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San Cristobal Paladar

Travelers' Choice award winner
Caribbean, Cuban
As featured in One Day in Havana
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San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
860-1705
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Delightful restaurant

Don't miss this place, It is quite unique in its décor, several rooms full of history as well as courtyard , top marks for ambience. The food is great too, as well as the service. They all speak English and are very friendly. We went for lunch and loved it. Have to book as they are always full.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Historic paladar with high ceilings, Spanish tiles, old photos on the walls, comprising three rooms off the main corridor. Better to request a table in one of the rooms rather than in the central corridor, but check you are not assigned a room with a large, raucous group dining alongside you. The food is overrated by reviewers and expensive by... More 

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Havana, Cuba
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I was there with two friends in a bussines & pleasure dinner and we felt stunned by the decoration of the place, but the cuisine was very regular, the drinks mojito and two bloody marys were quietly normal and I think the vodka far from quality (Cuban vodka?) I think I'll never return there. Sorry....

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sydney,aus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Don't miss this place, It is quite unique in its décor, several rooms full of history as well as courtyard , top marks for ambience. The food is great too, as well as the service. They all speak English and are very friendly. We went for lunch and loved it. Have to book as they are always full.

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Dukhan, Al Jumaliyah, Qatar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We stumbled on this down one of the more run-down streets in Havana. It's a beautiful restaurant inside, decorated with all manner of things from old photos to millions of clocks. The service was second to none and the food was great for the price. Highly recommended.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Our Casa booked us into this restaurant at our request for a descent restaurant after a late arrival in Habana. The menu is quite extensive and the food and service was wonderful. A far cry from many other restaurants we visited in Cuba. At the moment service skills are not a priority for some! Our meals came quickly, it was... More 

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Ankara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Beautiful ambiance, nostalgic decoration, above average food for Havana, complementary cigars after the meal, friendly but polite staff. Overall suggested if you want to make a reservation for dinner.

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Granby, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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