The Tastes of Ireland's Heartland. Out and about in Offaly.
- Food & Drink, Ireland's Ancient East, Offaly
- 24 March 2023
Experience the Vibrant Flavors of Cuba at Nacional de Cuba (Formerly The Diplomat Bar) in Derry
Transport yourself to Havana at Nacional de Cuba Derry, a lively and vibrant Cuban bar and restaurant in the heart of Derry. Indulge in authentic Cuban dishes like Ropa Vieja and Arroz con Pollo, or try their delicious tapas and classic Cuban cocktails like Mojitos and Daiquiris. The outdoor seating area is perfect for warm summer evenings, and live music adds to the lively atmosphere. Don't miss their new upstairs nightclub space, Club21, launching on St. Patrick's Day. Nearby, you can explore the historic city walls or take a stroll along the River Foyle.
Nacional de Cuba is a must-visit establishment for anyone looking for a taste of Cuba in Derry. The bar's interior design is a beautiful blend of classic Cuban style with a modern twist, featuring colorful murals and vintage posters. Prices are reasonable for the quality of food and drinks served, making it an affordable fine dining spot.
One of the special features of Nacional de Cuba is the outdoor seating area, perfect for enjoying a meal or drinks on a warm summer evening. Live music is also a regular occurrence, adding to the lively atmosphere of the place. The restaurant's cocktail menu features classic Cuban drinks like Mojitos and Daiquiris, as well as their own unique creations like the "Cuban Sunset," made with rum, orange juice, and grenadine. Non-alcoholic options include refreshing soft drinks like Materva, a traditional Cuban soda made from yerba mate, and Jupiña, a pineapple-flavored soda.
Nacional de Cuba is conveniently located in the city center, making it an ideal spot to visit after exploring Derry's many attractions including the historic city walls or taking a stroll along the River Foyle. The bar is also just a short stroll away from other popular attractions in the area, such as the fascinating Tower Museum and the famous Derry Girls Mural.
Don't miss their new upstairs nightclub space, Club21, launched on St. Patrick's Day. The space is an upmarket club with some of the best entertainment in the city and beyond. Their calendar is completely packed full with Derry's best DJs wanting to bring a club scene to the city.
Overall, Nacional de Cuba Derry is an excellent choice for anyone looking to experience the vibrant flavors and lively atmosphere of Cuba in a little corner of Derry.