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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Full Bar, Live Music
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Reviewed 8 January 2021

We called here for drinks whilst visiting Havana and the cocktails were very nice. I had Pina Colada and a lemon Daquiri very nice.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 15 November 2019

Delightful setting in Cathedral Square and although I had read recommendations that it was a romantic place for dinner, it was a disaster. Admittedly I don’t eat meat, which makes dining in Cuba quite difficult (if you don’t want repetitive options) but I chose a...sharing platter which only had one item I could not eat (which my husband could) and told the serving staff I did not eat meat. When the platter came, I asked which was the meat item and was told everything but one thing was. When I said that I chose this platter as I could eat most of it, I was told that the things that were meant to be on the platter were not available so they substituted them. When I explained again I did not eat meat they brought me a plate of chips instead. We left the restaurant so cannot comment on the food but can comment that whilst we understand that things may need to be substituted where there are shortages in Cuba, there was no concept of explaining the situation to the diner. And, I speak pretty good Spanish so there was no issue of misunderstanding.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 November 2019

Lovely restaurant with good list of local and not local tasty food. For sure if the time is right you may sit outside and look at the life at the plaza.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2019

How many times have i visited to there since 1996? Cannot count! Love the place and I used to enjoy music with so yummy dishes every time. Also nowadays, almost people can use the net for getting many information of what do they wanna know....But in 1996, I used to get to know many tourisits from all over the world in this place. Still taking contact with some of them by exchanging letters or e-mail. So this is very special place to me. Amor.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2019

nice place, good services, live music, the waiters was very gentle the price for drink and food was accepted

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 17 September 2019

Just look around for a few minutes when you are at the Plaza de la Cathedral. It was builded before the cathedral.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

The food is really mediocre and the service matches this. Really nice building and great location, but unfortunately a great disappointment when it comes to kitchen

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 18 August 2019

Had a day in Havana,we went to Plaza de la Catedral and sat on the patio having drinks and just people watching,a trio were playing Cuban music and a great place to just watch people The bottom fell out of my Daughters glass for no...apparent reason,the drink was immediately replaced,but what a laugh! In all my years in Bars and Restaurants I have never seen the bottom fall out of a glass,my Daughter still had hold of the top half. Drinks were reasonably priced and just what you need,Havana is very hot and humid in JulyMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 10 March 2019

The food was ok The service was ok The ambiance and music were good the food is pretty typico - bean rice protein the service was as expected - not great not horrible ambivalent

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 15 February 2019

We went here because of the location and were disappointed. The server did not get the order correct and we were one meal short. We ordered bread and there was none and this was the only restaurant we encountered this. The food we did get...was average. The drinks were good but it is hard to mess with canned beer. The bathroom was typical for Havana which means no towels or supplies.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 9 February 2019

They were out of several items (not unexpected in Cuba). Interesting presentations, good service. Will go back!

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019

sat outside at this bar\restaurant on a very warm afternoon a few days ago .. sat and had some mojito's and frozen daquiaris (my favourite) and did some people watching (cruise ships were in and the plaza itself very busy). all at a very reasonable...price as well and a good hour or so well spent. we went back on our last day to visit the cathedral and decided to stop and have some lunch .. they put us just inside as the patio was full, we were the only ones sat in here with people milling in and out to use the toilets and generally have a look at the internal fountain ! .. the menu is very limited and we only wanted a sandwich but we waited over 40 mins for a coffee and beer and nearly an hour before 2 cheese and ham sandwiches turned up .. a bun with processed cheese and slice of ham .. one of the plates managed a piece of lettuce garnish .. I had wanted to walk out earlier but we waited .. do not eat here .. choose somewhere else there are plenty of greats bars and eats within minutes of this place ... staff are just plain ignorant in this place when it comes to food service (lovely young man waiting on though on both days was the only one showed any interest or conversation) ..More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2019

With so many good restaurants around the cathedral square, I really regret having spent my time and my money on this place. The food is not too bad, to be honest, but the service is something I had never seen in my life. It's very...touristic and for this reason the waiting staff simply don't care about doing a good job. There were so many problems during my lunch that I would spend too much time here describing them one by one. It's that kind of bad experience that really harms your day, do you know what I mean? And all the other customers around me looked very unhappy with their experience as well. Don't waste your time there. Walk 2/3 minutes in any direction and you'll find much better places with better food, better service and better prices.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 January 2019

It was nice to sit outside and sip my Cristal beer watching the people go by the cathedral. The food was decent but watch out for the stray cats. They can be aggressive. The service was slow and at the end, the waitress complained to...me about the amount of tip.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 29 December 2018

We were four adults and each of us ordered a different meal. Once we got the food, three of the meals were about the same, just slightly differently plated, and it was not as described on the menu. Service was slow but an obligatory 18%...of service fee was added on the check. The worst part was that we couldn't finish our meal as the street cats were begging food and jumping onto our laps. The worst restaurant experience ever.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Yes by phone and I recommend it for large groups. The front porch or upstairs by a window is nice but this is a state owned restaurant and the food is very so so. around the corner is the tiny pleader Dona Eutemia which has... More
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