When you are surrounded by a bazaar of food offerings, as you are in Camden Market, it is difficult to focus on only one cuisine to satisfy your tastebuds. Vendors entice you with bite sized samplings of everything from Nutella crepes to Asian chicken. Yet, one mention of hot and spicy salsa, with some Cuban flair, and I am sold on The Cuban Camden Restaurant.
The perfect mojito started my day and cheered me up despite the London rain and gloom. The menu was large and diverse and I opted to taste tapas. At three for £13 (approx. $20.00), you could not miss. The offerings were eclectic, everything from pan-fried tiger prawns to anchovies marinated in vinegar.
My chosen three tapas were the Abondigas (Cuban meatballs), Fried Green Platains & Sweet Potato Fries and Batter Dipped Calamari Rings all served on a huge wooden slab. This solo diner was also left to enjoy the meal without being rushed out of the restaurant. I just wish I was there on a Tuesday or Wednesday night when The Cuban offers up free salsa classes or for the live Cuban band on Fridays and Sundays. One-two-three. . . five-six-seven. Who wants to dance?