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San Cristobal Paladar

San Rafael No 469, Havana, Cuba
860-1705
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Ranked #3 of 456 Restaurants in Havana
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We visited this place on recommendation of Trip Advisor - but were extremely disappointed. The food was very poor quality, the atmosphere was impersonal & cold- and the waiters only interested in "upselling' different dishes & drinks to increase their revenue. We spoke at the end to the owner about the poor quality food & disappointing experience & he simply... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We've just had dinner at San Cristobal Paladar and it has been the highlight of our trip to Havana so far. We hadn't booked (which is usually a necessity) but they managed to squeeze in. We couldn't have been more welcomed, every single member of staff was very friendly, attentive and went out of their way to make our dinner... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

When I first visited San Cristobal Paladar, I was more taken by the architectural interior, with every room like a museum of Cuban memorabilia from the fifties and earlier. The food is very good Cuban food with a few twists. Carlos, the cook and owner, looks more Jamaican than Cuban, and at the end of the meal he offers a... More

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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel and we were not disappointed! Wonderful food (and decent portions too) and interesting decor. There's something to look at in every corner. If you visit Havana, get a table here. One of the best places we ate in Cuba!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Would have gave 5 but as review title says the food is just ok, we had a special platter which the waiter recomended to us for 35 pesos which is high for cuban prices. It looked beautiful but tasted bland. The restauraunt is full if wonderfull decor & interesting things, many clocks& pictures, artifacts etc. The staff are lovely the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Cuba is much maligned for its food but the San Cristobal Paladar certainly bucks the trend providing the excellent warm service which we experienced throughout Cuba but also complemented by excellent food! We particularly enjoyed a lamb dish with fried plantain followed by a three chocolate desert. They kindly provide complementary rum and cigar as post prandials with a broach... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Fabulous meal here. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. Ray our waiter was so interested in our culture and country of origin and his command of english was excellent. Leonardo was a fabulous host and give us a guided tour of the premises, the history and architecture was fascinating- as was he, he is a fully qualified Psychiatrist! The... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We had a fantastic evening at this restaurant two weeks ago. We were treated like royalty from the minute we walked through the door and I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. We were a party of six and the atmosphere was lovely, lots of different places/rooms to eat in. The steak melted in our mouths and was excellent value... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This wins hands down as the best place to eat in Havanna. Book in advance to make sure you get in but do not leave Havana without going, you will not be disappointed. TIP - as this is reletively new not all taxi drivers know where it is, make sure you have the address handy before you go .

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We had such a lovely evening in this restaurant - we got one of the private rooms. The service was amazing, the food ample and surprisingly at the end of the trip the best value for money spent. Along the way there will be many places that will encourage you to eat with them with freebies offered and then you... More

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Additional Information about San Cristobal Paladar

Address: San Rafael No 469, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 860-1705
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Cuisine: Cuban

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