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San Cristobal Paladar

San Rafael No 469, Havana, Cuba
860-1705
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Ranked #2 of 332 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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Sonoma, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I have been there a couple of times, and I have to say that the food is great, the service and attention is top notch, and what can you say about the location, location, location??!!! It is a fantastic, and super eclectic mix of iconic art, spanning religious genres, in a seemingly jumbled up mix, that really actually works, and... More

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pinner
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We came here twice in our recent trip to cuba. The service was very attentive and we received free rum and cigars at the end of the meal. The oxtail was mouthwatering and the Crete caramel one of the best I have tasted in cuba. Stay away from the steak you can get better elsewhere.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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

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

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

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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33 helpful votes 33 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 restaurant reviews
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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