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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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  • 7
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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
Most recent review
EXCELLENT! Beautiful Decor and Most Delicious Lobster.

Best presentation of Lobster Dinner for 2. It includes a very large lobster, shrimp and other fish. IT was so delicious and so big. Great value for the money you spend. The Lobster was magnificent and the presentation was so beautiful. The owner, Chef Cristobal came out to meet us and spent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Boca Raton, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Best presentation of Lobster Dinner for 2. It includes a very large lobster, shrimp and other fish. IT was so delicious and so big. Great value for the money you spend. The Lobster was magnificent and the presentation was so beautiful. The owner, Chef Cristobal came out to meet us and spent quite a bit of time with us. You... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Wonderful house and great food. The service was spot on and very friendly. The freshness could be tasted in everything that we ate. Make reservations early because they do fill up and enjoy a great Havana experience!

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Los Angeles, California
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298 reviews 298 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our group was seated in two adjoining rooms , each of which was eclectically decorated with pictures and religious artifacts. We were greeted on arrival by Luis who did a great job making us welcome and explaining the menu. Chef Cristobal came out to greet us as well. The meal ws delicious and all the men in my group were... More 

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San Rafael, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The lamb stew is delicious, the service is great and the little rooms are decorated with tons of interesting memorabilia and an impressive collection of clocks. LOVED it!

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Paladars are the places to eat in Cuba and the San Cristobel is a very good example of a lovely paladar. The building is steeped in history as reflected in the décor. Better still is the food and drink, served by happy attentive staff. If the menu is a bit restricted, this is more than made up for by the... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A nice meal at very good value in a pleasant internal setting. Service was of a high standard provided by very friendly staff

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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

This was a very special experience for us. Historic, eclectic, classic interior. Several smaller group dining areas rather than one huge dining room - special, and better noise control. Fantastic food; beautiful presentation. I had a lamb stew - best of my life. Service was impeccable. Chef came out to meet us and was all smiles and happy to have... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This place screams Havana. The atmosphere is fantastic and the food is great too. We had a fantastic group dinner in their front room. The manager was also so great to work with. Highly recommend.

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Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

This paladar is private restaurant, a paladar, amazing food and amazing things inside this restaurant, very famous!! The chef is amazing!!! The lobster takes your breath away, the presentation of the dishes... Wow... The malanga purée, everything was just perfect!!! At the end because our friends were already regular customers, the chef gave us on the house two bottles of... More 

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Oslo
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My preference is usually something a bit hipper and creative, but of the more conservative restaurants in Habana this is the one I would recommend. Nobody in Habana beats their fish dishes, the service is good and they have a reasonable selection of wine. Even their wine by glass is drinkable. The main attraction though might be the old world... More 

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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: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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