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San Cristobal Paladar

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San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
860-1705
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We didn't make a reservation and turned up in the hope they could seat us. They were too busy when we arrived, but booked us in for a couple of hours later and recommended a brilliant bar for a drink while we waited. When we returned for dinner, the staff were more than attentive. They catered for our every need.... More 

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We looked for ideas on TripAdvisor before our trip and this was close to our Casa. The quality of the food was very good and the sharing platter to start is definitely to be recommended. The menu is varied, we had just 2 glasses of red which was a Malbec. The décor is eclectic with antique clocks, mirrors and religious... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely restaurant and staff. The rooms at the restaurant are full of antiques and photos.Clearly a lot of the great and good have visited. Quality of food way above other Cuban Restaurants

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time here. The service is impeccable. The food is good. The ambiance is the real reason to come. It was terrific being in the same rooms that President Obama visited. The chef spoke with us (saw him on TV) and asked about our meal. The staff was attentive and got us a cab back to the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My mom and I had dinner at San Cristobal while in Havana. Our tour company made the reservation for us. Very unique atmosphere with clocks, religious relics, and photographs on the walls. Food was good. The staff was very nice and helpful. We even got a tour of the restaurant after dinner to see where Obama ate while he was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

our group visited San Cristobal Paladar and had a great lunch. From beginning to end, the staff made us welcome. Food was excellent- served family style for our large tour group. The decor is interesting and apparently this is one of the places President Obama , Michelle Obama and their daughters chose to eat. Highly recommend.

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Sussex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A quirky restaurant with lots of pictures and ornaments - many of a religious nature. There were several dining areas, one of which was a long wall-tiled corridor, other being small side-rooms. We ate lobster and seafood dishes which were all excellent. House wines were nice - Vina Maipo from Chile. After the meal we were offered complimentary fifteen year... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like a couple of other restaurants in Havana, this is like dining in a museum. it is comprised of a series of rooms which are beautiful in their eclecticism. The service is top notch -- both the owner and maitre d' made sure we were well taken care of. We were a group of 10 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Obama ate here so we tried it. Amazing food and service. Slightly expensive for Cuban prices but also cheap for western prices. The owner is lovely and the stuff excellent. They gave us a 15 year old rum and cigars for free! Dead lovely..

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Compared to other meals in Habana this was very expensive. Of course, everything is relative when dining in Cuba ... We tried the variety of Cuban starters and enjoyed a variety of typical Cuban main courses. A great way to discover so many delicious treats! You definitely want to make a reservation. Since the Obamas had dinner there the place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 860-1705

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