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Restaurante Cafe del Oriente

#122 of 497 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
International, Cuban
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Oficios 112 | Corner Amargura La Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
537 860 6686
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Exquisite service and ambiance

The service and decor are exquisite, with soft live piano music combining to make this a very special evening. The restaurant is in Old Havana just off the Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, which was especially lively given the attraction of the Art of Tolerance's Buddy Bears exhibit with 130... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Portland, Oregon
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116 reviews 116 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The service and decor are exquisite, with soft live piano music combining to make this a very special evening. The restaurant is in Old Havana just off the Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, which was especially lively given the attraction of the Art of Tolerance's Buddy Bears exhibit with 130 countries contributing a decorated bear evocative of that country.... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Looking for somewhere a bit special for our last night in Havana we looked at this and thought it met the grade. We weren't disappointed with the food or the atmosphere, the service was excellent to after an initial hitch, they had forgotten to write our booking in the book. A good selection of dishes to chose from, fish meat... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Food and service excellent, better than many restaurants in western cities. Soft unintrusive music. Good for couples wanting a quiet dinner.

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ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Don't let the fact that this is a state-owned restaurant influence your decision to eat here. It's elegant and sophisticated. The food was tasty and served beautifully by waiters in tuxedos.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We loved this place so much we went 3 times. It is in the heart of old Havana and offers good atmosphere and most of all good food and great pricess. The first night we paid 15 cucs for 2 starters, 2 mains, 2 desserts ( the best creme caramel we have had for a while) and 2 mohitos. You... More 

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Brighton, East Sussex
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Nice setting outdoors under trees, waitresses good, food good. Only drawback is that its so popular you often have to queue to get a table.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

One doesn’t go to El Jardin Del Oriente for the food but for the lovely outdoor ambience. The food prices are very inexpensive and I particularly like their simple dishes like the bruschetta which is about 1 CUC. The mojitos are nice, the cats a delight and the patio restaurant is very attractive. Rain or sun, the patio umbrellas protect... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a lovely cafe in San Franciso Square. We went in for an evening meal when we stayed in Havana and were pleased we did one of the best meals we had during our holiday. The food was excellent, nice surroundings and the staff were lovely very helpful and smiley so if you are in Havana go visit it... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food is not brilliant but this place deserve a lot of attention because of it's good service and very stylish architecture. Worth stopping for lunch!

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is one of the most beautiful restaurants in old Havana. The wine list is also the best we saw on our trip. However, the food was just okay and the service bordered on rude. We wondered if we had offended the waiter because he did not offer us dessert and almost threw the bill on the table. Every place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Oficios 112 | Corner Amargura La Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 537 860 6686

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: International, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?