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“Great food”

Paladar Los Mercaderes
Ranked #21 of 790 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$34
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our restaurant is located in the center of OLD HAVANA in a beautifully renovated colonial house built circa 1890. It has 2 salons, each with unique decorations, fabulous furnishings and signature tiles. There are also frescos from 1905 on all of the walls which brings an added facet to the style of the restaurant. Our beautiful interior hanging garden adds an enticing and pleasant ambience to your dining experience. Please join our family restaurant and enjoy fabulous Cuban food plus some international food , friendly service, great beverages and all the best of old Havana.
Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We came here by accident and loved it! We tried the 10-cuc lunch menu. International influences, nice service, great ambiance.

Visited July 2014
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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“A classy place”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

A privately owned restaurant. It is upstairs in the old town giving a view over the busy street below. Very clean. Good food. reasonably priced and it had a live duo playing local music whilst we ate. A nice experience and would recommend it to other "Trippers". Not as good as the San Cristobal which is exceptionable but still very good

Visited May 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
“The New Face of Cuba - On A Plate !!”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This restaurant is situated virtually opposite the Hotel Conde Villanueva, in the Old Town.
It is an elegant building which has been restored, and is beautiful inside and out.

The major difference in this restaurant, is the age of the people serving and I imagine cooking.
They are early 20's, to mid late 20's.
The service that is offered, together with a great selection off the menu is fantastic.
I wont say what we had, as I would encourage you to find this place and experience it for yourself.
They have pride in what they do and how they do it. This bodes them well for the future, and makes a massive difference to the service you will get in other places.
The efforts that the owner, Jamil, has made are brilliant, and I hope to visit again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Liverpool
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fantastic service and quality food”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Having missed our original reservation due to flight delays I am so glad we made a point of visiting not one but twice. From the young musicians who are so passionate to the very personable owner, we had two fantastic evenings. The attentive service, although never intrusive is superb and he food truly unique quality in Havana I cannot recommend this place highly enough!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great food, great music and great service. The full package”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Nestled in the heart of old Havana this Restuarant is a breath of fresh air. Upstairs in a very well restored beautiful 19th century building the Resturant preserves old Havana charm with modern day service. What hits you first is the exquisite music coming from the two musicians (always a violinist and a guitarist) playing from the balcony. They will play until the last person leaves. The food is very well prepared and fresh. The wine list is extensive. The owner Yamil has a policy with his staff that his Restuarant must provide the very best in Havana and second best is just not an option. It shows. They are all very passionate and strive to ensure that you want to return next day.
Reading all this you will think it is expensive. Sure you can spend a lot on the wine if you want but the meals are very reasonably priced and the beer as cheap as everywhere else in Cuba.
Here's a tip. Get a table where you can see the musicians. If only two of you they will let you sit at a 4 seat table.

  • Visited July 2014
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