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“My favorite restaurant in el Vedado!!”

Restaurante Paladar Decameron
Ranked #37 of 785 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: Cuban, Caribbean, Fusion, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Cuban cuisine, fusioned with the best selection of internacionals dishes.
Miami, Florida
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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“My favorite restaurant in el Vedado!!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I was in Havana for 10 days in June and ate there 6 times! Tried it for lunches and dinners and had great food and excellent service each time. I took my family there one day for lunch 10 people and everyone loved it.

  • Visited June 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“A must go if you're visiting Havana”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

This is a top eatery full-stop but given its in Havana (where food quality in my experience really did vary) this is a great place for delicious, authentic-tasting food.

I ordered white fish which was very generously portioned and seasoned beautifully. It was served with a few vegetables and I had (home cut) chips which were equally delicious. My friend's meal was the stand out one however. It was a huge bowl of the tastiest soup with lots and lots of different types of fish chunks. We were both very content with our meals, the polite and efficient service and the lovely interior (although be warned it doesn't look all that great on the outside!)

  • Visited July 2014
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Belvedere, Kent
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144 reviews
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“Clock this place”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Many reviews of eating places in Cuba include a reminder that "well this is Cuba" - so don't expect too much. Things are changing and no doubt good food will become more available soon. But excellent food is here now, being served at The Decameron - an intimate and welcoming establishment five minutes walk from the Melia Cohiba and it's standard buffet grub. A neon sign guides you in the final 50 metres and a press on the doorbell brings a hospitable "Hola." The Rough Guide describes the ropa vieja as amongst the best in Havana - tasty and tender it was too and well presented; al dente roasted veg good. Beef in Cuba is generally not good but the shredding and slow cooking worked wonders. Mrs B's shrimp was plentiful and flavoursome - and too plentiful for the good lady. Surprisingly, the wine here , and throughout the country, is reasonably priced. Well without the 70% tax and profiteering of UK restaurants it would be, wouldn't it. Our best meal in Cuba. Go there.

  • Visited May 2014
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews
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“One of the best in Havana!”
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We ate at all possible paladars in Havana and Decameron is by far one the best. By husband who is mostly a vegetarian enjoyed their chicken so much that he wanted to return again and again. I ate the lobsters which were amazing. Must go is you're in Havana.

  • Visited April 2014
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Miami, Florida
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“3 in 1 !!!! Nice atmosphere, big portions and tasty food!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Located in a very nice area of Havana, this restaurant sports a beautiful decor with many antique wall clocks, it has a professional service combined with a delicious and well prepared meals and desserts which is a good combination to enjoy a perfect dinner in Havana.
Prices are a little high above average in Cuba and the lack of parking space are cons, but the overall experience is way above average for Cuban standards.

  • Visited April 2014
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