Top 3 Latin American Hotspots in the UK

By 03 October, 2019

Have you recently started university in the UK and are looking for hotspots which offer Latin America influence? It may come as a surprise that the UK actually has a massive restaurant and bar scene that feature South American influences, but after all, who can turn down a Pina Colada and some chimichurri?

Take a look these top three hotspots which are definitely worth the trip, as they are both enjoyable and affordable for students from every corner of the world.

Ceviche, London

The capital is known for its eclectic mix of cultures, but if you’re looking for an authentic Latin American experience, Ceviche in Soho is definitely one of the best locations. When dining here, you will feel as though you have caught a direct flight to Peru, with its fresh seafood and street bites. It also offers a no-drama Llama express lunch which is available on weekdays between 12 and 3 pm, where you can get three dishes for just £12 – offering you an affordable way to refuel and rewind after a long day of lectures.

If you’ve had a particularly stressful morning at university, you could enjoy some pisco-infused cocktails in Ceviche’s own Pisco bar. Here you can enjoy the perfect mix of Lima-inspired cuisine and alcohol combined with Soho’s sophistication, although without the usual London expense.

Alma De Cuba, Liverpool

Liverpool is a culturally diverse city with a melting pot of all nationalities, especially amongst students. Those looking to study at one of Liverpool’s top three universities will not only benefit from a high-quality education but will also get a chance to enjoy an assortment of cultural hotspots with a Latin American influence. This includes Alma De Cuba, which may not look much from the outside but once you enter you will be mesmerised by the interior of the former St Peter’s Catholic Church. Here, you can enjoy the Latin-infused food while watching the feather-clad Latin American dancers perform on the altar. Once they’ve finished, you could even take centre stage yourself as you enjoy a classic Brazilian Caipirinha and dance the night away.

Alma De Cuba is one of Liverpool’s most popular nightlife spots, but also equally as enjoyable in the day when you can enjoy their Samba Afternoon Tea, which is an excellent way for students to start their weekend. As an added bonus it is within walking distance from the city’s student accommodation, which means you do not have to spend too much on travel to have a good time. RW Invest, for example, have several properties available for students living in the city centre, which are just a stone’s throw away from some of the best Latin American hangouts, including Alma De Cuba.

Revolucion de Cuba, Manchester

Another northern-city that offers a Latin American flair is Manchester, where you can find a number of top eateries, bars and even dance classes in the heart of the city. Revolucion De Cuba is a place that offers all of the above and more. However, as a chain restaurant with nineteen locations in the UK, it is not recognised as it should be. In the Manchester chain, you can enjoy the amazing Cuban tapas, pinchos and desserts which all have that authentic taste. Vegans can even enjoy a sumptuous selection, as they offer a jampacked plant-based menu. There are also several options for large parties, which is excellent for freshers who have recently joined a society or if your whole flat wants to go out for dinner. If you’re looking for a bargain, you could choose the Cuban icon option for £12 which includes a main dish and one of their signature cocktails, which is available every Thursday.

If you’re looking for something more or want to work off all the fantastic food, you could join in their Salsa Social which is on every Wednesday night. This salsa night is one of Manchester’s best-kept secrets, as the chain restaurant transforms into a Copacabana-style club where you can practice your best salsa moves from 9 pm until 3 am.

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