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El Patio

Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
(0)7 861 8504
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Ranked #153 of 443 restaurants in Havana
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We dined here on two occasions during our stay in Havana as it was so good. The food was lovely and the drinks were also delicious. I thought the prices were reasonable as the food was definitely worth the price. A lot of restaurants are much cheaper in that area but nowhere near as good. They also had a great... More

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Pitstone, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Really nice place right on the Cathedral Square - little overpriced but still reasonable. Food was excellent and staff great

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Zagreb, Croatia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

this restaurant is great located,at front of Cathedreal and has nice ambient,live music,and very good offer of qualitt food qnd wines .The food is very good ,i recommend to try ropa vieja,steak tartar,camarones...Service is excellent,I was very satisfied during my few visits,waiters makes their best! It is apsolutly one of better restaurants in Habana Vieja ,I will come back !

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Houston, Texas, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I visited El Patio as part of a lunch for my group touring Old Havana. The waitstaff was professional and courteous throughout the lunch. Food was good and we at off a set menu. We listened to live music during lunch and enjoyed the scenery from the second floor windows. The lunch was a delight.

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Novato, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This was my first meal in Havana. Food was OK, but nothing to write home about. The best part was the interesting building with a two-story internal courtyard. Band played bizzare music.

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Prince George, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This restaurant was a delight. The setting is, as the name suggests, a courtyard with abundant greenery but set off from the street and so private and quiet. The salad was made up of tomato lettuce, guava and meyer lemon. Our chicken was nicely seasoned with a light, slightly sweet sauce and the dessert was a light bread pudding with... More

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east greenwich, rhode island
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358 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Very lovely setting, easy to get to, but food was only adequate. Not to mention, lots of cats roaming around the patio looking for food. This is a state owned restaurant so options somewhat limited. Fish was overcooked. Dessert was okay.

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Margate, NJ
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128 reviews 128 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I came to El Patio as part of a group - so there was a fixed menu. I remember everything being delicious. The view from the upper patio is fantastic - great for people watching & getting a good pic of the action with a zoom lens. I asked the waiter for a 'business card' to remember the place -... More

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Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The food was good but the view is what we went for. If you're going for dinner here, then go when the sun has set and the Catedral de La Habana is lit up! The dinner will be a little expensive for Havana, but you may sit for hours over a vintage Spainish wine and enjoy the view of this... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

An example of what poor management does to heritage. Beautiful house, and that's it. Nothing about food, drinks or service to positively highlight. The starters arrived 30 minutes later than the main entrees, and so did the bread! Impossible and pretentious!

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