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“Chicken can be a gasto experience!!”
Review of El Aljibe

El Aljibe
Ranked #102 of 870 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$22
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurante de comida cubana, un ranchón de guano en plena ciudad, donde se ofrece un servicio familiar y rápido. La Especialidad de la Casa es el Pollo asado al Aljibe, guarnecido con arros blanco, frijoles negros dormidos, vegetales de estación y vianda frita, todo por un único precio.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't be fooled by the fact that this place does mostly chicken. It was the best chicken I have ever eaten. It is served family style with rice, beans, fries, fried plantains, and some veggies.
There are other items on the menu for the person that just won't eat chicken, but GET THE Chicken.

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Thank MazelTov_Travel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived and asked that could we see the menu nobody didn't bring the menu at first. They just showed us to go somewhere "there".

There were dirty tables and almost 20 waiters just standing everywhere at the restaurant.

The menu is short and boring. Chicken, rice, beans etc. And then there just read water, beer, wine. No price or anything.

Chicken was really dry. Like already once heated. And the taste was plain and chewy.

When we had eat we try to get contact to the staff who just stood there. Nobody didn't gave us any attension. We look and look and turn around our chair ja finely stood up. Still nobody came. They brougt drinks to the next table and didn't even look us while we trying to stare the waiter.

We left money that we thought it would pay and left. Then they game after us shouting something in spanish. And we have to come back because of 0,25cuc.
Maybe you should pay attension on your customers and put prices on menu. They also chars you 10% for service fee. Still dont know were the service were.

And the food is also over priced. 12cuc plus 10% for dry chicken.

Soooooo bad experience for the last nights dinner. If your give negative star i would give few.

Thank Beea V
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This was our first stop in Havana. I must say after all the warnings about food in Cuba, I was pleasantly surprised. The menu is in English, easy to navigate. The chicken was super, and all the extra dishes were balanced in taste. It takes you home to family cooked food. I’d be back!

Thank HK_Traveller05
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

The restaurant is large and airy...open side windows. The menu is diverse although they specialize in chicken. I don't eat meat and had no problem finding something good to eat. The portions are generous.

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Thank Janette A
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Everything you need to know is in the title of my review. The roast chicken is typical comida creolla - lovely mojo-style gravy, roasted to perfection at a good price.

The one drawback was the lack of ambiance. It was a quiet as the grave - something that was accentuated all the more by the cavernous, echoing interior.

A bit of background music would not be out of place, guys! Other than this, I heartily recommend El Ajibe.

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Thank 161limeywestlake
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