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Cafe de Paris

French, Cuban
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San Ignacio & Obispo street | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 33
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to people watch with a beer

Lovely outdoor seating area for a hot day. Pleasant way to spend an afternoon watching the hoards of tourists. It's not over cheap but it's in the tourist central part of havana and let's be honest, Cuba's not that cheap for foreigners in any event. Pizzas represented the best value. They were big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Anita C
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Lovely outdoor seating area for a hot day. Pleasant way to spend an afternoon watching the hoards of tourists. It's not over cheap but it's in the tourist central part of havana and let's be honest, Cuba's not that cheap for foreigners in any event. Pizzas represented the best value. They were big cheap and tasty. Service was terrible and... More 

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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The drinks were too expensive. However, the music was great except one night when they obviously needed a night off and some sleep.

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Maui, Hawaii
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66 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

one of the best coffees in Cuba...almost French :-) Great little neighborhood spot on the way to everything in old town...near the money change bank. Bon journee!

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toronto
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Just went here to sit and have coffee because the patio is such a great place to sit, but they didn't have any milk for the coffee and the coffee was terrible.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Food: good food, good price (8 cuc for a delicious shredded pork with rice) in the area, centrally located, with a live music band, excellent ambiance, however service is very slow cuzz staff is not motivated. Enjoy the food, enjoy the sourroundings, but foget the mediocre staff, then you'll be a happy visitor.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We came to Cafe Paris to have a fast lunch. We saw the food menu, it was cheap, the terrace was in the sun... so we decided to stay. BIG MISTAKE! We were four people and we ordered 4 beers and 2 pizzas. They brought us the beer in cans, when we opened them, the beer was literally frozen. It... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I really hate writing bad reviews, and you've got to really have annoyed me to do so. However, with overpriced items, surly waiters, cockroaches on the walls and dowdy interiors, one can't help but think that the only reason this place does remotely well is due to the location and the reasonably good salsa band playing inside. The wait for... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Don't be fooled by this place. It looks nice, always has a band playing cuban music and is very well located, in Calle Obispo. I had chicken with shrimp and piña souce and it was the worst I've eaten in a very long time. And it wasn't cheap!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We passed this place a few times and there were always people queuing to get in. WOW! We thought this must be a great place to eat and drink. One night we decided to give it a try, but couldn't get in so went to the Hanoi. Tried again another night. Boom got a table. Service was ok considering how... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place for a cold beer, a cocktail and a meal. We found the service good, but it was the overall ambience whether we were sitting inside or outside in the street that made this place special. The house band were one of the best of many exceptional bands we enjoyed in Cuba. Being careful with my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Ignacio & Obispo street | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?