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Calle J No. 257 e/15 y Linea, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
537 8321576
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Ranked #62 of 476 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: French, Bar, Bistro, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Poetry in concept, flame in the heart, the stone shell can not contain the light of our spaces. Come to a restaurant to walk with bare feet and face in the clouds. Designed, served, cooked, passionate.

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Singapore, Singapore
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309 reviews 309 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited this place at lunch time. The staff are great, the place is beautifull. I ordered Squid as a starter but I just could not eat it as it had not been cooked enough. The rest of the food was disappointing. I have the feeling that the Chef was not on duty. Anyway I believe it was an unlucky... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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134 reviews 134 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This modern renovation of a period house was the most beautiful of the restaurants in which we dined in Havana. There was also a special art exhibit on the walls when we were there. The food was delicious and the service was good.

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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

This restaurant also offers accommodation but without our guide book (Time Out, edition 2005), we would never find it. There is no sign for the accommodation, nor the restaurant. However, it a worthwhile trip to visit this restaurant. The prices were slightly above the price range we experienced but the quality of the food and the service was above reproach.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Superb place to dine - the food was excellent, service very friendly and the ambiance just extraordinary. The only negative point during our dinner was the loud music from the club or bar upstairs which really disturbed our conversations.

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Lower Keys, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

In the middle of a residential block, a blue gem of a restaurant. Snapper cooked perfectly resting on a pumpkin puree was but one of four great offerings we tried. The service was excellent and staff spoke English. The atmosphere was modern yet rested in a high ceilinged old home with artistic highlights. go and enjoy!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is a beautiful place to dine in Havana. The service was the superb. The lamb was tasty. Had a really nice evening. Felt very comfortable dinning here.

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Boulder, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Wow- what a find. I brought a group of 11 here for the last meal of our trip, and it was worth it. The beautiful, high-ceiling, chandeliered interior makes it hard to believe you're in a residential neighborhood in Havana, with a panaderia selling white bread for ten cents just across the street. The food was excellent, especially the lobster.... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Beautiful Restaurant Great artwork and very interesting and beautiful bathrooms The appitizers and my main course were so delicious. The fish had a very tasty sauce. I would highly recommend this restaurant. Great decor, beautiful setting, gorgeous art and a very delicious meal.

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Elmore, OH
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Our small group rented classic cars to take us to this Paladar which is a renovated home built in the 1880's and given to the present owners. Everyone chose different meals and some were excellent, such as our duck, and others were not so great, such as very dry chicken. The presentations were lovely and drinks good too. They even... More 

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147 reviews 147 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

it is not easy to find, you really need to have some landmarks as well as the address, but it is worth it. The restaurant is beautiful, they did an amazing reno of this beautiful old house. You will want to do a tour of the restaurant as part of your visit and make sure that you visit the bathrooms.... More 

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Address: Calle J No. 257 e/15 y Linea, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 537 8321576
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: French, Bar, Bistro, Fusion

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