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El Chanchullero de Tapas

Caribbean, Spanish, Tapas, Cuban
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Teniente Rey, 457A bajos | Plaza El Cristo Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
537 861 0915
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Sun - Mon 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 241
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 1
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I love this place!

My friend and I stumbled across this place and ended up back several times during our stay in Havana. My favourite food of anywhere in the Old Town and the best mango juice! Loved the atmosphere and the unassuming entrance. Good, friendly service too, which is something that shouldn't be taken for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My friend and I stumbled across this place and ended up back several times during our stay in Havana. My favourite food of anywhere in the Old Town and the best mango juice! Loved the atmosphere and the unassuming entrance. Good, friendly service too, which is something that shouldn't be taken for granted when in Cuba.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, good food, good and friendly service at a very good price. A must in the Old town.

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great place, excelent food, music , tapas, near the place we stay ( reservas el cristo ), we eat fried chicken and shrymp...and all we try is amazing.

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UAE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We just happened to come across this very unassuming, small place as it was down the road from the casa we were staying in and we were THRILLED to have found it. A small, alternative, out of the way, eclectic, interesting place serving FANTASTIC food and drinks. Their 'motto', for lack of a better word, is that Hemingway NEVER came... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We found this place to be great as a restaurant and even better as a bar - after eating we spent about 4 hours drinking cocktails upstairs. From memory I think a (generous) Cuba Libre was around $1.50, meaning food and 4 hours of drinking cost us less than $20 each. The food is basic (as always in Cuba) but... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place got crowded quickly and the food is the reason why. Great food and atmosphere. The wait is worth the experience.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

One recommendation: be there at opening or be ready to wait. Very interesting but not a/c restaurant. Inexpensive but good. We also enjoyed their Mojito and Daiquiry

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Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Me and my friend stumbled across this place while walking into the Old Town for food. Decent lines outside for dinner. We had amazing Mojitos by the bar while we waited for our food & joined a nice English couple at their table because their was space for 2. The food was amazing with rich flavours (a pleasant surprise after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A cosy bohemian place, where We stoped by for lunch. We both ordered a simple grilled fish with generous salad, (avocado lettuce and tomato). We were surprised by the quality of the products that were served, and the perfectly cooked fish fillet. Also the service was fast and efficient. Probably the best mojito we had in havana and Definitely one... More 

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Oakland, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I couldn't believe it when I saw a hipster restaurant in Havana. If you had told me that I was in the Mission District in San Francisco, I would have said, "Yeah, duh." Bow-ties? Check. Facial hair? Check. Reggae-electronica elevator music? Absolutely. The food is great, the atmosphere is great and the staff are nice. They let me take a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Teniente Rey, 457A bajos | Plaza El Cristo Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 537 861 0915

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Tapas, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?