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“Experiencing something really special!”
Review of Cafe Taberna

Cafe Taberna
Ranked #230 of 820 Restaurants in Havana
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We booked here for my husbands 60th birthday celebration. We had the package of
Dinner and drinks. We waited outside and were escorted in at 8:30pm. We were seated
Right in the front of the stage. The food was not tops but we were here for the music.
What a lovely night. The Buena Vista club members still perform. The music was fabulous.
All the members of the musicians were so so talented. The dancers were mind blowing.
We were sat near a window, and all night people were peering over our shoulders from outside.
We knew we were experiencing something very special. A night that will hold a very happy
Memory for more than one reason.

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We went to the Café Taberna one evening for dinner and to see the Bueno Vista Social Club band, which had we had seen these the previous evening at the Hotel National de Cuba we thought we would be disappointed, however this band contained differing original band members.

Again we were not disappointed with the performance.

I would recommend anyone visiting Havana trying to see the Bueno Vista Social Club for an example of traditional Cuban music.

1  Thank KEW1953
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

We didn't eat here so I can't comment on the food but we had an amazing evening drinking Mohitos, listening to fantastic music and dancing the night away! Several of the original Buena Vista Social Club members still perform here alongside many other talented musicians and singers who really engage with their audience and the atmosphere was brilliant! By the end of the evening everyone was up dancing having a great time! A wonderful end to our time in Cuba!

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2  Thank Ros H
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Cafe Taberna has wonderful music at lunchtime and at dinnertime. We went there for lunch. I danced with the professional
dancer to enjoy a superb salsa experience. Reservations are needed for both lunch and dinner. The food was great.
At night we went to see the Buena Vista Social Club. The rhythms, the horns, the singers, the dancers, were full of vibrant
excellence. Our hearts felt full and enriched by being in the presence of such great artists. We went to the Taberna at
night for drinks.

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1  Thank Supriya S
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

This is a magical place.. in the evening there's a dinner or drinks 'package' that includes 'hip swaying' traditional Cuban Music Cabaret provided by members of the Buena Vista Social Club..There must be about 16 - 2 musicians, singers and superb salsa dancers on stage!!.. We didn't eat there.. we feasted on the atmosphere and the music provided by the happiest and most talented musicians and singers in Havana.. And enjoyed joining in the carnival atmosphere, dancing as the night went on.. Everyone was up on their feet.. and the Bar Staff were amazing at serving and dancing!! We had two mojitos included in the 30 CUC entrance fee..(you can't pay at the door.. you need to book in advance at your hotel or with your rep for the evenings).. We loved it so much we went at lunch time too.. again for a drink.. some were having lunch.. and yet again there's wonderful music and dancing.. no entrance fee.. we just asked politely if it was possible to have a drink at the bar.. It's much quieter at lunch time.. which means it's like having your own private show!! And the Staff are just Brilliant!!

3  Thank HallLakeDistrict
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