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Calle Monserrate, Havana, Cuba
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A traditional bar

Its arquitecture and cuban bands playing everyday makes this bar a traditional cuban one. The service is fine but not the best. Nice grilled fish and price acording to Old Havana. As usual in Cuba, the bands offers the clients its own CD inviting you for a donation.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Enrique D
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Melbourne, Australia
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223 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We were so happy to chance upon the Bar Monserrate. A lovely simple but tasty lunch, delicious cold drinks, and modest prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Having walked past this earlier in the day with its live Cuban band playing and a buzzing atmosphere we made sure we headed back for a late lunch - the prawn cocktail for £2 is a must more like a full salad and loads of prawns, beers in a pint glass great service and live music - highly recommended

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Its arquitecture and cuban bands playing everyday makes this bar a traditional cuban one. The service is fine but not the best. Nice grilled fish and price acording to Old Havana. As usual in Cuba, the bands offers the clients its own CD inviting you for a donation.

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Calgary, Canada
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

In Havana in June for the day it poured rain in the afternoon after lunch. We stopped in the famous Hemingway Bar - full of 2 bus loads of tourists (and we had been there before because ... its Havana and Hemingway!) A few blocks away is The Bar Monserrate with locals, great music and drinks. Don't know about the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I visited this bar with a friend while travelling in Cuba. When we asked for the bill after food & drinks it appeared that we had been completely overcharged and items had been added to the bill that we did not have. Also 30cuc service charge was added to the bill which was way over 12%. Staff were not helpful... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

A block away from the Floridita these place seemed to be more authenitcally Cuban and not solely for the tourist market. Drinks were cheap (even by Cuban standards) and the live music was excellent.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The food here is so good we went three times for the garlic prawns. Served sizzling in a small casserole with good fresh bread. On the third occasion I had the grilled Lobster and prawns which came with rice and vegetables. All washed down with cold beer. The service was great and it was so good to be able to... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We came across this bar in the centre of Havana on a rainy night in March - drawn in by the music and if I'm honest a place to get out of the rain, what a happy accident. Great food, excellent value for your cuc. Lovely people.

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

this was a bar we visited most nights and became our local....great service and always good music..the cold beer was very welcome!

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Luton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

As other reviewers said this is a tourist rip off. Ordered 4 Cubata and were charged too much. Asked the waiter to explain me the bill and he could not. Avoid. There is a nice bar with friendly people just across. Go there instead !

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Address: Calle Monserrate, Havana, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Calle Monserrate, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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