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Paladar Dona Blanquita

Paseo de Marti No 158 btwn Colon & Refugio, Havana, Cuba
(537) 867 4958
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Ranked #196 of 445 restaurants in Havana
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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65% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This paladar on Prado has a wonderful balcony that is ideal for a romantic date or people watching. Food was good but way too greasy for my taste. I had the pulpos al ajillo with congrí and both had way too much fat. A bit pricey considering you can have a way better meal and price either at Los Nardos... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We booked a table at this restaurant based on a review in a guide-book and were not disappointed - You access the restaurant via a slightly dingy stairway but you then arrive at a charming small restaurant with a nice balcony where we were fortunate to sit. The food and service were excellent, and it was very cheap, especially given... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Fantastic location on the Prado in Havana and amazing food, good value for money. We ate there three times!

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Paso Robles, CA
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195 reviews 195 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Varied menu with good seafood; second floor views of Paseo del Prado. Attentive service and reasonable prices.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Cuban food has often been accused of being bland or tasteless. Those people must have missed Doña Blanquita. Located within walking distance of Parque Central and Museo de la Revolucion, Doña Blanquita offered one of the best culinary experiences I had in Cuba. They offered me a daily special which wasn't on any menu: skewered pork with a generous amount... More

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

If you want to see a traditional paladar this is a place to visit. The food was home made, huge portions. Make sure you book a table on the balcony, so you can enjoy the lovely view over Paseo de Marti. Although the food was average it was quite interesting experience.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Best advice is to get the price of a meal before hand. Paladars can be expensive, we had a 2 course meal for 4 adults, with drinks and paid about 50% above what we later found out was the average price of eating out in good restaurants...of which there are plenty in Havana. Dont be fooled into letting a taxi... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We found this on the first night. We saw the balcony was full from the outside so took it as a Good sign. There was a lot of waiting for the food and table but the kitsch decor kept us amused. When the menu came they didn't have much left so we asked for their recommendation of fish and garlic.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Walking the dark streets of Havana, looking for somewhere to eat which was typically Cuban, we came across the doorway and stairs leading to this little eatery with a charming balcony. We were a little nervous of what to order as the menus were mainly in Spanish. Anyway, the soup arrived after a long wait, (we had ordered this to... More

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bedford royaume uni
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

First night in Havana - nearest paladar to our hotel. Rock up to find terrace full so have a table in the main room. Place is rammed even though its a Monday night. And then the lobster turned up well 2 of them for £10 and that was just one meal. servoice friendly and my fish brochette was good too.... More

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