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Bar Monserrate

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Monserrate No. 401 | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8609761
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another person who stumbled in. Wife and I were looking for lunch and a beer. Walked into this place and immediately felt like we were on the set of some old Bogart movie. Lunch was fine, atmosphere was part families, part locals, part tourists. Enjoyed the scene! Got home and found it listed in the "100 Best Bar in the... More 

Thank TheSnite
New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled across this old bar whilst following the sound of salsa . This little place often has a band striking up a few tunes and is a great place to escape the midday heat whilst sipping away at a few rum laden cocktails. Good choice of drinks and bites.

Thank Mag499
Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happened to get lost and was starving so I parked here for a refresher. The service was excellent and the food tasty. Enjoyed the music very much. Good place that was away from the crowds on Obisbo and quite relaxing.

Thank Sadielady947
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Spent a great evening here on 14 March 2017. Musicians delivered perfect Havana rhythms, the smoked salmon snack meal was truly first-rate and they know how to mix a perfect gin and tonic. The two men doing front-of house serving were very welcoming and had a good sense of fun. In fact, all the bar staff seemed to be having... More 

Thank Bernadette K
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We visited Monserrate every night on our visit to Havana. While it is in a tourist area, it does not feel like a tourist trap. A variety of local beers, Bucanero, Cristal, Presidente were always available. The mojitos and daiquiris were inexpensive and excellent. They also have a nice selection of rums. Live Cuban music was always playing and the... More 

Thank Wade P
Orlando, Florida
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We heard the song "Yesterday" - live and we left the bar across the street and came to this bar. The band is called Santiago de Cuba! Great energy, diverse cultures enjoying the bar/music/food. The food was great and inexpensive. We went back 2 days later and the band recognized us. They even allow the boyfriend to play the congas... More 

Mazatlan, Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I go almost nightly, and sometimes during the day for a Mojito, food is OK and VERY CHEAP, a complete meal (fish, pork or beef) 5 or 6 CuC! Not the best in the world, but good enough. Drinks are a little high priced, but the atmosphere great. People watching is second to none at this spot, out the open... More 

Thank DirkVanErp
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329 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a great place to spend an evening listening to live music, drinking beer and eating. We had the ropa vieja and realyy enjoyed it. The service was indifferent but don't let that put you off. A bustling place which was always full so table sharing was the norm so you may make new friends.

Thank LondonNefertiti
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Always have live music going and fair beer prices. Make sure you check your bill for extra beers :) They also have draught beer with is rare in Cuba.

Thank Cedars1974
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514 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We stumbled across this restaurant as all the other restaurants we went to ran out of food. The loud music lewered us here and we were very happy with it. The food was very good (comparing this to other Havana food) and the music was great. I would come back here again.

Thank Luke K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, Cuban, Caribbean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monserrate No. 401 | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8609761

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?