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La Moneda Cubana

Calle Empedrado No. 152 entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio | La Habana, Havana 10100, Cuba
537-861-5304
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Ranked #95 of 332 restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Athens
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113 reviews 113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The guy at the entrance told us that there were empty tables on the terrace. We would not have to order the menu but could have something like starters or smaller dishes. We went up to the terrace, waited for about 20 min to be seated at an emptied table, just to be informed that on the terrace we could... More

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Dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and I expect everyone else there was also advised by their hotel or tour guide. The biggest problem is the food - poor by any standard. They only do set menus so if you don't have a large appetite you still have to pay for three courses. The prices are way beyond what... More

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Merseyside
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Came here for our first group evening meal on our Explore holiday to Cuba. The restaurant is situated close to the cathedral. Its big attraction is the rooftop terrace where you can sit out with views over the harbour. We had one of the set meals which are popular with groups. I had vegetable soup followed by fish with lime... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

When we say down at the table both myself and my mothers plates were dirty , after water was poured into my glass there was dirt floating in it , I would never recommend anyone to go there .

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UK
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123 reviews 123 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We came to La Moneda as part of a group with our tour guide. From previous reviews it seems that this restaurant is "recommended " by a lot of reps/ hotels etc. We were on a long table surrounded by lots of other tourists on similar long tables and were given set menus .The food seemed to be mass produced... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We visited this palador for our last night in Havana and Cuba and were not disappointed. We had a table on the roof terrace with a guitarist playing very atmospheric. The choice is limited to 8 set menu's but there is still plenty to choose from.We both had the seafood, which was a large platter of mixed fish including lobster,... More

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Montreal
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80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Had a nice lunch of seafood at La Moneda Cubana during a recent visit to Havana. Nice paladar, decent food though the langosta was overcooked and reasonable prices. Keep in mind credit cards aren't accepted. Make sure to get a table up on the terrace!

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Kristiansand, Norway
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29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We visited La Moneda twice, because the food and service responded to our expectations. We had a table on the roof terrace, but the inside area looked great as well. We love seafood, and were not disappointed of the quality and the look of the dishes. Great wine too! The second time we came the restaurant had not yet opened,... More

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toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Disappointing tasteless, overcooked shrimp. We were put in an upper makeshift space with no view while tables sat empty on the terrace below us. Our hotel sent us there. There are very few large restaurants in the city. Hotels know about excellent small restaurants such as Dona Eutimia. However, they are often fully booked. Best to do some homework and... More

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Netherlands
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130 reviews 130 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This restaurant is just off the plaza de la catedral. You climb three flights of very narrow steps to get to the roof terrace of this classic building. At the top you find a small number of tables and a view over the harbor. The food is excellent as are the cocktails and the service. A live band performs while... More

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