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“How can people like this place? It is a scam!”

Las Marias Restaurant & Grill
Ranked #500 of 860 Restaurants in Havana
Price range: US$4 - US$16
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: It is a small and cozy place to enjoy wonderful Creole grilled preparations of Cuban and international food and many cocktails. The three generations of Marías, who have made a whole culinary tradition of this family restaurant, welcome their visitors with an amazing meal, a kind service and very attractive prices. Las Marías is a place you can’t miss if you like to enjoy the seasoning of Cuba along with family or friends, or just making special those eveningsyou want to turn into a different experience.
Reviewed 29 August 2012

I can't understand how this place got this good ranking. This is a scam. We were taken to this place by a Taxi driver. When we looked at the place it seemed nice with a nice bar and tables (I guess they earn a lot of money by scamming people). The waiter/owner look rich with nice jewelry and braces.

I think they have two menus cause they least expensive dish was chicken that costed 15 pesos and it was dry. There is nothing good to say about this place. When the owner noticed that we understood that this was a scam she turned the volume down on the TV and said that the neighbors will get mad (the time was around 0930). Prices in the best and well known restaurants in town is cheaper and the food is much better.

Conclusion: Only go to this place if you like paying overprice to people that are taking advantage of tourists.

Stay away! If someone takes you to this place leave as fast as you can!

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2  Thank Marcus H
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Reviewed 28 August 2012

We were taken there by a taxi driver from our hotel, they probably paid him to take people there. At first sight, looked nice, there were only two other people there, who told us they were taken by the same taxi driver. We ordered a Mojito and the price on the menu said was 3 CUC but the waitress told us the prices had changed that day, and it costed 5 CUC (Around 6 dollars). When we looked at the food menu we were shocked by the prices. Nothing was below 15 CUC and the cheapest thing was an appetizer. We ordered a shrimp cocktail and a grilled chicken, both were far beyond horrendous. The chicken seemed to be old and dry and the cocktail was the size of a tequila shot and it was simply awful, the shrimps were old, chewy, dry and tasteless. Nothing tasted good, the only good thing for us were the rice and beans, but it was our first meal in Cuba, so next days we found out they were bad too, because we tried way better rice in other restaurants and for a cheaper price. We paid over 60 dollars for what i would call the worst meal ever, and when the waitress asked us if we wanted something more and we said no, she started having a bad attitude and the strangest thing was that she came and told us 5 min later that our taxi driver was outside, who wasn't suppose to arrive until 30 min later. DON'T GO THERE!!! EVEN IF THEY PAY YOU... By the way, it was the most expensive Mojito in the whole Habana.

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2  Thank Carolina V
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

The food is amazing. The service is fantastic. The owners made us feel right at home. Prices are reasonable. Great experience for first time Cuba travelers but also for repeat customers as well. My family, including two young children, have eaten there many times during three different vacations. An oasis in the middle of busy, crowded Habana.

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1  Thank natyrev
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

The place is very nice: outdoors, nicely decorated with lucious plants and flowers. The food however is tastless and surely you can eat better at a fraction of the price (about 20$/dish). Service is awfully slow.

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1  Thank agozar1
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

The food was fine but the service a little slow and servers not prepared and losted

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