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

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  • 35
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  • 9
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  • 6
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  • 16
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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
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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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 122 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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116 helpful votes 116 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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Sarnia, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

a small bar located within walking distance to the Capitol Buildings. It is located on a four corners ... great view to people watch. Friendly bar tender, with quick service.

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Warsaw, Poland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The mohito was ok, but they ripped us off charging 5,70 CUC for one drink, although the menu said 3 CUC. "Service was included" the waiter replied to our query. And what service it was!

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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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