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Bellomar

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Calle Virtudes #169 | At the corner of Amistad, Havana, Cuba
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Dining options: Lunch
Description: It's small but useful to know if you're a tourist, listed in Lonely Planet...
It's small but useful to know if you're a tourist, listed in Lonely Planet and other sites, and clearly well-visited. http://www.cubaabsolutely.com/travel/restaurant_havana/all_restaurant_havana.php http://www.tripwolf.com/en/guide/show/661643/Cuba/Havana/Havana/Centro/Bellomar
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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While the food at Bellomar is not impressive and is actually quite pricey compared to other paladars, the host's warmth made up for it. He was very friendly and even remembered us on our second visit. The popularity of this paladar may have to do with the fact there really isn't much around the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2014
andrez
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Toronto
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san francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My friends and I walking through Havana old streets came across this little place Mielo was standing outside smiled and invited us in for a beer he was charming and we made arrangements to return the next day for lunch At 1pm. The next day I went back to tell him we would late one hour. No Problema, so the... More 

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Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We followed the German Müller Guide (and TripAdvisor) to try this place and regretted it immediately as well as 1 day later. Our table was not very clean, however, the service friendly. After waiting a while, the served menu was of a horrible taste, sort of a smelly fish. Well, this may be a bit the way the Cubans cook... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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59 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Ate in this place off a Lonely Planet recommendation. Our first restaurant in Habana so we weren't fully sure what to expect on prices or service. Basically, don't go. The prices are extremely expensive for this type of food. Paladar is supposed to be a home-restaurant with very affordable prices for standard fair food. While the food was exactly what... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

While the food at Bellomar is not impressive and is actually quite pricey compared to other paladars, the host's warmth made up for it. He was very friendly and even remembered us on our second visit. The popularity of this paladar may have to do with the fact there really isn't much around the neighbourhood; also it probably appears in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We followed our Time Out Havana guidebook's advice and landed at Bellomar for lunch. We were the only patrons there. The owner was quite friendly, so even though the 15CUC per meal seemed steep, we decided to give it a shot. It was the worst food we ate during week in Havana. The owner recommended we order the house special... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

We found this little place in Lonely Planet and the comment was "great but why is it empty?" That was exactly our experience. We went back a second time with seasoned Cuba travellers and they said it was the best meal they had had. Everything is delicious, right down to the desserts. Had one of the best flans ever! Delightful... More 

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Rive-Sud de Montréal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Nous avons été plutôt déçus par le paladar Bellomar. Certes, la patronne est sympathique, la déco plutôt chouette et l’endroit ne manque pas d’ambiance. Toutefois, nous étions d’abord là pour manger! Nous n’avons pas apprécié le pain tranché, sec comme une biscotte… Et nous n’avons pas tellement aimé nos plats non plus. La viande de porc, hachée et servie dans... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

This is like the Hard Rock of Centro, mom-and-pop version. Honestly, we weren't really sure what to expect walking in here. We stayed in a casa around the corner, and always passed the friendly owners hanging out on their stoop. Once inside, we fought the urge to walk back out and settled into a table to take in all the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Virtudes #169 | At the corner of Amistad, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cuban

Description

It's small but useful to know if you're a tourist, listed in Lonely Planet and other sites, and clearly well-visited. http://www.cubaabsolutely.com/travel/restaurant_havana/all_restaurant_havana.php http://www.tripwolf.com/en/guide/show/661643/Cuba/Havana/Havana/Centro/Bellomar

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