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El Aljibe

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Caribbean, Chicken Wings, Cuban
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Calle 7ma | entre 24 y 26, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
204-1583/4
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tropical Setting

Nice restaurant, good music, a nice introduction to Cuban foods. The restaurant handled our group of 46 without a problem. Glass enclosed restaurant surrounded by trees and other vegetation. Give yourself time to walk around the small park in which the restaurant is located. .

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Peter L
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Lubbock
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Bronx, New York
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Although the menu may be a set one, the food was delicious. The chicken and rice was thoroughly cooked and there's even a cigar shop conveniently located nearby.

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old town
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I would not travel to Cuba for the food, but El Aljibe is exactly what traditional Cuban food should be. Served family style, all you can eat plantain chips, mojo chicken, black beans, rice and plantanos. It doesn't get much better than this.

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Lubbock
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72 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Nice restaurant, good music, a nice introduction to Cuban foods. The restaurant handled our group of 46 without a problem. Glass enclosed restaurant surrounded by trees and other vegetation. Give yourself time to walk around the small park in which the restaurant is located. .

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you say Cuba, you say Beans, Rice and Chicken. You just can't get around it. However it will come in different qualities throughout Cuba. At El Aljive they serve the best succulent chicken combined with bean stew that is just delicious! so even if you are no fan of beans and rice you just have to try this, it... More 

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Bonaire, GA
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Our tour group had lunch here and everyone agreed the black beans and rice were the best we had...and we had plenty. The service could have been better, not sure they really enjoyed having a large group (25).

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Wonderful meal and service. We were told by our guide that this restaurant has been run by the same family for generations even though it is owned by the government since the Revolution.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant comes from a second and third generation of old restaurant management, even its a government run restaurant, they know what they are doing, limited but outstanding menu, please go for the typical menu, white rice, black beans, roasted chicken and secret sauce, timeless and still the best in Havana

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

There aren't many, and this is a nice one! Quite large, with an extensive menu as well. The food was very tasty. Music, of course, and a wine cellar with interesting selections.

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Key West, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This was the best meal I had in Havana. The tiki-hut theme seemed more Hawaiian than Cuban but it just added to the overall pleasant ambience. Chicken is their specialty, and it was served with black beans and rice. It was succulent and delicious! I had the coconut ice cream for dessert which was amazing as well. They also have... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

The ambience is really cute. It provides a nice shade during the hot days. The portions are gigantic and delicious. Try out their chicken with rice, beans, potatoes, salad and some stuffed, breaded semi sweet things.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 7ma | entre 24 y 26, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 204-1583/4

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Chicken Wings, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?