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Paladar Dona Blanquita

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Paseo de Marti No 158 btwn Colon & Refugio, Havana, Cuba
(537) 867 4958
Today
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic find!

We dined here by pure chance - another highly rated venue was booked out (amazing for Cuba), and as we had passed by this place on the way, we decided to return. We were fortunate to get the last table. Menu was slightly different to the general Cuban fare, but this was enough to make it very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Randall K
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Canberra, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We dined here by pure chance - another highly rated venue was booked out (amazing for Cuba), and as we had passed by this place on the way, we decided to return. We were fortunate to get the last table. Menu was slightly different to the general Cuban fare, but this was enough to make it very interesting. Both our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Had two good meals here. Found this restaurant at the start of our 26 day independent travel through Cuba. Great location and a very easy walk from Parque Central along the Prado. Had a great meal, chatted to the owner and enjoyed Ropa Vieja and a special Plantain dish. Sat outside on the terrace late one evening and had a... More 

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san francisco
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

In a town with a good cuisine hobbled by bad ingredients and indifferent execution, this restaurant was a refuge. We would try average to awful restaurants, but always came back here. The food is simple Cuban fare served in generous portions, but whoever is in the back actually cares. The service was attentive, the prices reasonable, the kitschy decor charming,... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Tripadvisor boasts an above average rating for this Paladar.  TripAdvisor has been misinformed. As mentioned in other reviews, Dona Blanquita is situated in a prime location with excellent views across the Paseo De Marti which many diners would pay top dollar for. Unfortunately, you can't eat the view. Instead, on the menu, one is faced with a selection of 'meats'.... More 

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Stockholm
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174 reviews 174 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Good food, rather large portions. Menu is rather international -- both Cuban and Italian as well as French and Spanish. Don't expect fine dining by European standards. We ate here two times during our stay in Havana and would definitely return next time as well.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A lovely little place with a balcony overlooking el Prase. My son and I ordered the specials. ....chicken in pinapple and beef in plantain. Great taste....and really different in flavour .....In Cuba imagination and available ingredients often make dishes very similar no matter where you go

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Atlanta
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I’ve been to many good restaurants and private paladars in Havana, but I want to offer an enthusiastic shout-out for this particular place. I’ve made 12 trips to Cuba since the year 2000, and I’ve eaten at Doña Blanquita’s probably a half-dozen times over the years, most recently in May of 2014. What started as a modest establishment has morphed... More 

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Phuket
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I had a pleasure to eat my dinner there during my holidays. Place is nicely decorated; there is even a fireplace with fire-like light :) Wide selection of food from sea food to European. I got the biggest Vienna schnitzel ever. Few tables are in a balcony with good town view. Place I would definitely visit again If I went... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went there on our first evening just by accident. Took Chicken+ Moros y Cristianos + Mojito. Rice was too salty and chicken Ok. Drink was average. Overall You can grab some food here, but dont expect much.

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed at the Seville hotel during our first visit and the Park View during our latest visit and this paladar is less than five-minute’s walk from both hotels. For us, this restaurant feels like “home cooking away from home”, the true spirit of a paladar. The food is fresh, well prepared and the service is always friendly and courteous.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Paseo de Marti No 158 btwn Colon & Refugio, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: (537) 867 4958

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 pm

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