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El Aljibe

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Calle 7ma | entre 24 y 26, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
204-1583/4
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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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
Most recent review
Another great place

our last day, we asked for the specialty, the all you can eat roasted chicke, rice and beans and viandas!!! Great food, great location, and good customer service!!! Very fast as well..

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

our last day, we asked for the specialty, the all you can eat roasted chicke, rice and beans and viandas!!! Great food, great location, and good customer service!!! Very fast as well..

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Saskatoon, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A great place to eat, we loved everything we ordered and some of us are picky eaters! A nice atmosphere and lovely people. A must try if you want to eat out while in Havana!

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Woerden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Don't expect a fancy menu or ambiance. Expect Cuban food that tastes great and friendly staff who will provide all the refills you'll want. The chicken and gravy here were probably the best we've tasted in Cuba.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The title of this review is true, we tried the rice with black beans and had to come back at night for more, its ok if you dont order anything else, just try this please.

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Toronto, Canada
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16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I used to travel to Havana-Cuba quite on bit on business during 2000-2002 - probably every other month for 3 days. On EVERY trip, we always went to El Aljibe one evening for dinner, and for good reasons: 1. Great local food.....although I just confess I always ordered the same thing - chicken with red beans and rice, the house... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The secret recipe roasted chicken is their specialty and it was better than most other places we ate on this tour. Of course there is always the big servings of white rice and beans to go with it. The open air restaurant itself is located in a nice residential area of Miramar. Jimmy Carter, Jack Nicholson and Danny Glover are... More 

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had dinner here twice while in Cuba. It seems to cater to a lot of tour groups but there were plenty of tables available and the service was very fast, which was an anomaly in Cuba-at least in our experience. The chicken is fantastic, as are the black beans and fried plantains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Enjoy the cuban and International cousin. Very good black beans soup and chicken. Good service and good price.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Our first meal in Cuba was a simple, but tasty dinner at El Ajibe. We would see many of the same menu items throughout our tour, but the family-style servings of chicken, rice, beans, sweet potatoes, fried plantains, chicken croquettes and coconut ice cream left everyone full and satisfied. Service was friendly and welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Although big and bustling, this is the place I come back to for wonderful comfort food-limited menu so specially seasoned chicken with frijoles and rice. Not much more, not fancy but delicious. It's located in lovely Miramar and makes a wonderful lunch stop when checking out Miramar.

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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: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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