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“Great surpsise”
Review of El Templete

El Templete
Ranked #152 of 858 Restaurants in Havana
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: El Templete is a bayside restaurant. This restaurant is named ofter neighboring landmark built in 1928 that marks the spot where the settlement of San Cristóbal de la habana was founded in 1519. Originally opened sometimes between 1928 and 1931, it was the second restaurant in the city to have this name, and soon became the favorite of sailors, ahip captains and port pilots. Known since the 1950s as ¨The house of shellfish and international cuisine¨it was famous for its lobsters, shrimps, prawn, clams and delicious paellas, served while customers took in the splendid view of Havana.Today, El Templete revives its seafering tradition in the same atmosphere and continues serving delicious dishes prepared by its excellent Spanish Chef.Past and present come togetherto offer us first-class service and a wide variety of dishes to choose from.
Reviewed 6 November 2013

El Templete is located at the port area in old Havana and is famous among tourists. The restaurant makes up to it's fame and serves great food. That's where I met the "fideua".

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Thank Pascarella
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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Templete, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013
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Estimada cliente:
Gracias por la referencia que comenta en el sitio acerca de nuestro restaurante. Para nostros es un inmenso placer conocer su satisfacción con la comida de la casa y en especial con el Fideua, un plato representativo de nuestra carta y que felizmente ha sido de su agrado. Esperamos que nos visite siempre que decida volver a Cuba

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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We had three nights in Havana before the rest of a fortnight break in a resort and had a handful of restaurant recommendations - this amongst them.

The fish dishes were excellent - especially the Special Platter which was very big and very fresh. My wife's still talking about the Lobster three weeks later!

The service was very friendly and at 25-30CUC (£12-£19) the main meals were great value by UK standards and even by the Paladar we ate in one night. The drinks too were reasonably priced with very generous measures - no skimping on the Havana Club!

If you're lucky enough to be in the city, you'll enjoy this place.

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Thank Peter M
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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Templete, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013
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Estimado Señor:
Recibimos con mucho placer la opinión que publicó en el sitio Tripadvisor sobre nuestro restaurante. Estamos muy complacidos con sus criterios favorables y nos agrada que se haya sentido a gusto con nuestra oferta. Nos parecen muy interesantes sus comentarios sobre la relación calidad-precio porque es realmente esta relación lo que marca la diferencia de la casa y nos esforzamos mucho para que los clientes valoren la correlación de la oferta con el precio de los platos. Que alegría conocer que todavía recuerda nuestra langosta lo que nos confirma su satisfacción por la misma. Lo esperamos siempre de regreso cuando decida volver a visitarnos

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Reviewed 5 November 2013

We went to Havana and stayed in the city for the week and we found that there was never a shortage of places to eat. Despite that, we came ate at this place twice, the food is excellent. It's government run so the prices are reasonable even though it's in the LP and the service is just what you'd expect a good restaurant. Inside is air conditioned but outside you get to see the harbour and at night it is pleasantly cool.

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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Templete, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2013
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Estimado Señor:
Gracias por las opiniones favorables de nuestro restaurante que ha decidido publicar en el sitio para compartir con los visitantes del mismo. Nos sentimos complacidos de que nuestra oferta y servicio haya sido de su agrado y que nos haya visitado en más de una ocasión durante su estancia en La Habana. Esperamos que siempre que visite Cuba tenga la oportunidad de volver a nuestra casa.

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Reviewed 25 October 2013

A group of us had dinner at this restaurant the last night of our stay in Cuba. The service as well as the food was very good. I don't know the cost of the meals as it was part of our package. If I were to return, I would definitely eat there again.

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Thank BarbarellaBoston
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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Templete, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2013
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Estimado cliente:
Gracias por publicar en Tripadvisor una opinión tan positiva de nuestro restaurante. Nos complace mucho que a pesar de habernos visitado como parte de un grupo y con un menú dirigido se haya sentido complacido y le haya gustado la oferta. Lo invitamos a que nos visite nuevamente y tenga el placer de degustar otros platos de la casa, siempre será bienvenido.

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

Definitely one of the best restaurants in the old city. Great fresh seafood, plated beautifully. The outdoor patio overlooks the Malécon, spacious and nicely decorated. The prices are reasonable - we ate at far worse restaurants in the city which charged the same prices. The service is also exceptional, quick & very attentive. We went back several times.

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Thank MmmmmTraveler
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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Templete, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2013
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Estimado Señor:
El equipo de dirección del restaurante le agradece por la publicación que usted ha decidido compartir con los visitantes del sitio Tripadvisor. Estamos muy felices y complacidos por la consideración y referencia que hace de nuestro sitio. Gracias por regresar y recomendarnos, esperamos que siempre nos visite

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