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Restaurante Cafe del Oriente

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Caribbean, Cuban
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Oficios #112 | Esquina Amargura La Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 7 8606686
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Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 41
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  • 19
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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All you need here is for Hemingway to come in through the door. Despite the enthusiasm for Paladars in Havana we were seduced by the character and atmosphere of the traditional state-run restaurants. This was a good example. Absolutely exquisite old fashioned service from immaculately turned out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
PaulJohnson999
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London, United Kingdom
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate there the 2nd night we were in Havana. We had been out all day walking in the pouring rain, So was a bit wet we initially went in to see if we had to make a reservation, but no. Was going to change as the hotel was only next door but she insisted we were fine. The waiters... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All you need here is for Hemingway to come in through the door. Despite the enthusiasm for Paladars in Havana we were seduced by the character and atmosphere of the traditional state-run restaurants. This was a good example. Absolutely exquisite old fashioned service from immaculately turned out staff, well prepared drinks and good, albeit simple food. And the dining rooms... More 

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Thank PaulJohnson999
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 552 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the middle of Havana Vieja, Cafe del Oriente stands as proof that sometimes a government-run restaurant can be quite decent. Still, the paladar is a uniquely wonderful tribute to human ingenuity and culinary creativity.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food, excellent service, and a really good pianist. It was a wonderful choice for after a concert at St. Fancis of Asisi.

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Thank Marion J
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After 2 weeks in Cuba where to be fair, most of the time, the food was okay, this restaurant took us completely by surprise and was probably one of the best meals we have ever had. As we were sightseeing we did not feel dressed enough to eat inside but we had a gorgeous lunch on one of their outside... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well located, this restaurant seems to be a traditional point in Havana. Tables in front of a square invites you for a coffee of lunch. Inside, the salon has conditioning air, what is a must in the summer. The menu is ok, nothing special. Good jazz musicians playing during the lunch time.

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Thank DinhoEagle
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Cuban restaurant with old style service and excellent food and wine list. Recommend booking

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very professional restaurant. Very busy outside but quite quiet inside. Service appeared slow but gave us plenty of time to take in the surroundings inside and out. Cocktails and food high quality. Very Enjoyable

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Thank Hollis302
Dallas
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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wine flowed freely and the food was great - an appetizer of marinated swordfish! Then not the typical black beans and rice. A very upscale place.

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Berlin, Germany
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We felt accommodated and welcomed, professional, well trained staff were there and the food was good, there is someone who really understands how to treat customers. We had a lovely meal and the lobster tail I really recommend. The fresh salads and zumos are great as well and the selection of wines as well as cocktails are amazing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Oficios #112 | Esquina Amargura La Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8606686

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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