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Bar Monserrate

Calle Monserrate, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #147 of 447 Restaurants in Havana
Price range: $5 - $10
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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79% Recommend
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Just of the Central Park area is this gem of a bar. Great selection of beers and spirits with a good selection of cigars at a reasonable price. What this place excels at is the music, sit back relax and take it in, wonderful. This is as close to Cuba as a tourist will normally get and it never lets... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The bands here are the reason to visit, more than the food and drink. We visited several times for the music and there seemed to be only one waiter on at a time. Two waiters seemed to alternate on different days - the larger bald guy with glasses was efficient and helpful, while the slimmer one with dark hair was... More

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I loved the ambiance and the decor. Great bands performing. Lots of locals mixed with the tourists to give it the authentic feel. Right up my alley.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I must admit, I have never eaten here, but I have spent many nights drinking rum, talking and listening to music! I love this spot. It's great to hang out, chat with locals and watch the city go by. It's cheap and friendly. Check it out!

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209 reviews 209 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

A much overlooked, entertaining drinking hole. This is behind El Floriditas and I am led to believe is considerably cheaper. The drinks are strong and probably served the best daiquiris we had in Cuba. There is table service which is attentive and not bullying for more drinks. The bar is open with a view into the street and up the... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Well the bar is fine and the live bands are brilliant and the food is ok ............ but just watch out because they will overcharge you and hope you don't notice.

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Singapore, Singapore
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138 reviews 138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stumbled on this bar/restaurant coming out of the Floridita and after encountering "Ernest Hemingway" level of pricing for daiquiris, the prices here at Bar Monserrate seemed much more reasonable! We ordered lunch too, shrimps in garlic oil and shrimps done a little spicy (I can't remember the exact name) with juices and mojito and had a perfect light lunch... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Great bar. Music and dancing from the locals. Very nice waiters and the drinks and food were good value.

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Moscow, Russia
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164 restaurant reviews
374 helpful votes 374 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I liked this bar quite a lot. Nice waiters, nice place, very good music and great shrimps in garlic sauce. Other meals are the usual cuban standard.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This was a great Bar to visit in Havana, Good service, great cocktails & Good band playing, lots of slick salsa moves were being shown. Worth a visit for sure.

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