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Marakas - CLOSED

Calle O btwn 23 & 25, Havana, Cuba
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Cuisines: Italian
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English first
Victoria, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Good for oven baked thin crust pizza.Suitable choices for vegetarians available. Good service. A good place for people watching when it is busy later in the evening, italian tourists, cubanas with their dates, canadians, spanish language teachers with their nothamerican students, like the cubans do, we guess where they are from.

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271 reviews 271 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Our pizzas were all very good - large, thin crusts, nice toppings, and served very hot. The problem was that the advertised pizzas on the menu weren't available and we found we had to choose from a very limited list. The wine list was quite short but had some reasonably priced Chiliean reds, from which we chose a pleasant bottle.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Maybe I should have tried the pizza, but I opted for pasta (pizza is everywhere!) and a mozzarella salad. Both were bad, but the mozzarella wasn't even mozzarella! Some smelly hard cheese. Inedible. The waiter was nice, but the barwoman kept frowning at us after my daughter broke a salt shaker. I would have happily paid to replace it, but... More 

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Montreal, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I ate twice at this restaurant. The first time, the pizza was not too bad, thin crust, cheese that doesn't taste anything (at least, not bad) but the second time, I ordered a spagetti. Just awful. The pasta weren't al dente, they weren't cook enough. The parmesan looked like glue and taste like soap. I know that you don't go... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We sought this Italian out having read about it in the guidebook we were using during our stay in Havana. It seemed like the best option within walking distance of the hotel and was worth a shot. Can't say it was the best food I've ever had, but definitely filled a whole and as far as Cuban food goes was... More 

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London, Ontario
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86 reviews 86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

And I say that with tongue in cheek. There is probably no such thing as a good Cuban pizza. but if there was, this place would probably be the best place to get it. Thin crust and covered with a decent amount of toppings and cheese- it filled the void and satisfied a craving until I could get back home... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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219 reviews 219 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

After too many slices of dodgy peso pizza (mushy, focaccia-style crust, sour cheese), all I was looking for was a pizza with a thin crust. Verdict: Success! The dining room is austere to the point of being severe (and air-conditioned to the point of being icy), but the service is refreshingly professional and the food is about as close as... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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167 reviews 167 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

Went here a few days ago for lunch, I am actually quite impressed with this place, my wife and I actually enjoyed the food quite a bit, The pasta and pizza we ordered were actually quite good and the prices were very reasonable. The decor is not the greatest and there is not much lighting but other than that I... More 

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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

We were really looking forward to dining here having read a couple of very favourable reports on other sites. Unfortunately our experience was not positive. The pizza was very salty and the Carbonara was dry and lacked cream. The Lasagne was OK, but still one of the most inferior I’ve tasted in a restauarant , devoid of any tomato taste.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2010

Marakas will barely cure your cravings for Italian food. We went here twice in late November 2009. Shocked to see that their "cheap" bottle of red wine was 18CUC! Instead we had a few beers. The food was just adequate. Over our two trips we had the pizza and various pasta dishes. Nothing really positive or negative to say about... More 

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Additional Information about Marakas

Address: Calle O btwn 23 & 25, Havana, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Cuisine: Italian

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