuba

Frances H.
1 review so far 6
27.02.2017 15:32

Very enjoyable evening. The food was excellent, and nothing was too much trouble for the staff who dealt with the dietary requirements of one of our group with smiles and we're so helpful. The atmosphere in this old converted church was great and we really enjoyed the live music.

graham e.
1 review so far 6
18.11.2016 07:53

what a beautiful restaurant,superb surroundings. The was food delicious and staff so friendly. Would highly recommend this place to anyone for 'that' special treat. An extra mention to the poor girl at reception who sat there freezing waiting for diners to arrive, she deserves a medal and some thermals!!

Dave C.
1 review so far 5
27.03.2017 05:48

The food was absolutely fantastic at a excellent price. The service was good and always helps when it's with a smile so all in all - very good. On the down side the service charge was steep at £28 which I think is wrong as it should be down to the customer to decide what they give 😊

Mair G.
1 review so far 5
04.11.2016 21:03

Exceptional venue, excellent service, good food at a very reasonable price - hovever, having spent time in Havan, there was nothing to remind me of Cuba. There were two very scantily clab young woman on stage in costume - it made me feel rather uncomfortable as they appeared to be ignored by those dancing around them.

Lynsey A.
1 review so far 5
20.02.2017 23:42

The venue was so beautiful, the food was fanastic and the staff super friendly. There are only a few bits that I would point out, the live music from down stairs was far too loud which meant that we were shouting at each other to be able to be heard, as were all the other tables!

Rhea H.
1 review so far 4
05.03.2017 22:30

The atmosphere is great in there although it all felt a little rushed .... the table was booked for 8 as we had got a taxi we arrived early and by 8.30 we were being offered dessert !! The food was lovely but not longer as they'd took our order the food was there on the table just slightly less relaxing as I'd hoped !! Fishcakes were pretty good !!!

Andrea T.
1 review so far 4
18.04.2016 19:07

The staff were friendly and had empathy food was of a good standard however the pudding ( cheese cake) in my opinion not served correctly , it was too cold eat with normal spoon ie: more on the frozen side than chilled that I had to send mine back.':( Also the toilets were difficult to reach and there was no grab rail to aid me as I am disabled .

David H.
1 review so far 6
25.05.2016 02:13

Highly recommend the twenty pound set menu was good value for money the house white wine that came with the meal was particularly good. Lovely decor and a nice ambiance to the restaurant. The three waitresses who served us were delightful and very professional David Hutchinson.