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

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  • 36
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  • 9
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great value - fantastic prawns in garlic - Fab music

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Angela B
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Calgary, Canada
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
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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122 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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bangkok
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145 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It's my own fault. We didn't look at the menu, just ordered 2 espressos and were charged 3 CUC. Didn't think anything other than we'd paid 1 CUC in other places. Just went back again this evening and saw on the menu it was 1 CUC. This time I ordered a lemonade, my partner wanted a local beer. Waiter said... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were walking around the Capitolio area and was getting hungry so decided to duck into this bar for a break as it had live music and the menu posted at the door looked reasonably priced for a tourist area. Ordered beers and sandwiches and both came on time and were good. It was also nice to be enjoying the... More 

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Crete
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191 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The staff in this bar are fantastic. The food is simple but good, the drinks are great and the music superb. This is the Havana you dreamt of before your first visit. I would strongly recommend enjoying the electric atmosphere of this place.

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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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