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Restaurante Cafe del Oriente

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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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  • 32
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  • 15
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful Place

Service was outstanding, this restaurant was the most beautiful restored eating place we experienced in Cuba. Piano and sax music was simply amazing. Food was ok for international standards but we are in Cuba. Food availability is sometimes limited. I think this place is worth to visit.Is located... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A bot too 'posh' inside for us but sitting outside with cocktails or wine is a delight. People watch as the sun goea down over one of the prettiest plazas in Havana. Excellent selection of cigars.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The restaurant sits in the beautiful St Francisco Square in Old Havana overlooking the square and the magnificent Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis. We went in the evening with friends and sat upstairs. The staff, food and ambiance never fail to impress and with an expanding menu (Cuban, Latin American & Global cuisine) on every visit (this was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The building in which the Cafe is housed is beautiful and very well restored. Our hotel concierge recomended us to ask for a table on the top floor, however the restaurant couldn't accommodate that as they said they had a large tour group booked, which was fine. We booked the ground floor instead. When we arrived, not only were there... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Best fillet steak ever - tender, perfectly cooked for my taste and terrific value for money. Crepes suzette and baked alsaka flambeed at the table - de rigeur - whats not to love. Can't believe that the Oriente is not higher in the ratings table.

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44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Service was outstanding, this restaurant was the most beautiful restored eating place we experienced in Cuba. Piano and sax music was simply amazing. Food was ok for international standards but we are in Cuba. Food availability is sometimes limited. I think this place is worth to visit.Is located in a remodeled plaza, surroundings are very beautiful specially at night. A... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

By comparison with other restaurants in the area, the Garden restaurant is very reasonable and the food is good. A nice bottle of Chilean red is available for 8 cucs which is a third of the price we were paying elsewhere. The service is typically Cuban so a little slow and laid back but allow for that and enjoy.

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Ixelles, Belgium
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

For the last day in Cuba, my girlfriend and I went to this very good restaurant. Confort and good food were served by friendly but serious waiters. The only remark I would make is the lack of attention from the waitress. Asking if I'm done is a must before taking my glass back.

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Portland, Oregon
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116 reviews 116 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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121 reviews 121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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