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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
11:59 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:59 - 23:00
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a stop when I am in Havana, especially with groups of 5 to 15 people. Beautiful atmosphere and consistently good all you can eat family style food, especially their famous chicken. El Aljibe has an excellent wine cellar (ask to go in) and the prices are hard to beat. Plus the attached cigar shop is my favorite in all... More 

1 Thank Daniel W
Washington, New Jersey
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were with about 25 people and were seated promptly. The food was good and they do accommodate for vegetarians. Nice atmosphere as the space is open air. It was good but not one of my favorites as there are so many great restaurants in Cuba.

Thank Maria C
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant with a group of eight people. The opening dish was aljibe which is a local soup with root vegetables, corn, broth, and chicken or pork. Very good. Following that we had chicken with beans and rice, and finished with a rice pudding. The mojitos were also very good. A great place to go to experience... More 

Thank Sstagnit
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Cuba is in my opinion not that good when it comes to gastronomy. This place is however, an exception. It specializes in chicken and black beans, but can replace the chicken with omelet for veggies + Unlimited rice and black beans.

Thank Aron S
New York City, New York
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Under a thatched roof with large ceiling fans and open to the air is a collection of of long tables that form an unassuming restaurant. The crispy skinned chicken is the best in Cuba--- moist and flavorful. All the traditional sides were great, especially the plantain chips. Desert was also delish. All in all a meal not to be missed.

Thank MeSoko
Spokane, Washington
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Stopped here with a group for lunch. Service good& food was tasty Cuban cuisine. The staff was a bit overwhelmed but did a good job for the most part. Some items were "family style"& Shared food with group, little skimpy. Really liked the setting in the tropical veranda & live music was a nice touch as well.

Thank MaryAnn C
Topeka, Kansas
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244 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our very large group of 29 people had reservations, so we were seated as soon as we arrived. This restaurant is able to manage multiple large groups all at the same time. The interior is very clean. The tables are under a thatch roof with open walls. Customers sit at comfortable large wooden tables and chairs. The restaurant specializes in... More 

Thank KSMeadowlark
Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We were told this was a most go. The chicken was good, but would not be in my top 3 places to go. It is family style and they had wandering musicians which was a nice touch. If you like low key and family style you will like this choice.

Thank jencampiondaly
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

It was our last night in Havana and our group was at 24. We had reservations and were seated right when we arrived. Of course we all ordered the family style chicken and it was all we had hoped for. The food service music was great! I feel this is a must when in Hanana

Thank John F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Served family style with black beans & rice, the roasted chicken in secret sauce can't be beat. Very tasty and served all you can eat for one price. Enjoy this classic traditional family style meal in the open air, palapa like structure. Service is slow but just know you are on island time ~ Make sure and visit the smoke... More 

Thank Patti K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, 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, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
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?