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La Imprenta

Calle Mercaderes No. 208, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #85 of 454 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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2,342 reviews 2,342 reviews
1,312 restaurant reviews
969 helpful votes 969 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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Top Contributor
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
63 helpful votes 63 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
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 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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