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Calle Mercaderes No. 208, Havana, Cuba
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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved the ambiance of this restaurant - looks like a ruin bar as the centre of the restaurant is open to the elements and there are wonderful old printing machines decorating the spaces. Food was pleasant and after a few weeks of food that was often the same (don't fancy any more ham and cheese sandwiches for lunch) it... More 

Thank Deryn
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch one day, not in a rush which was lucky as took a while to get food. Did taste good though and good value. Chairs were wooden and quite uncomfortable so couldn't sit back and relax.

Thank Becks262
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good meal here, and the service was very efficient and friendly. However, the seats were so uncomfortable that we left as soon as we had finished our main course rather than ordering coffee and dessert.

Thank MrsAnon2014
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is kind of a go-to place when I'm around this part of the city in and around lunchtime. It's not the best restaurant in the city and chances are you're not going to rave about the food after eating here but for a state run restaurant (Habaguanex) it's not bad....and it's located steps away from one of my favourite... More 

Thank Cubanoboy
Luang Prabang, Laos
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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

A modern restaurant in a converted printing works. Large internal courtyard garden and a lot of windows with views onto the street. Classy menu with regular Cuban favourites and extensive drinks list. Worth booking for dinner during the high season although walk-in lunch should not be a problem. May have to wait at the bar till a table is vacated.

Thank John T
Quebec City, Canada
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Contrary to recent reviews I had a very nice experience at this restaurant. We popped in without knowing anything about the place for a late lunch. I had langoustine with some very tasty accompaniments. Perhaps a bit overcooked as another reviewer mentioned but still quite good. My husband had a simple chicken salad which was apparently underwhelming. I didn't taste... More 

Thank eek9
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Food wasn't very good. All the fish, lobster were over cooked and the rest were cold. Service was ok......

Thank CMDow
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The service was terrible, it took two attempts to get a drink from two different waiters who had no interest at all. The food took a very long time to come out & when it did it was not worth the wait, the cream of veg soup tasted of the tinned Heinz variety... The beans and chorizo however was good.... More 

Thank Lesley R
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Havana restaurants seem to be either very pricey or very basic. This one is both reasonable and has amazing food. Can't recommend highly enough ..

Thank Amanda_B145
Breda, The Netherlands
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A really good restaurant in an amazing building. The food is excellent and the portions are royal (if you are really hungry take the pasta, it's a mountain :-)). I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for a good meal in Havana.

Thank JellevN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mercaderes No. 208, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 864-9581
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?