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Rumba Latin Bistro & Cocktail Bar

1 Jinguanyijie Building 4 No.3, Chengdu

Phone: (028) 65176399

Latin bar with bistro grill & cocktail bar. Extensive food and drink menus features various specialties from all over South & Central America.

Open daily from 5 p.m. till late

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  • Grover Cleveland
    February 28, 2015
    My wife and I have been to Rumba three times and it is our favorite restaurant in Chengdu. Today we took a group of 9 people and everyone enjoyed the food and said they would return. The food is amazing. This restaurant, with its food quality and flavor, could hold its own in a major U.S. city.

    We like the roast pork, the nachos, the tamarind tea, the cuban sandwich, the sauces, and the mexican corn soup. The set lunch menu is sumptuous and has an unbeatable price (38, 48, or 58 RMB for soup, salad, and an entree). The restaurant ambiance and decor are top-notch. The owner is friendly. It can be a little difficult to find, but once you find it, you won't want to leave.
  • TravisM
    February 12, 2015
    Have been here a half dozen or so times and always had a great experience. Food is really good, drinks are nice and there is always some special or event that makes things fun. But I think what makes rumba great is the boss, Chris. He's such a fun, cool guy who is always willing to sit down and have a drink or do a shot with you. Keep up the good work and cheers!
  • GemoD
    February 5, 2015
    Rumba has Caribbean and Latin American flavors that you just can't find anywhere else in the 'Du, or in all likelihood the entirety of western China. Some dishes are more authentic than others, but they're all good and typically in large portions. A few favorites are the bacon-wrapped dates, the Cuban sandwich, the garlic shrimp, and the piri piri fish. Don't miss the homemade sauces that come with everything; they are awesome! Also the churros (churritos, really, but who cares? You can find them here!) with chocolate sauce are super yummy. The cocktails aren't bad, but a bit pricey, and I'm not a fan of the crushed ice they use which always gets stuck in my straw--and there's a bit too much of it too. Still, it's nice to find a mojito with real sugarcane in it outside of Cuba/south Florida. ;)

    The music is also good, including the DJ and Cuban singer who perform nights. They could change up the playlist on the sound system more though as there is no end to good Latin music out there!

    Inside the decor is bright, but relaxed, and comfortable and not overdone.

    Chris, the manager, is a super nice guy who works hard to make sure his customers are happy. One time he let me and my friends in to celebrate my best friend's birthday, even though he had a private party in the main dining room. Thanks, Chris!

    They seem to be working more on parties lately, which is ok, but I hope they continue to have some laidback nights when it's good to get together with friends.

    All in all, a great place for dinner first and foremost, but from time to time it's good to stay for a cocktail and some music.
  • No_Why_Laowai
    October 26, 2014
    Highly recommended new joint less than 10 minutes walk from Chunxi Road, Rumba's excellent food (Cuban-skewed) and impressive cocktail list are just the kickers at a place that could trade on its atmosphere alone. We missed the Cuban singer but the relaxed though colourful decor, latin music and attentive staff were enough to ensure we'll be coaxed back sometime soon. Good selection of share-plates.
  • ProGolfer
    September 29, 2014
    Great atmosphere with a beautiful bar, booths and DJ. The food is also nicely done and high quality, yet the prices are there to match. I think you could have a nice night out there for about 200/person. The signature chicken has a few different sauces to try. Definitely refreshing from oily, maa-la Sichuan fare. Didn't stay very late but I reckon it would be a fun place to dance latin and party. There are a few other new places in this complex (including another hooters, I think). I'm hoping it really does become a transplant of Hong Kong here in CD - a 7-11 bar will be required. But going to Rumba really was like leaving Chengdu for a couple hours. Check it out!
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