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3ra A, Ave. & 46, #305 | Miramar, Havana 10200, Cuba
+53 7 2028337
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Ranked #37 of 332 restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $26 - $33
Cuisines: Cuban, Seafood, International, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Restaurant Paladar La Fontana has been welcoming its guests since 1995 offering quality food and good service in its tranquil and pleasant spaces; La Estancia and La Floresta which offer authentic contemporary Cuban cuisine. Fontana’s bar-lounge "El Edén", supplement its culinary offer with drinks, cocktails, tapas and half portions of the highest standard. Reservations for groups dof 5 or more are possible for any of our spaces.
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84% Recommend
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San Francisco
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

When the Cuban government opened the option for private enterprise, in a cooperative way, the paladars -- privately owned and operated restaurants -- were the first to respond. The patio setting is just lovely and the food was quite good -especially compared to other meals we had in Havana. Despite the Cuban food you may be eating in your local... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We ate here before going to the Tropicana and it had been recommended by our rep as one of the best. It's in the residential Miramar area of the modern part of Havana, set off the main highway. On entering we walked over slates across a small pond and there were lots of nice open brickwork. It looked charming. Unfortunately... More

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New Orleans
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

One of the first private restaurants to open back in 1995, when such operations became legal, La Fontana is in the Miramar district on the outskirts of Havana. The environment is charming, with a waterfall by the entrance that feeds a fish-filled pond/stream that runs along one side of the dining area. The whole feel of the interior is very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

this was the first restaurant we where taken to by our rep in havana and it did not disappoint good food and plenty of it would recommend you try it asap on arrival in cuba

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

A delightful ambiance including running water, fish, and a tropical garden. The food was delicious and plentiful. The meal was one of our first in Cuba, and remained memorable clear to the end of the trip. The restaurant set a high standard. What a surprise it was to find this restaurant and setting in Havana.

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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The design of the restaurant is very contemporary and tropical. Food was delicious and service was attentive. You could also watch the chef grill your food, and the cocktail bar was very "South Beach" trendy style looking. All in all, an unexpected experience in Havana. Hopefully this is what Cuba will look like everywhere in the future. BTW, the best... More

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Lokeren, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Warm welcoming, wonderful setting, great food, local dishes, excellent service. We planned our last lunch here before flying home, an anniversary meal, it was the most delicious meal we enjoyed in Cuba.

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lausanne suisse
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Wow factor when you arrive. Fish swimming underfoot. Beautiful bar. We had a fun night, good music... and the food was good; good not great. Again, inconsistent with some fish done perfectly and some overcooked. Those who got the lamb loved it.

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Located in the heart of the affluent Miramar district, this restaurant serves high-end but traditional Cuban food and is definitely five star in terms of service and quality. Probably targeted at higher end patrons, there is a choice to be seated alfresco by the goldfish ponds or indoors. The meat grills are highly recommended, along with the side of vegetables.... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Accessible only by taxi (ours was a 1956 Bel Air) this place is well worth finding. There are two seating areas, one kind of outside, bordered by a moat full of giant goldfish. The other inside, with a large aquarium forming one wall. Service here is exceptional; never before have I had a member of the restaurant staff open the... More

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