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Cafe Lamparilla

Lamparilla, 54 | entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #151 of 463 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Lovely restaurant, great service, excellent food and portions, great value for money... I have been there 3 times in 2 days, enough said...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Cafe Lamparilla is just off the busy, pedestrian street - Marcanderes - which is the main tourist drag in Old Havana. So it provides a perfect stop for lunch or dinner after a walk, it's also a perfect for spot for people watching and getting a bit of hassle off passing touts and hawkers! If that bothers you, eat inside... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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112 restaurant reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

On our first visit, we had the lobster special... fantastic. On our second visit, we had a la carte meals... terrible We decided to return once more and have the lobster special again... just as great as our first visit. Recommendation: have the chef specials and avoid the rest of the menu. The seating outside was lovely and the live... More 

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England
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94 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

we ate inside because it was raining but we had earlier seen the table in the street and would have enjoyed eating outside. The staff were very welcoming and the drinks were some of the best and cheapest we had in Havana. Food was ok but nothing special. However it was v good vfm. I would go back when in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We at there in 2012 and then again in May 2014. The staff couldn't give a toss and it showed. The ordering took about 30 minutes and then another 30 minutes to get a sandwich. It is a cute location in a laneway, but the food is terrible.

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

Came here based on reviews on this site but the laneway was packed with large tables enjoying copious amounts of cheap beer. Persisted for a while but eventually moved around the corner to Parador which was more relaxing and quality.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Lovely location, and nice food at reasonable prices. Let down by a waiter who really just couldn't be bothered. He wasn't actively rude. He would acknowledge me when I asked to order or pay, but just would then continue to stand and talk to his friends for up to 10 minutes. Even when I could hear someone in the kitchen... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Located in a nice side street of Oficio this is a lovely little place in the old town. Charming atmosphere, and nice food in home cooking style. Nothing fancy but very tasty. And very well priced. You could get a menu of Ropa Vieja including drinks for 7 CUC. More elaborated main courses were around 5 or 6 CUC.

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Perth, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

For a government restaurant, this is good. We had the dinner special including 3 lobster tails which were very good. Our waitress was lovely and interested in answering our queries about old havana. She's spoke very good English.

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Grand Cayman
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We went here for tapas and a drink and found the service to be very bad - rude wait staff that barely made it over to the table to serve you (and we were polite). On the plus side the tapas were nice and we looked at others dining and the food did look very good.

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Address: Lamparilla, 54 | entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Cuisine: Cuban

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