Son de Cuba

El Barrio is very excited to announce that it’s very popular Cuban Nights featuring Son de Cuba LIVE are back in 2021! We’ll have DJ Coco playing until late too!
Make a night of it. Check out our menu, including Mains, Tapas, Sharing Sides, Tapa Sliders and Sweet Treats here:
Son de Cuba is the first-ever New Zealand and more specifically Wellington-based 100% Cuban Quartet featuring Roberto Rodriguez Boffil (La Isla de la Juventud), Angel Manuel Guilarte Medina (Santiago de Cuba) and our most recent arrival in the Capital Ernesto Zuñiga (Trinidad de Cuba) on their Cuban tres and guitarras, and Rafael Ferrer Noel (La Habana/Las Tunas) on his Cuban congas.
Son de Cuba is who they are and what they play*.
A bailar, a gozar.. a lo cubano!
*The ensemble’s name literally means “They are from Cuba”… It also means “Son (style of Cuban music from the 50s popularised by the Buena Vista Social Club) from Cuba”. And if you play on the translation and stretch a bit it also can mean “Son(s) of Cuba”.
Want to learn to dance like a Cuban? Sign up for El Barrio’s Wednesday night Salsa classes. See for details.

Private: El Barrio

Wellington’s coolest little Latino Bar! Live music, DJs, and cultural events. Tapas and drinks, including a selection of Latino cocktails. Guess which country each member of the bar staff team are from!