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

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  • 6
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  • 19
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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
Cuban Culture

We wandered into Monserrate on a recommendation from a lovely local who told us that it was a "pretty good dive bar." Setting our expectations fairly low, he still encouraged us to check it out. Dive bar? Hardly. This place was just a block off the central square in Havana and had all the old-world... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We popped in here at about 6pm for a quick drink on our last night in Havana. After a massive thunderstorm we were still there 3 hours later and what a night we had. Lots of drink, cocktails, beer, food and a great Cuban band. Wonderful fun, friendly staff and great music. Thanks for a great night.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

in the old part of La Havana you can find many bars or café with an old fashion style and live music, but what makes this bar a top one is its simple and delicious food with the best mojito and pina colada i ever had in Cuba.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We wandered into Monserrate on a recommendation from a lovely local who told us that it was a "pretty good dive bar." Setting our expectations fairly low, he still encouraged us to check it out. Dive bar? Hardly. This place was just a block off the central square in Havana and had all the old-world charm of being in Madrid... More 

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Javier G, Director Comercial at Bar Monserrate, responded to this review
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Estimado cliente, Mucho nos complace haberle sorprendido gratamente. Agradecemos su opinión y que nos recomiende. Apreciaremos su pronta visita y... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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227 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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Javier G, Director Comercial at Bar Monserrate, responded to this review
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Estimada cliente, Muchas gracias por su opinión, esperamos contar con sus próximas visitas y recomendaciones. Atentamente, Diana Calvo Esp. Comercial... More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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Javier G, Director Comercial at Bar Monserrate, responded to this review
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Estimado cliente, Agradecemos mucho sus palabras y la amabilidad de recomendarnos. Será un placer recibirle nuevamente en el Bar Monserrate... More 

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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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Estimado cliente, Gracias por el tiempo dedicado a expresar su opinión que resulta muy útil y tendremos en cuenta para... More 

Calgary, Canada
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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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128 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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