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El Patio

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Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8618504
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a place with such a great location, the food was less than mediocre. It lacked flavor and both the pork and the beef that my husband and I ordered was tough. This place could be great, but there's definitely a lack of quality in terms of the food. I would recommend if all you're interested in is dining in... More 

Thank Adi V
New York
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I am surprised with so negative feedback. I had drinks and appetizers twice. I really like their mojitos and appetizers. The service was friendly and fast. The place is in a great location. Wonderful breeze while seating. Prices are lower than Bodeguita Del medio

Thank evbruni
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

With pleasant outdoor shaded area overlooking the cathedral, it's in a great location. Alas VERY slow service and disinterested staff. It seems quiet compared to the other venues in the old town, and it's clearly quiet for a reason.

Thank nick164
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is one of those restaurants that are perfectly placed in the best possible spot. In Plaza de la Catedral, with the sun protection provided by arcade (and it is almost enough) and listening to real good Cuban musicians, the experience is great. The food does not reduce the experience.

Thank pedro g
Lausanne, Switzerland
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The worst restaurant and the most expensive (cuban paradox, isn't it?) we had in our stay. If it isn't too late, don't go there! If you're seated, just take a bottle of water and run away!

1 Thank raphaelsantoro
Rome, Italy
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184 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Breath-taking and romantic location, this restaurant, that belongs to the Gov. , is in the city center in Plaza de la Catedral. We had dinner under old and beautiful arches having the opportunity to eat good food enjoying at the same time the view on some old colonial building and being in front of the old cathedral. Generous choice of... More 

1 Thank Nanni C
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Stopped here for a late morning drink. The restaurant sits on the side of the Piaza with the Havana Cathedral. It was pleasant watching all the activity and nice view of the Cathedral. The service was slow and unfriendly but as we only had drinks it did not matter.

2 Thank Ray P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The resaurant is is an excellent position but has stange ceramic plates on the table. Waitresses have scam to serve small bread items at 4 CUCs although not ordered. we had two lots - refused to pay. ordered tenderloin of pork assumed fresh, but looks like the pig died on its feet three weeks earlier. Ate some and had bad... More 

1 Thank Excavoo8
Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

A café in Plaza de la Catedral. Stopped off for cappuccinos but they didn’t have any milk, so we left.

1 Thank PollyMurdoch
Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

We visited El patio restaurant located in the plaza of the cathedral in Havana cuba. Very disappointed with the service, not to mention the quality of the food and the high prices..A total rip off. . Been a place recognized internationally I expected to be something else. I'm not planning to go back there next time im in the area... More 

1 Thank Rogelio G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuban, Caribbean, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8618504

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