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Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
(0)7 861 8504
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Ranked #188 of 463 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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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Address: Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: (0)7 861 8504
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Cuisine: Cuban

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