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El Palenque


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US$5 - US$50
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours

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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Very nice outdoor setting, great for. large groups. I ordered the 1/2 chicken....was so tasty couldn't stop. It came with rice and beans which were also fantastic! I'd go here again

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Explore24652511025
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Once again the six of us ordered six different meals. Each was delicious with more than enough food for all six of us to have a good portion of food. Prices were very reasonable for the amount of food we received.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Earl S
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Hidden restaurant that use to be for locals and is now filling with new customers. Service was slow but I blame short staffed. Come with an appetite because it is plenty of food. Kid friendly. Restroom were clean. Cristal beer was super cold.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ggarcia2015
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

I loved the food, the price, and the atmosphere of the place. The entire experience was good. The prices are incredibly cheap, as you can imagine. the service is extremely slow. That being said, eating and enjoying the Cuban heat can't be beat, so sit...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank KevinA206
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Great Cuban restaurant with lots of outdoor sitting ! Must visit ice ream place after meal , hard to find such good ice ream in Havana!

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank F7621REjoeg
Reviewed 4 March 2017

As soon as you walk in your mouth begins to water. The smell of the meat grilling is intoxicating. I think the best dish is the grilled 1/2 chicken (pollo). I ordered the pork, it had a great flavor but I felt it was too...More

Date of visit: February 2017
1  Thank Monica T
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We were invited to have dinner in Palenque by our local friends. At first, we were surprised because the restaurant was very nice and big and the atmosphere was great. However, food wasn't very good. Tips: don't ask for piña colada in Palenque because they...More

Date of visit: October 2016
1  Thank truongt323
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

It's the Cuban way.....if it is good fix it!!! Used to have huge portions & you pick and choose what you want. Now it comes as a combo plate. And for more money! Pork is still good though...

Date of visit: December 2015
1  Thank James C
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

Made up of a half a dozen restaurants serving different types of food to cover all tastes except probably vegetarian. The 'Italian' ice cream parlor is a must. A scoop for a CUC - delicious.

Date of visit: August 2015
1  Thank RobbyStarykon
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

I went with my wife for a dinner. The steak was sumptuous and then I started eating the salad. Basically a lump of soil filled my mouth. This was not just a small piece, it was a big one. Definitely the people apologised and offered...More

Date of visit: December 2015
1  Thank aa_19hotmail
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