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San Cristobal Paladar

San Rafael No 469, Havana, Cuba
860-1705
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Ranked #2 of 331 restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The service was attentive and friendly and all the food was excellent. The maitre d' was keen to show us round the restaurant. They are obviously proud of what they have and want everyone to love it as much as they do.

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Menlo Park, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place, fantastic service and great food!! Carlos the owner gives a welcoming embrace. Graceful interior

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Island of Malta, Malta
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

what a nice place to enjoy good food and with friends is the best. The staff are very friendly.The inside is very beautiful like a museum..I live in Havana and i have visit many restaurants. So far this is the best! The steaks is very good, the oxtail, rope vieja and off couse seafood. if you book ask to be... More

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Brighton, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

This was the best meal we had in Cuba. The decor, service and food are exceptional. For a very reasonable price we had perfect steaks and seafood, the ambience is just lovely, the staff are very helpful and speak good English and we were all given cigars, brooches and liquers on the house. Incredible place. We fully recommend.

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Hollywood, FL
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

What a nice place to enjoy a meal. We went with a group and this place had been recommended to us and I can tell you it is a treasure. There are few privately owned businesses in Cuba but this one is terrific. The home was beautiful and the staff was the best we had in all of Havana. The... More

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Bristol Plastic Surgery
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40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

One of the best in Cuba. The steak was one of the best we have tasted anywhere in the world. The shared starter was also excellent.

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Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I brought a group of 11 here, and we loved it. The food was excellent, our servers were friendly, and the service was quick and responsive. Cristobal himself was generous and helpful, and we felt very welcome. The rundown street and plain front door make it even more fun- you can't believe the upscale interior, grand ceilings, and fine dining... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

San Cristobal offers traditional Cuban food in a very elegant setting. The week before we ate there it had been closed as Castro chose to entertain visiting heads of state for dinner at the restaurant, yet our dinner bill came to under $30 a head. The food was well executed if fairly plain and the service was very professional.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Following a recommendation from our Kuoni rep who booked the restaurant on our behalf. The first appearance of the area was a bit worrying, a run down area of Havana. However, upon stepping out of the taxi and into the restaurant all our fears disappeared. The welcome was warm and setting of the restaurant was immaculate. The food was of... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were recommended this place by our Kouni rep. We told a taxi from our hotel to this place and it was located in one of the many run down places in Havana. We were seated between two buildings with a metal corrugated roof above us. The quality of service was first class and the food was ok but not... More

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