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“no service, no meal, no bueno!!!”
Review of Vieja Habana

Vieja Habana
Ranked #643 of 1,005 Restaurants in Panama City
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours
Description: Es un bar estilo cubano ubicado en el Casco Antiguo, hermano menor de Cafe Habana en Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Guarda la magia de Cuba en cada rincon. Su musica, platos tipicos y arte provenientes de la isla, hipnotiza con encanto a todo aquel que la conoce.Todo tipo de cocteles se ha preparado cuidadosamente al igual que las letras de las canciones, que transmiten sensaciones indescriptibles como ver un atardecer en la isla, su olor a mar y a tierra. Todos los elementos de la Vieja Habana estan presentes: los cuadros pintados por artistas locales traen todo el son cubano y la musica vibrando en cada pincelada.Los platos tipicos cubanos enamoran el paladar y te trasladan sin saberlo a la Habana dejandote con las ganas de volver. Encontraras los mejores Puros Cubanos, la seleccion de rones mas completa de Panama, el son y el arte de aquellos que desde la isla aprecian el horizonte desde lejos.
Memphis, Tennessee
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“no service, no meal, no bueno!!!”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

not sure to what place the other visitors are refering the Vieja Habana that we TRIED to eat at tonight was nothing but disappointing...I even called to ask if they were serving and they said yes come on---we arrived at 8:30, four of us, no one came to greet us, the music was extremely loud, five people at the bar drinking and chatting with the servers with a few others outside standing...we waited five minutes and my husband went to go ask a question of the bartender lady only to be ignored..so we left.. in no way should one waste the walk or the drive to go here as you will get no service unless you are under 30 yrs of age and beautiful...change the name from Vieja Habana to Maleducada Habana

  • Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Cuban Dive”
Reviewed 28 November 2012

This was the most atmospheric spot I found in Casco Viejo. If you like a great dive, this place is for you. Frequented by locals and tourists, the drinks are stellar and the limited menu is solid. Excellent prices.

Be nice. Leave a good tip.

Visited November 2012
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Ellwangen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A wonderful piece of Cuba”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Vieja Habana is located in Panama's historical center Casco Viejo and offers a wonderful small piece of Havana. Great music, delicious Mojitos, a wonderful experience! The interior decoration brings back memories of Havana easily. So if you miss Cuba and you are in Panama City, spend some time in Habana Vieja, enjoy a drink or two (maybe with live music every Friday evening) and you will feel like sitting in the streets of Old Havana.

Visited February 2012
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