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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: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 16
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just Middling

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
IrishMimi
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North London
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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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Inverness
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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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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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Zurich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We first had a drink there, and then returned for dinner. Great musicians playing, and food was not bad. The Church is very beautiful, as is the square. Definitely worth visiting, at least for a drink in the afternoon! :)

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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Split, Croatia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

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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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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