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Cafe Taberna

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Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil Teniente Rey, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8611637
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Dunkirk, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very short time to grab lunch during a busy walking tour of Old Havana and we stumbled upon Cafe Taberna. So glad we did. There were 6 of us with varied tastes and we each had outstanding choices. Best part of the meal? The SON band who entertained us very well! We even bought their CD. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lively restaurant and bar dedicated to the '50s Cuban musician and band leader Beny More. Pictures of him and other mambo acts give the place a vibrant feel. There is a very long bar which is impressively stocked. This is now purely a tourist haunt as is the surrounding area of Old Havana. If you enjoy the music of... More 

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One menu, simple and affordable. Service was great, food was excellent and music terrific. Very friendly and treated us like royals. Would highly recommend

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited just before Christmas - the multi instrumentalist band were a treat especially the drummer. The two extremely tall and thin dancers were excellent.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Managed a visit here recently whilst staying in Havana. Really great music and performers, good fun atmosphere. A group of 10 of us visited, The 3 cocktails included in the ticket price were good and service prompt. Loved the singers, dancers and musicians even got up and had a dance,

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Despite crticism this was one of the highlights of a visit to Havana. The Cafe Taberna markets itself as Buena Vista Social Club and although it is 'in the style of...'. Its never clear if any of the ensemble are actually associated with the original club of the 1940's or the subsequent 1990's band and its successors. Despite that -... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have visited this café twice now on a visit to Havana and love it here. We have not eaten so cannot comment on the food, but have had drinks while listening to the Jazz bands that entertain here and they are soooo good. Drinks are reasonably priced and you can people watch while listening to entertainment. It is just... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I would have given this 5 stars for the music but it had a cruise ship kind of feel to it. The audience was pulled up on stage randomly and that kind of attention can make me uncomfortable, plus it seemed a bit inauthentic as such. I would not hurry back there....

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The show is very nice. That s the only good thing. The food is ok and the drinks are a joke! Mojitos with 0 alcohol, place super hot to make you drink more. The staff is the most unfriendly I ve ever seen. They asked if we wanted to give them the tip before even paying!!! And they were counting... More 

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Del Mar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We just had drinks, so we can not speak for the food. But the music was FANTASTIC! Among the cast were a few "old timers" who have a gift. The dancers were great too. it all reminded me of dinner clubs from the 40s and 50s (my parents generation). I truly felt like I was on the set of an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil Teniente Rey, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8611637

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?