Revs De Cuba Review21:35
Last weekend me & Liam were lucky enough to be invited along to Revolucion de Cuba to try out their new menu offering. Revs De Cuba is one of my favourite places in Manchester to head for a cocktail and dance, but until now I've never eaten there even thought the food has always looked so good. We were really surprised by how busy it was on a Sunday afternoon, and it was nice that they had live music too. There's usually live entertainment when we go in but I always expected that was because we went in on an evening, so it's nice to see that it's something they do a lot.
We started off by trying two of the new special cocktails, Rumble Punch; a combination of Sailor Jerrys, caramel, lime & pineapple, and the Solero; a mix of Pink Pigeon rum, cream, passion fruit & coconut. I can't rave enough about how amazing the Solero is, it literally tastes exactly like a Solero ice cream, like summer in a glass, and I can tell you now for certain this one will be the first of many, definitely a new favourite for me!
Food wise, we ended up sharing 4 tapas dishes and a plate of chicken thigh chargrilled skewers between us, which may of been a bit greedy as we were so stuffed afterwards and that meant we didn't get chance to try churros which looked incredible when a nearby table ordered them. The tapas came presented on a chunky board in individual dishes, we tried the Cauliflower wings, Patatas bravas, Pork & chorizo quesadilla and Albondigas. I honestly have to say the Patatas Bravas was the best I've ever tried, not at all mushy with the perfect amount of crisp! Liam was really impressed with the cauliflower wings, which tasted really meaty in a good crunchy batter served with a super delicious goats cheese & honey sauce and a smokey tomato salsa. The Albondigas were pretty good too, extremely rich so it made sense that you only got 3 in a portion, we'd definitely order these again!
The only dish that didn't wow us was the chargrilled skewers - now don't get me wrong there wasn't anything bad about the dish but it's something we wouldn't buy if we went in again. I'm a big fan of chicken thigh and we really enjoyed the skewers, the meat was so tasty and tender, especially if you dipped it in Revs spicy rum sauce. The sweet potato wedges were more like baked sweet potatoes which were delicious, but not what we were expecting. Because the dish was quite oily it looked a tad sad on presentation but we enjoyed it all the same, it just didn't seem to be the same standard as their incredible tapas dishes.
All in all, we really enjoyed our dinner, and we'll definitely be popping in for dinner another time! Personally I think I'd get their chimichangas and Liam said he'd like to try their 7 hr beef brisket burritos which do sound incredible!