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La Imprenta

#119 of 471 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
International
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Calle Mercaderes No. 208, Havana, Cuba
864-9581
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 71
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  • 89
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
loved the ambiance

being a designer, and loving letters... i loved la imprenta's ( print shop) image and decorations so it was a lovely place to be in, the chairs are shaped as letters, and some have phrases on their backs, they have an original letter press ... the food and service were just ok.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Gualaguises
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Monterrey, Mexico
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Monterrey, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

being a designer, and loving letters... i loved la imprenta's ( print shop) image and decorations so it was a lovely place to be in, the chairs are shaped as letters, and some have phrases on their backs, they have an original letter press ... the food and service were just ok.

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Timboon, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We enjoyed our lunch at this restaurant. It was situated in the old city close to attractions. Food very nicely presented & delicious. Drinks were well priced & cold.

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Wokingham, Berkshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Looked great from the outside so thought we would give it a go. Really wished we had just walked past. Wife ordered soup followed by chicken salad. Brought the salad first most of which she left as the chicken tasted bad! As some one who eats soup non stop even she said how can they mess up a vegetable soup... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We randomly nipped in here for a spot of quick lunch before our next transfer out of the city and found that we were pleasantly surprised. We had previously experienced mediocre food in the city and this place was a refreshing change. We had the lamb stew and the frutti di mare which we were both very pleased with as... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Went into this restaurant as escape from heat of the city. Food was OK, but nothing special. I had shrimps, my husband had fish. No aircon, but pleasant shady courtyard.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Housed in an old printing works, it makes for a good ambience. The food ranges from excellent to ordinary - depending on your choices. I had the lamb stew, which was nice, but the salad was awful. Worth a look.

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Herts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This place was a mixed bag. The stewed lamb was very good and the kebabs were fine. The chicken curry was not anything I would recognise as curry. A pepper, serrano ham and blue cheese salad was pretty horrible, with hardly any serrano. The spaghetti frutti di mare was nice. The atmosphere of the place was good - it is... More 

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Havana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Has nothing to do with similar places (restaurants). You should ask for Chateau Steak, it tastes like heaven.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The food is nice here but the main reason we kept returning is the cocktails. OK, I know no self-respecting bartender is mean with the rum in Cuba but the guy behind the bar here pours from the elbow. 2 cocktails each before lunch and we were as silly as sheep and all for the price of one far inferior... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Rarely eat lobster but it almost seems a staple diet for visitors - mostly they were over-cooked but La Imprenta did it well - went back for lunch and enjoyed the shrimp. Lovely open setting in an old building - good service and they know how to make a mojito.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Mercaderes No. 208, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 864-9581

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Description

This restaurant deserves a listing.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?