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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

280 Reviews

5.3 /6 Excellent 280 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: excellent
Noise: quiet
Service: extraordinary
Quality/Price: cheap
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Steven H.
1 review so far 6
09.01.2017 03:53

Absolutely great venue and great food. We will definitely return soon. Only niggle is soft drinks are on tap only I prefer can or bottle.

Laura A.
1 review so far 6
28.11.2016 05:27

Amazing food and location - loved every minute and a must do every time I visit Liverpool! The staff are so friendly and accommodating, the food excellent quality and the gospel choir so unique. Fabulous!

Deborah K.
1 review so far 6
23.11.2016 19:49

Really enjoyed. Booked for a meal for 3.. Lovely service with great staff.. And couldn't fault food. Went downstairs for drinks and enjoyed the atmosphere although it ended up just too busy for us !! Would defo recommend

Emma M.
1 review so far 6
21.11.2016 02:11

Fantastic food & Amazing ambience! Couldn't fault it! Staff Lovely and inside of the venue so Unique! The Gospel Performance was great and so different to any other type of entertainment you would find in another restaurant/bar.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.....

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.

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 😊

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!!

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 .

Nicholas W.
1 review so far 6
20.08.2016 02:27

Amazing food and great service. The restaurant is just a stunning place to be in. The atmosphere is great and if go later on on the evening you get see the nightlife pick up with dancers and confetti. Alma de Cuba is one of my favourites.

Andy B.
1 review so far 6
04.05.2016 04:58

Great atmosphere, with fine dining. The waiting staff were attentive and and knowledgeable with regard to the menu and cocktail list. Efficient bar staff and despite the venue being extremely busy bar waiting times very good. Enjoyable overall experience, a must if you are visiting Liverpool.

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.

Tom K.
1 review so far 6
26.04.2016 15:41

Although we went on a Monday night and it was fairly quiet, Alma de Cuba has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. The food was spot on and the fixed price menu very well priced; which included a bottle of house wine per couple. Great evening.

Carol M.
1 review so far 5
01.05.2016 16:46

Great food, one steak was returned and a new meal brought out quickly. Great table. Lovely staff. Super space. Gifted musician on first. Dancers were very disappointing we were expecting an exciting shimmering show but focus was on getting others on stage. Didn't spoil our night tho as we danced our sins off to DJ

Nicola C.
1 review so far 4
12.05.2016 16:56

Atmosphere and cocktails were great. Waitress did her best but I had specified I was allergic to gluten and dairy and then there was only one starter that I could eat and one main course, so that was a bit disappointing. A lot of restaurants have access to this now, so they should step up their game and I'm pretty sure they have to by law now too...

Ilan H.
1 review so far 5
31.05.2016 16:53

There was a bit of a disagreement over a bill on a table near us which led to security getting involved in and was rather uncomfortable for other diners to listen to and watch as there was some very choice language being used. Other than that the food and place itself is great.

Jessicab E.
1 review so far 6
14.04.2016 15:46

Gorgeous decor - makes a nice change for a Sunday lunch, lovely welcoming funny staff, it was our first time there and they made us feel so at home. We all had the sunday roast and couldnt complain. Recommend completely, lovely afternoon out.

Linzi B.
1 review so far 6
27.03.2016 16:26

Excellent night out! Fantastic cocktails in the bar. Then upstairs to the restaurant for a wonderful meal with perfect & friendly service. This is my 3rd visit & it will not be my last!! Thanks to all the staff for a great night!

Sean D.
1 review so far 5
04.11.2016 05:27

Fantastic building and great entertainment. Good service and good quality food. Portions were a little small for me but I like my food! Looking forward to visiting Liverpool again and going to the restaurant. Book in advance to get a table at one of their many events via the website

Nicola C.
1 review so far 4
05.04.2016 04:44

The good was amazing but we were slightly disappointed by the petal shower. We thought there would be more dancers creating a carnival throughout the whole restaurant. However, there were only two dancers, who were average and spent most of their time dancing with the drunk women at the altar, rather than entertaining the whole audience. Please take this as constructive criticism.

Jade C.
1 review so far 6
02.08.2016 07:02

Amazing experience. Lovely atmosphere, very friendly staff and speedy service. Acoustic guitar player was fab but not on for long, we would have sat and had more drinks if they were there longer. All in all fantastic and will definitely return!

Martin O.
1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 02:47

When for late afternoon lunch with a friend catching up after 43 years.Restaurant quieter than expected but ambiance fine, service and food excellent. Would recommend. Could do with a wider veggie selection only nit pick but Moroccan curry lovely wine superb.

tim s.
1 review so far 6
19.09.2016 18:53

I have eaten here multiple times and as usual, the food and service are excellent. I dont know what they feed the staff, but I have never seen such a happy bunch of people and nothing is too much trouble.

Lynn T.
1 review so far 4
24.07.2016 07:41

The food was actually very nice. But we all had different menus, so it was a little confusing as to what was available. We did feel a little rushed towards the end. We were asked if we wanted to order dessert, but were told that they needed the table in 15 minutes! Luckily we didn't, so could leave promptly

Jason E.
1 review so far 6
02.05.2016 20:29

Absolutely amazing place food was as good as I've ever had - I had the steak the atmosphere was buzzing the staff were brilliant , live music when we arrived then great dj afterwards will be goin back often

Joseph P.
1 review so far 6
28.08.2016 02:34

An absolutely beautiful place to eat, the food was gorgeous too (worth every penny) and the staff were very polite. Very good entertainment starting with live music then moving on to the dancers- I will definitely be coming back!

Lisa R.
1 review so far 6
21.09.2016 14:50

The place is amazing, an old church, absolutely beautiful. The food is some of the best I and my friends had tasted in a long time. It's not cheap, but worth every penny. We will definetely recommend thus place.