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Paladar Dona Blanquita

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Paseo de Marti No 158 btwn Colon & Refugio, Havana, Cuba
(537) 867 4958
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12:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place with a balcony overlooking the park

This is a lovely little place which hasn't made it into the guidebooks yet so it was easy to get a table without a booking. Food in Cuba wasn't great overall but this place was mid-price and no worse than some of the more expensive options we tried. Service was friendly and attentive, they also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
JuliaL0nd0n
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London, United Kingdom
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Lillehammer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Fantastic surroundings, a great view and probably some of the best food you will get in Havana. That is if you like proper well made food without fuzz. The best food we had in Havana.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a lovely little place which hasn't made it into the guidebooks yet so it was easy to get a table without a booking. Food in Cuba wasn't great overall but this place was mid-price and no worse than some of the more expensive options we tried. Service was friendly and attentive, they also didn't mind some people coming... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We ate here on our last night in Havana and really liked it. We shared an entree and had a side of fried Yuca and sleeping beans and rice. The portions are big so I would suggest sharing unless you are famished. The yuca fries were perfect! Soft on the inside, crunchy on the outside. I had the roasted chicken... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Service was OK. View was great on the patio but they aren't very good about letting you sit in the better spots. Ropa vieja had good flavor but really chewy meat.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stumbled across this place and it was really good! The building itself is the (well-maintained) family home and the food is homemade. Excellent flan (creme caramel). The vegetable soup was very fresh and the veggies were crisp, not boiled to death. The flavours were excellent, the atmosphere peaceful and the breeze on the balcony as delicious as the food.... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Food was ok, nice alternative to a standard restaurant. It looks like you are eating in somebody's living room. Compared to other restaurants we dined in it was 3 times more expensive and really the food was not worth it.

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Atmosphere was rustic and roomy. Looked appealing even before the food came. I had the Pork-chop and garlic plate, which was enough for 2 people, and expertly prepared. Came with Cuban Style rice and beans and a salad. I was very satisfied with this meal and would recommend it to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Me and a friend went to Dona Blanquita because of the recommendation of Roberto Quintela, which is the owner of a lovely casa particular in Havana Vieja. Specially if you compare the food and prices to other restaurants in the city, you will love this place. I had a really good plate of lobsters, rice and viandas for 15 cuc.... More 

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Vista Alegre
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Located off the Prado on the second floor up a steep staircase you exit into a charming restaurant with inside and balcony dining. We brought our own bottle of wine to celebrate a birthday, didn't charge a corkage fee. Hubby had the lamb prepared a la oso buco and I had the grilled lobster tail. Both had fresh carrots and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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Additional Information about Paladar Dona Blanquita

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

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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: Caribbean, 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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