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El Aljibe

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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
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Calle 7ma | Miramar, Playa, Havana 10400, Cuba
5372044233
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11:59 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:59 - 23:00
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Paris, France
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The main dish at this place is the soft, delicious chicken, which comes with lots of a secret sauce which is unbeatable. On the side, excellent rice and beans. Great place for a satisfying meal.

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119 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ok so don't be put off by the title to this review- fact is that El Aljibe is a perfect example of what can be done when you perfect the cooking of simple ingredients with the love and care that would usually be accompanied by Michelin stars. To start off with the roasted chicken is so juicy and succulent it... More 

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Basking Ridge
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302 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lucky enough to take a short trip to Cuba where we found beautiful people and amazing experiences! For lunch one day, it was recommended that we go to El Aljibe, an outdoor, but covered restaurant in the formerly upscale elegant area called Miramar. Lots of gorgeous mansions that have been "converted" to multi-family residences. Our restaurant was very large and... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read about this place, wanted to go, managed to tag along with a group -- Dinner was 14 CUC pp (not including drinks and dessert) which seemed good value for family-style apparently all you can eat bread and butter, salad, fries, tostones, croquettes and wings plus super-moist and delicious chicken with rice and thick soupy black beans. Sangria... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a 9 day trip to Cuba, this is the first place our tour group ate lunch, and in retrospect, it had the best chicken, tender and moist and with a great lemony sauce. Also, the black beans and rice were pretty tasty, compared to the usual dry and bland rice and beans we got elsewhere on this trip. The... More 

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El Aljibe Resta... C, Gestora de Ventas at El Aljibe, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por comentar su experiencia en nuestro restaurante, nos complace saber su opinión sobre la comida y el servicio... More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was really good; we had the famous roast chicken and it was really tasty. That being said, it was pretty predictable. It is a large, attractive venue, seemingly set up for large groups (i.e. tour buses) but the night we were there it was not busy. We were staying in the Miramar area, so it was quite... More 

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Muchas gracias por su opinión, nos complace saber que tuvo una experiencia agradable en nuestro restaurante. Generalmente contamos con la... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

need to eat chicken here, was good, slow service but all in all acceptable its worth being there. nice decor, very authentic ambiance.

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Muchas gracias por compartir su experiencia. Su opinión la tendremos en cuenta para la mejora del servicio. More 

Southold, New York
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297 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Family style authentic Cuban dining. Traditional salads, chicken, pork, fish, beans and rice. Full bar. The area is an open garden with big beams, giant wood tables and grassy roof giving a true Caribbean feel. The staff were attentive and kept us well fed and hydrated.

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Muchas gracias por sus comentarios, nos place saber que le brindamos una agradable experiencia durante su estancia en el restaurante. More 

Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the only restaurant that I earmarked as wanting to dine at before we left home. The decor is truly breathtaking but that's where the positive superlatives stop. The heavily promoted roast chicken was good but not extraordinary. The portions were absolutely massive but not great. The service was patchy. It seems like a stop for the cruise/tour bus... More 

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El Aljibe Resta... C, Gestora de Ventas at El Aljibe, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por transmitir su experiencia. Apreciamos su opinión y la tendremos en cuenta para mejorar el servicio que ofertamos. More 

Ames, Iowa
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This restaurant bills itself as having the best chicken in Cuba and from my experience here, I am in no mood to argue. I was on a tour (with Insight Cuba) and therefore had no choice as to restaurants (except for one meal on our own), and of the places we were taken to, this meal was the only unqualified... More 

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Muchas gracias por reflejar los detalles de su visita a nuestro restaurante. Su opinión es muy valiosa para nosotros y... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:59 - 23:00
Monday
11:59 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:59 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:59 - 23:00
Thursday
11:59 - 23:00
Friday
11:59 - 23:00
Saturday
11:59 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 7ma | Miramar, Playa, Havana 10400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 5372044233

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