Oz was a great host. He really
Oz was a great host. He really takes pride in his wine selection and menu.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Walking into the Cuevas Bar on Friday night was a real gem of an evening for me and my sweetheart. Upon enterening the restaurant, we were immediately greeted by the chef and seated. Shortly thereafter, water was at our table and the hostess, the chef's wife joined us making small talk and informing us about the tasty delights on the menu. My wife and I were given samples of the beers they had on tap and were served quickly. Our plates were cleaned off immediately following our consumption of the delicious and vegan friendly tapas. We felt like we were a part of the community and even chatted with the couple sitting at the next table. I highly recommend Cuevas Bar if you're looking for a relaxing, comfortable, and cozy atmosphere.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local tapas bar.
My wife and I had a great experience here last week on a spur of the moment decision. The staff was wonderful and all the dishes were delicious.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great and the
The food was great and the service was friendly. Really a cute place. It's really small so make a reservation.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great tapas - we go just for the Candied bacon wrapped jalapenos. Yum.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the owners and the food
This restaurant is a small gem in University Heights. The food portions are smaller making it great for sharing if you order multiple items. The flat breads are amazing but a must have is their banana bread pudding (I would never have ordered it myself but it was ordered for the table and it was outstanding!!!). The husband and wife team are delightfully kind people who truly care about your dining experience. If you have not tried Cueva Bar I recommend you put it on your list.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect place to relax
This is a perfect place to relax after a long day, unpretentious and warm, the owner is going to do anything in his hands to please his customer! You will feel like you entered your best friends home.
You will not find hip or elegant decorations, just your basic bar.
Food is a mix of tapas (Spanish) with a Mexican flair.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and came here wanting to try the empanadas. We left so happy we tried the dates, brisket, and empanadas. All we superb. Oz (the owner) took our order. He was very polite and helped explain the menu. Everything about this place is great!!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had another great time at
Had another great time at Cueva Bar! This time took our son and friend to experience this wonderful neighbor hood gem. Oz, the owner treated us like family. He made great suggestions regarding tapas and of course the beer! This is one of University Height's best kept secrets.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Tapas! Great Beer!
My husband & I went to Cueva Bar looking to share some good tapas and drink some local beer. Well, we weren't disappointed. We shared several tapas which were very tasty (dragon olives, cheese platter, candied bacon wrapped jalapenos & olive tapenade quesadillas). The dragon olives were yummy (I am a big olive fan) - they had a nice heat to them and were very good. The cheese platter was good - my favorite part was the jalapeno jam. My husband loved the bacon wrapped jalapenos and the olive tapenade quesadillas were my favorite (more like rolled tacos though). They also had great local craft beers on tap that did not disappoint and the service was exceptional. Our food was spaced out nicely and we never had an empty glass. Good job!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great family-run spot
The owner and his wife run the place. Service is great and their food is awesome.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood place
Although the inspiration for the food is Mexican, Chef Oz has put his own stamp on the food and serves many dishes tapas style. The salads are fresh, well-seasoned and generous. We ordered several starters, an empanada, a salad, a flatbread and finally the Mac and cheese. The Mac and cheese reminded me of what my mother used to make, creamy and cheesy. My husband wolfed it down!
The selection of wines includes many from Spain and Argentina, and they have a selection of local beers. We had a vos and a sour beer, and the waitress was able to explain the subtleties of each one, since we had never heard of vos or sour beers.
When we arrived we were the only customers, however, as we dined many regulars came to eat, as we will become!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Diamond in the not so rough...
When I first saw the tapas menu I was confused and skeptical - but when I got to the restaurant I realized that its a Mexican tapas restaurant - no Spanish tapas here. The food was AMAZING, everything that we ordered was delicious and had great flavors.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a great little find.
This was a great little find. I took a quick spin through Open Table looking for something different for my wife's birthday. We like to try small bites, so when I saw Mexican tapas I knew we were in. We found the owner, Oz, to be quite engaging. He visited us at the table several times to ensure that we were enjoying ourselves as well as provide insight and recommendations. He truly cares about his food (and wine) and also does great things in the community. We'll be back!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Tapas!!
This place was great if you are looking to try something a little different and you want to share with friends. Everyone got to taste a little bit of everything. Oz was attentive and pleasant without being overbearing. Someone in our party suggested that it was kid friendly...it is if you go in the afternoon, but in my opinion after dark this place should be reserved for adults.
We had a number of things on the menu, nothing was bad, the Flatbread was larger than an anticipated and excellent, we had the BST. We also had the Chef Special of the evening, it was Picadillo Red Peppers stuffed with shrimp and Cranberry cheese, it was delicious.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was simply wonderful! From the quality & presentation of the food to the service and ambience... Very delightful! We're coming back next week with friends!
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM