Want to eat the best sweet potato fries, like, ever? Great. Read on!
Walking into Revolución de Cuba is like walking into Cuba itself, it’s an all-round sensory experience. The smell of amazingly cooked food, the sight of lanterns, typical décor and people having fun, the taste of thirst quenching cocktails in really fun glasses, the sound of the band playing in the corner keeping the vibe going and the touch of your knife and fork allowing you to tuck into it all!! It’s a really fun place with a great vibe, it feels really “alive” in there. (Excuse the slightly odd looking people in my photos…The Rocky Horror Show was being shown at MK Theatre, so seeing men walk past the restaurant in fishnets and heels was a regular occurrence during the night…).
First up was our choice of drinks and with cocktails being a key addition that Revolución de Cuba are known for, we’d be silly to say no! I chose the Zombie which came in a Tiki style ceramic tumbler – amazing! Ian had a cocktail from their “specials” drinks menu, can’t remember what it was but it tasted yummy! …another recommendation would be the jug of sangria, I mean who doesn’t like sangria!?
So, the food, you want to know about the food right!? Revolución de Cuba’s menu is one that’s right up my street. Think chicken, chorizo, quesadillas, enchiladas, mixed with amazing seafood and a little bit of steak thrown in for good measure.
It was a little difficult to choose as there were so many amazing things on the menu, but here’s our choices…
Is your mouth watering yet? …for starters we opted for this little tapas selection of roasted chorizo which is glazed in a rich red wine and honey sauce, calamari – lightly dusted and served with garlic aioli and lemon, alongside mojito battered prawns – all of which was absolutely stunning! We could not fault any of these dishes…we just wished we could have bigger bellies to order more plates of it!!
My main dish was the classic chicken enchilada, which features an array of beautiful ingredients. The chicken is marinated in lime, soy and pineapple, and wrapped in a tortilla alongside peppers and onions. Of course, no enchilada would be complete without the yummy tomato sauce and cheese topping – comfort food at its best! (Probably also perfect as pre-cocktail evening food if you feel so inclined!). On the side I had
some sweet potato fries THE BEST sweet potato fries I have ever eaten. No lie. *So* delicious, crispy & tasty – yum!
Ian went for the lime & chilli salmon steak, which was cooked to perfection and was definitely a great tasting dish! You can’t beat a seafood and citrus pairing can you!? It’s really nice to see something unusual like giant cous cous on the menu too – such a simple ingredient, yet not something you get offered on an everyday menu.
Churros, churros, churros!!! Dessert just *had* to have churros in it! So I indulged in the churros with chocolate and caramel dipping sauces whilst Ian had the churros cheesecake topped with strawberry goodness. If you’ve never tried churros before, I urge you to pop along to Revolución de Cuba give them a whirl – they’re so bloomin deeelish!
At one end of Revolución there’s more of a bar area (well stocked as you can see from above!), perfect for a catch up with friends or colleagues, with the other end being populated with chairs and tables to enjoy some lovely meals – making it perfect for many types of occasion.
So there you have it! A really fun and vibrant place to eat, with absolutely stunning food and equally yummy cocktails. If you haven’t been before, go go go! It really is a little gem in Milton Keynes and something a little different in comparison to other restaurants.
*Meals and drinks were provided by Revolución de Cuba, but the thoughts on our experience there are most definitely my own. I really look forward to popping back for more yummy times!