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El Patio

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Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
(0)7 861 8504
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 38
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  • 65
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Unpleasant experience

We visited El patio restaurant located in the plaza of the cathedral in Havana cuba. Very disappointed with the service, not to mention the quality of the food and the high prices..A total rip off. . Been a place recognized internationally I expected to be something else. I'm not planning to go... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rogelio G
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited El patio restaurant located in the plaza of the cathedral in Havana cuba. Very disappointed with the service, not to mention the quality of the food and the high prices..A total rip off. . Been a place recognized internationally I expected to be something else. I'm not planning to go back there next time im in the area... More 

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Thank Rogelio G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat outside and had friendly service, little live music (not too loud and no harassing for tips), good selection of food and fair prices. Good to people watch in the piazza by the cathedral.

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Thank crbarton
Volcano, Hawaii
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71 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Because of the proximity to my hotel and the magnificent Cathedral view I ate dinner twice at El Patio. I found the food quite good and massive in portion despite what others said. The waiters were all personable and the table well dressed. A burly maitre d' kept Buskers out. The Cuban coffee and desserts were terrific and it was... More 

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Thank ArcherKelly
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Yet another beautiful setting in the old town. Food was ok, musicians were unusually unenthusiastic. Lots of work underway in this square which was interesting to watch during the slow revive.

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Thank Melanie K
North London
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267 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had a lovely table facing right out onto the plaza but the service was very variable throughout (pushy at the start and far too relaxed and I attentive at the end). The wine was good - we picked something we knew. The food was average. I'm struggling to recommend it.

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Thank IrishMimi
Inverness
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155 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

After tramping the streets of Havana on a blistering hot day it was a welcomed relief to drop into this shaded restaurant for lunch. We were lucky to be seated in the inner courtyard, where we were serenaded throughout lunch. This stop was provided by our guide, Ernesto, from Havanatur so I do not know how much it actually cost... More 

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Thank Highlander24
London
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121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The location is the best thing about this place hands down. It's nice but very touristy and really I prefer places that cater to locals, especially as a solo traveller I'd rather talk to locals than other tourists. The food is nice it really is but you can get equally nice food for less in town.

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Thank emmanuelle29
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

You will find no locals in this restaurant, it is simply to expensive. But you get what you pay for. The food is a little more special than the standard Cuban food, the restaurant has a nice patio and looks out on a beautiful square. There was live music. Wine was expensice but the cheapest tasted ok. For European standards... More 

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Thank LinseyvdReep
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A perfect place to people watch and also to combine with drinks at La Bodeguita which is just around the corner. Our food was good but we made the mistake of ordering some Californian wine (for the novelty vale and wondering how it got there) it was dreadful but we blamed ourselves, there were plenty of other wines to choose... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a popular restaurant only because of its position, but you can get lucky. I was very specific about the way I wanted my fish--not breaded or battered, not covered in sauce etc., and I was rewarded with an excellent meal. It is a good spot at sundown, the cathedral square is busy and interesting. One major caveat: the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: (0)7 861 8504

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?