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Esto no es un cafe

San Ignacio No 58-A | entre O'Reilly y Empedrado, Callejon del Chorro, Plaza de la Catedral, Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 7 8625109
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ratatouille” (13 reviews)
“ropa vieja” (37 reviews)
“pollock” (8 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
San Ignacio No 58-A | entre O'Reilly y Empedrado, Callejon del Chorro, Plaza de la Catedral, Havana 10100, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was good. The crepe and sandwiches were yummy. It was lively patio, with many restaurants sharing the narrow street. There was live music too!

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide took us here and we had all had amazing meals and they made the best mojito frappe! All staff were super friendly and really patient with us. Each meal is a piece of artwork.

Thank Lexiana S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our local tour guide recommended this place as a nice spot to get lunch. It had outdoor seating that we were looking for. Menu had a nice selection of Cuban food and descriptions included English. The wait staff also spoke good English. Of the three...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Finding vegetarian food in Havana is not that easy but this place was top notch! We had the ratatouille, rice, beans, plantain chips, and a very very nice fresh salad. Oh, and the pineapple juice and service were great too!

Thank lostroptrav
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

The service was nice, the food was really good and they had something else besides rice, pizza and pasta, which is not common in Cuba. The service was also good.

Thank Alexandra M
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

lovely place .the best food and drinks i have in havana. very courteous waitres friendly and nice people. not to expensive. highly recomended.

Thank yulaine5
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Dodged the guys on the main street trying to sell their restaurants to visit this place. Sat outside and they kindly positioned their electric fan near us as it was hot. Wonderful lunch with the ropa vieja and yucca both getting high marks.

Thank FLG2312
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is the best restaurant we experienced in Havana. We first went in during the day for a quick drink. It was quite and the bartender came out to chat with us. He was so friendly and kind that we decided to come back for...More

Thank Leah H
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The best Ropa Vieja we had in all of Havana, hands down. And a lovely outside atmosphere on top of it. Definitely worth checking out!

Thank JGRosen
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a nice and friendly informal restaurant in Havana. Great ropa vieja and other local dishes, plus some originals. Service is good. I went here a few times when in Havana.

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27 April 2017|
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Response from Al M | Reviewed this property |
Just find out how far the Cathedral is from your location and that would be your answer. Not a long walk if I recall. You are very distracted looking around. Enjoy.
4 March 2017|
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Response from mayrelis p | Property representative |
Hello madame. I´m glad to provides you our receipe of Spanish Coffee: it is milk, brandy, cocoa liqueur,coffee liqueur, and chocolate. Enjoy this receipie at home.
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14 June 2016|
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Response from chuckm2003 | Reviewed this property |
It's down a small alley off the plaza de la Catedral in old Havana. Just go the square and there a several restaurants down the alley. You will see the touts by the alley but ignore them. It is on the right hand side. Nice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 11:59
12:00 - 11:59
12:00 - 11:59
12:00 - 11:59
12:00 - 11:59
12:00 - 11:59
12:00 - 11:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Ignacio No 58-A | entre O'Reilly y Empedrado, Callejon del Chorro, Plaza de la Catedral, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8625109
  • E-mail
Esto no es un cafe is a multifunctional space that relates art cooking with visual arts. Thematic dishes such as: Duchamp's Fountain, Pollock's Chicken, Christo's Fish, Klein's Blue, Broodthaers's Casserole, Lam's Third World among others, are a delicious tribute to different artists' works, who have marked a turning point in the international art history. We offer an author cuisine that combines recipes from the international cuisine with the taste of the culinary tradition from Cuba.
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