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Paladar Los Mercaderes

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Caribbean, International, Cuban
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Calle Mercaderes #207 | e/ Lamparilla y Amargura, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8612437
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our restaurant is located in the center of OLD HAVANA in a beautifully...
Our restaurant is located in the center of OLD HAVANA in a beautifully renovated colonial house built circa 1890. It has 3 salons, each with unique decorations, fabulous furnishings and signature tiles. There are also frescos from 1905 on all of the walls which brings an added facet to the style of the restaurant. Our beautiful interior hanging garden adds an enticing and pleasant ambience to your dining experience. Please join us and enjoy fabulous food, friendly service, great beverages and all the best of old Havana.
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  • 583
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    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent in Every Way

This was by far the best meal I had in all of Cuba. The restaurant is beautiful and spacious. There are plants and interesting pictures all around. The service was impeccable, and the wait staff was the most attentive I saw during our stay throughout Cuba. Everyone had a smile on their face, we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Whitney W
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This was by far the best meal I had in all of Cuba. The restaurant is beautiful and spacious. There are plants and interesting pictures all around. The service was impeccable, and the wait staff was the most attentive I saw during our stay throughout Cuba. Everyone had a smile on their face, we were served immediately upon being seated,... More 

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21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This paladar is probably a great example of how limited entrepreneurialism is transforming Cuban tourism. As we were checking out the state-run restaurant across the road, a polite hawker for Los Mercaderes simply asked us to look his place up in Lonely Planet, which we had in hand. He even knew the page number and paragraph! We checked it out,... More 

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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57 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a fantastic restaurant run by friendly people who provide a great experience for diners. The food is excellent - great flavours and nicely presented by friendly and helpful staff. We had the lunchtime special menu which was brilliant value: 3 courses with a drink for about £10. There's also entertainment from a lovely singer and her two accompanists... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were lucky to eat here on the28/2/15 it was so nice. All the staff were attentive and helpful the owner came over and explained about his restaurant, the musicians on the balcony were fantastic. A wide selection on the menu with a variety of prices, the food was excellent. The rose petals up the stairs to the restaurant and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We enjoyed fabulous food,(especially the chocolate dessert), and great music! Service fantastic too.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

There was a nice buzz to the restaurant with friendly service and a live musician. Rose petals and candles on the stairs was a nice touch and we were warmly welcomed by the chap who waited with the menus on the street. Food was OK but not amazing. I had the lobster with pineapple sauce which I found too sweet... More 

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47 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

After having been met at the open front door and having our reservation confirmed we were accompanied up a long staircase to the dining room (both indoor and terrace). The historic building that houses the restaurant provides a tranquil ambiance that sets the mood for fine dining. The wait staff was cordial and attentive. When we mentioned that we needed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A lovely building and great atmosphere. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was good but not exceptional. Well worth a visit

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46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We were recommended to this restaurant (Paladar) and it was well worth the visit. Good food, excellent service and beautiful ambiance. Reasonably priced food, large portions and good wine list. Great touch with a choice of reading glasses, to help you read the menu in case you forgot yours,offered in a COHIBA cigar box! Book in advance as it is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Ok, I am biased with this review as I had been deprived of spicy food for over a week. Went alone and had a lobster coctail (large portion, lots of lobster) which was very nice except the lobster was a little overcooked (what else is new, it is Havana). Main course of Seafood Stew in style of Santiago de Cuba.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Mercaderes #207 | e/ Lamparilla y Amargura, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8612437

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 33
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, International, Cuban

Description

Our restaurant is located in the center of OLD HAVANA in a beautifully renovated colonial house built circa 1890. It has 3 salons, each with unique decorations, fabulous furnishings and signature tiles. There are also frescos from 1905 on all of the walls which brings an added facet to the style of the restaurant. Our beautiful interior hanging garden adds an enticing and pleasant ambience to your dining experience. Please join us and enjoy fabulous food, friendly service, great beverages and all the best of old Havana.

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