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La Imprenta

Calle Mercaderes No. 208, Havana, Cuba
864-9581
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Ranked #85 of 454 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This restaurant deserves a listing.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: This restaurant deserves a listing.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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2,308 reviews 2,308 reviews
1,296 restaurant reviews
930 helpful votes 930 helpful votes
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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Nottingham
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96 reviews 96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was our local bar whislt stopping at the Meson de Flota. We ate here one lunchtime and the food was tasty. Most of the staff were friendly and the drinks were reasonably priced. It was interesting to see some of the old printing equipment displayed in the bar.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went for dinner and ordered kebabs and drinks. Service was really slow and food took so long to arrive on table. Moreover, the meat wasn't tender or tasty. The setting though is very nice, as well as the atmosphere. It is usually full, so plan in advance.

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Berlin, Germany
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Though not a paladar this restaurant offered the best camarones I had while visiting Havana. The service was a little bit slow as we were late but all in all we have had a very fine dinner in this nice restaurant.

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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

ate as part of a group: chicken is served in a red/tomato sauce: very flavorful; my friend had fish dish which she enjoyed as well... ambience very pleasant and staff quite accommodating...

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant is an old printing house and has a number of antiquated pieces of machinery as decorations. It also has intriguing newer printing inspired decorative touches and a pleasant open courtyard in the middle. The food we had was very nice, although there were a few things on the menu they didn't have. The only improvement could have been... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I go there whenever I'm in Havana. The venue is quite original with many old printing presses and other equipment. The seats are in the shape of letters so it's visually very interesting and the restaurant area is open to a small garden area and Mark Escher style of steps leading nowhere. Food is good and inexpensive, served by fairly... More

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london
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The La Imprenta is a fomer printing works and the interior is amazing, to rival any restaurant in major cities aroud the World. The food is excellent and at reasonable prices. The staff are very welcoming and again excellent. I would go back every week if it was in London.

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Manchester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Food was excellent, I had the chicken curry which was like the curry my boyfriends nana cooks (she is Caribbean). The restaurant itself was really nicely decorated staff spoke limited English but they were still helpful and friendly, worth a visit and highly recommended.

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