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La Moneda Cubana

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Calle Empedrado No. 152 entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio | La Habana, Havana 10100, Cuba
537-861-5304
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 76
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  • 29
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pricy restaurant but good buzz

Having had some bad dining experiences in Havana, particularly with service, we were delighted to find this restaurant. The staff were friendly and efficient and it was obvious they had experience in the hospitality sector unlike other restaurants we visited. The food was very good, although it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was our first night in Havana and we were meeting our local tour guide in the morning so we thought we would just chance fate with our first meal in Old Town. My husband gravitated to the roof top terrace so we decided to give it a try. I was shocked when I saw the prices in the menu.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I was a bit hesitant about coming here after the mixed reviews I had read , and the fact it was our guide who suggested it and even came in to make our booking. No doubt to secure her commission. Arriving at 8pm there were only one other couple on the roof terrace, so the service and cocktails were good.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Having had some bad dining experiences in Havana, particularly with service, we were delighted to find this restaurant. The staff were friendly and efficient and it was obvious they had experience in the hospitality sector unlike other restaurants we visited. The food was very good, although it was quite expensive by Cuban standards. Mojitos and cocktails were good too!

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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

After several disappointing experiences in Cuba, it was a pleasure to dine at this restaurant. We were seated at the roof terrace with wonderful views of both the old town and the sea. The food, though not quite stunning, was a lot better than the average cuban restaurant fare.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I highly recommend this place for Ropa Vieja, lobster, and rooftop dining. Our waiter was excellent- very polished, accommodating, and professional. The prices were high, so this is clearly a tourist trap, but I would recommend it to anyone visiting Havana.

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Hong Kong, China
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38 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

From the outside this place looks great. From within aside from the flies and surly staff it looks great. The roof terrace offers lovely views. The drinks are offered reluctantly unless you also order food and are served in warm glasses, a poor touch in a hot climate. The band love pushing their CD on you and this all makes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went here our first night with our group tour and had sticker shock. We had arrived a few days early and already been to a few restaurants in Havana. The cheapest meal on the menu was 18 CUCs! Granted, the rooftop view was incredible and that's what you're paying for. It wouldn't have been too bad if the food... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We just wanted to stop here for a drink on the rooftop as it looked delightful from the ground. How stupid we were. Entering the stairwell there was a disgusting stench with a bunch of flies buzzing around. Should have left straight away. Silly us. Upon entering the rooftop we told the waiter that we would like a table for... More 

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Avon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had a great dinner (not too cheap). We were a large group. They sat us in a great AC room (one of the few in havana) We enjoyed so much that 2 of us returned 4 days later and puf! All the memories were erased. No AC that day and food that seem was left over from before. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I am not going to write home about the food here. The food was a tad over cooked no matter what you ordered. Considering how difficult it is to get food in Cuba, they are doing a great job with what they can. The staff is great, the setting is gorgeous.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Empedrado No. 152 entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio | La Habana, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 537-861-5304

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget

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