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San Cristobal Paladar

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San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
860-1705
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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We visited this restaurant for lunch, based on the reviews from TripAdvisor. It certainly did not disappoint. Very interesting decor and friendly waiters. The doorman was a character, very friendly and speaking excellent english, which was a delight. We took advantage of the opportunity to ask him... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Stephanie S
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Granby, Quebec, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Granby, Quebec, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant for lunch, based on the reviews from TripAdvisor. It certainly did not disappoint. Very interesting decor and friendly waiters. The doorman was a character, very friendly and speaking excellent english, which was a delight. We took advantage of the opportunity to ask him some questions about the city. The food was delicious, we had the steak... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

BEST among the three top rated restaurants we visited during our stay in Havana. It is a bit out of the path of the touristic side and the street might look a bit dark at night, but it is completely safe and worthy to go for it. The service is outstanding, the place is very nice and the food was... More 

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Bonaire, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We chose this pleader from a list provided by our tour company and totally agree with the description of eclectic and eccentric. The room we were in was full of clocks and a wide assortment of pictures and nic nacs. The food was some of the best we had during our trip. Our server must have been new, he took... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very good one. The fish is big enough for one person and the meat prepared on na old fashioned sauce is very tasteful. At the end of the dine they offer Run and a cuban cigar.The restaurant is decorated with old photos and stuffs. Interesting.

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GENEVa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We came here with the help of your guides. The places looks nice and really special, the ambiance went really good. We had not done the booking and we had the chance to get a table for 5. We had great tapas (Mezada de la Casa) has a starter, we order one for two and it was really enough for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was one of the best meals we had in our 4 days trip to Havana. The ambiance and service are just great. It's worth to walk around the place. It has a fabulous decoration. We got there with no reservation (big mistake) but they handle to accommodate us. Our waitress Jorge Luis, made very good recommendations on food and... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great evening meal and good service we were recommended this paladar last year but unable to get booking, so made this our priority this year. The sharing appetizer we had to start was very good value at 6cuc and our mains were fantastic for Cuba. Lots of historic interesting pictures and antiques like a mini museum - well worth a... More 

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NorthBay
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The food was mediocre at best; at best! All four of us thought so. I had the fish, battered and fried, and it was bland as can be. My husband said that his was tasteless. After the meal, the waiter brought us cigars, a drink, a piece of jewelry and a strange plastic keychain, all for free. The whole thing... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is my third time dining at San Cristobal over the course of five years. The food, service, and ambiance are very good and consistent. I have always dined there with between six and ten adults. I have always gotten steak or a meat combo plate and gazpacho. My dining companions have ordered everything from lobster, to shrimp, to spaghetti... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Our first night in Cuba we ate at this gorgeous place. First off I could just tour around this restaurant. It has so much art, antiques, ceramics from 100 years ago. It is like time traveling. So many clocks on the wall, paintings and pictures and figurines that I have seen in my grandparents curios from 60-100 years past. The... More 

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Additional Information about San Cristobal Paladar

Address: San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 860-1705
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 860-1705

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

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