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Manrique & San Nicolas, Dragones No 356,, Havana, Cuba
861 8095
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A very nice place

Got here for lunch a very hot day. In chinatown. A long stair to climb until we reached a nice open cool restaurant. The windows were closed to make the sun keep out so it was a soft light indoors and a relaxed feeling. My husband is a celiac and the waiter was very helpful and guiding us in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2014
Karminator
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Sweden
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Sweden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Got here for lunch a very hot day. In chinatown. A long stair to climb until we reached a nice open cool restaurant. The windows were closed to make the sun keep out so it was a soft light indoors and a relaxed feeling. My husband is a celiac and the waiter was very helpful and guiding us in the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Food was surprisingly tasty and the portion was big. We ate pork with rice and sea food. We were tired of eating bland and deep fried food in Havana, we were pleasantly surprised to eat here. And it was not as expensive as other restaurants we ate at, for two plates of good meals with two soft drinks, we paid... More 

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Barcelona
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102 reviews 102 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Large amount of dishes to choose - not all of them available. Go there with hunger to enjoy all the side-dishes. Forget about the sticky Piña coladas!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

An ambassador invited me to this lovely place for my birthday dinner in January 2014. Even for a special occasion, the place is impressive: The décor is elegant, authentic, tasteful and inviting. The service was attentive and efficient, and the food was delicious. I shared a double portion of paella with my wife. With paella being a dish that is... More 

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Bergenfield, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I was there for a graduation, the building s being renovated but still a very njce site. Good to see the proud students and families.

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Quebec City, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

This restaurant has a wonderful interior that makes you feel warm and welcome. The service is very good, but the choice on the menu is somewhat limited, on the other hand, the quality of the food offsets this fault. The pricing is very affordable, considering the more than sufficient portions of the meals and the ambiance makes you feel at... More 

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Havana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

in the beginning was great now it lives from his history. you can order 2 plates and you eat all the foot is rare to go to china tawn in havana and no go home with food.

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Havana, Cuba
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

We've eaten here many times and keep going back, same with alot of our friends here in Havana. Why? Very good service, reasonable prices, decent portion sizes (you always end up taking some home!) and great presentation. We had barbecued octupus and shrimps "al ajillo" plus a seasonal salad and rice pilaf last weekend and everything was top notch. The... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

Good value. Large portions. Hard to find. Not so clean.

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Coral Gables, Florida
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165 reviews 165 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

I have been to this restaurant many times, One of my favourites in Centro Habana, The food is great , Service is efficient and prices are reasonable. Area not the greatest but well worth the visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Manrique & San Nicolas, Dragones No 356,, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 861 8095

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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