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El Aljibe

Calle 7ma | entre 24 y 26, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
204-1583/4
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Ranked #73 of 357 restaurants in Havana
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
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English first
Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

family run, open air restaurant serving grilled chicken specialty (with bean and rice, potato and yucca): all delicious and well cooked. staff: pleasant and efficient. nice experience!

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Had I found this sooner during my trip, I would have insisted on visiting again. I still think of this place sometimes when I crave grilled chicken. The restaurant offers a lovely, comfortable open air dining room and an opportunity to taste traditional Cuban food at its finest. Do not miss this one!

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florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The chicken is fab! So moist and served with a wonderful gravy. Of course beans and rice too:-) We had a platter of appetizers that were fried, and very tasty. Potatoes, yam and something else unknown:-) Dessert was guava ice cream with caramel sauce. YUM! The only distraction was that the restaurant has the look and feel of Hawaii. Go... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a most pleasant restaurant with thatched roof and open sides. Their chicken is outstanding, especially when served with black beans and rice. Our group found the service excellent and friendly.

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Atlanta
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This restaurant is quite large but offers average food. That is not to say it is bad, just nothing to write home about. Within a short walk from the restaurant are a number of embassies with great architecture.

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CA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Excellent food! The chicken was GREAT! Severed family style with rice & beans. Music entertainment was very good as well. In a very nice family neighborhood. This paladar knows how to do it.

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boulder, colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a government run restaurant catering to large tourist groups. In spite of this, the food, especially the chicken is wonderful

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Sonoma, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Another staple in Havana! It's been there forever, and although there are lots of new restaurants and paladar es to try, El Aljibe hits a home run every time! The juicy chicken in it's "secret" citrus sauce, and unlimited rice and beans! My mouth starts watering when I think about the beans. They are the best! The vibe is festive,... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

For a stop off after a couple of days in Havana, surprisingly good food and more traditional than i thought it would be. There was a little confusion on who had what but it was worth the wait !! black eye peas mmm....

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New Brunswick
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I do my best to make it to this spot everytime I am in Havana. Traditional Cuban food done perfectly. The roast chicken dinner is basically the only thing on the menu and the rice & beans that come with it are so delicious! This is one of the most famous restaurants in Cuba. Dos Gardenas bar is next door... More

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