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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Elegant surroundings

An elegant setting evoking another era. A very enjoyable meal for our final night in Cuba. The restaurant is in Old Havana.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
LJV1515
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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San Diego, CA
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

First rate, elegant restaurant and meal. Its "old world" genteel and worth the price, which is more expensive than some in Havana.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited this restaurant by accident as we were very very hot and hungry. What a find, it is formal but not at all pretentious. We were dressed very informally for the high temperatures of Havana, this did not present a problem in the slightest. The restaurant is fine dining and what a lunch we had, it was first class... More 

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María Elena M, Director Comercial at Restaurante Cafe del Oriente, responded to this review

Dear client, Thank you very much for share your comments about your visit to Cafe del Oriente. We appreciate a lot your high recommendation and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. Best regards, More 

Houston, Texas
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115 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

An elegant setting evoking another era. A very enjoyable meal for our final night in Cuba. The restaurant is in Old Havana.

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María Elena M, Director Comercial at Restaurante Cafe del Oriente, responded to this review

Dear client, Thank you very much for your comments about Cafe del Oriente. We hope we will have the opportunity to serve you again and to receive new comments and suggestions from you. Our best, More 

New Jersey
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209 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This very elegant restaurant is located in a square that has been completely renovated. My wife and I had our farewell dinner with our Gate 1 Tour group. The food and service was excellent. We were led up a marble staircase to a private dining area where a jazz band was performing for us. We were first served a refreshing... More 

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María Elena M, Director Comercial at Restaurante Cafe del Oriente, responded to this review

Dear client, We appreciate very much your comments about your visit to Cafe del Oriente. It's a pleasure to have contributed to your pleasant farewell to our country. Thank you for so vivid description about the restaurant, the menu and the service. We hope to serve you again and to have the opportunity to receive new comments and suggestions. Best... More 

Cancun, Mexico
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This restaurant is very old and decoration very well done incredible location with al fresco patio nice to go for a business meeting , decoration it very colonial something of another time but the food nothing special, some very high price for the quality they serve but the service and anbiance great the bar too

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María Elena M, Director Comercial at Restaurante Cafe del Oriente, responded to this review

Dear client, Thank you to share your comments about your visit to Cafe del Oriente. We appreciate very much your opinion to improve our services and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the next future. Please, contact you when you visit Havana. Greetings, M. E. Mazola Commercial Specialist More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We did not expect to see such a formal atmosphere in a state operated restaurant but were pleasantly surprised that the food and service was excellent. They have a more casual adjoining restaurant if you want something less formal. We dined next to the Ambassador of Slovakia who was entertaining a group of business folk upstairs. It was more casual... More 

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María Elena M, Director Comercial at Restaurante Cafe del Oriente, responded to this review

Dear client, We appreciate very much your comments about your visit to our restaurant and we are pleased to know you have had such a pleasant surprise in Havana. We hope to have the occasion to serve you in the next future, and to receive other opinions in order to improve our services. Best regards, M. E. Mazola Commercial Specialist More 

Palm Springs
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191 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

As part of our group visit, we were invited to this restaurant for our welcome to Havana dinner - and it did not disappoint. The setting is the beautiful St. Francisco Square basically the center of old town. What did I expect for my first taste of authentic Cuban food. Boy what a menu.. Cuban spices, Latin American influences and... More 

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Dubai
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We had a great meal on our last night in Havana. Having driven across the country from Santiago De Cuba ..the food was excellent...the ceviche...octopus...sea beam with salmon stuffing was well prepared. Decent wine selection...Chilean Malbec was decent and VFM. Attentive staff. Formal but relaxed...meal for 5 cost CUC 165/- ...considering average meal for 5 on Obispo cost CUC 60/-... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Slow service and very mediocre food in a wonderful setting. Fine if you are looking for a place with air conditioning for lunch as we were. Live music and white gloves service. Be prepared to wait. Took almost an hour to get our first course.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I ate here about a year ago with a large group (upstairs) and it was very good. Returned as a single in May 2015. It was not crowded at 19:30 and I was seated immediately (it did start to fill up about 20:00). I had only appetizers the first of which was a pumpkin and carrot soup which was delicious.... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurante Cafe del Oriente

Address: Oficios #112 | Esquina Amargura La Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
Phone Number: +53 7 8606686
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business, Romantic

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