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Palacio de Valle

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Calle 37 esq. a Ave.0, Punta Gorda, Cienfuegos 10471, Cuba
(5343) 24-51226
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Enjoy the building.

Poor example of predictable food served in an entirely disinterested manner. The glorious building is far and away the best part of this experience.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Laura G
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Lannemezan, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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  • Late Night
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Lannemezan, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Poor example of predictable food served in an entirely disinterested manner. The glorious building is far and away the best part of this experience.

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san francisco, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Amazing architecture. It is a treat to go inside the building to have lunch and listen to the Cuban music. Be sure and look around at the woodwork; it is exquisite. The food, however, is disappointing just average and not worth the prices that are charged.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Our party of eighteen people sat down to a lovely meal at this restaurant. We were offered a reasonably good selection of meat, fish and wine and we were not disappointed. Just one thing wrong, we think the waiters could have tried harder and maybe smiled now and again.

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Gloucester, UK
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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The building is of course breathtaking and we sat in what feels like a Moorish palace to eat which in itself was an experience. The staff were helpful and pleasant. The food was fairly standard by Cuban standards. We mainly went because they advertised proper potato chips on their menu and as you can't really get them anywhere, we decided... More 

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Boston, MA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The palace itself is beautiful and looks like a building right out of Morocco. The woodwork is carved in intricate patterns that look amazing. My husband and I had fish for dinner and it was delicious, moist and flaky. A meal here is a special treat.

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canberra
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

i agree with the previous review by Lincoln of the UK. we all know good food is hard to find in cuba..but this restaurant was particularly disappointing and expensively disappointing, however they will continue to do a good trade with bus tours and hotels guests from hotel jagua, next door. the building is STUNNING..and worth taking a look at- a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The drinks here are good, but the view from the rooftop patio is the reason to go. You can see across Cienfuegos. In the evenings they have live music and the table service is good, if a bit slow. Like I said, the views are the reason to go. The architecture is the other reason. A mishmash of styles, it... More 

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Athens, Greece
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297 reviews 297 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It Is rather a mansion near the sea which nowadays hosts a restaurant and bar.It is permitted to go inside to take photos.You can also climb to the roof to take panoramic photos of the area.For those who like the architectural style either way the visit won't take long!

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Jaco, Costa Rica
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This former mansion is now a restaurant with a roof top bar. It is located right beside Jagua Hotel. We went to tour the building and were charged an entrance fee of $2/person which includes a drink at the roof top bar ($4 value how can you beat that!!!). The moorish detail, the grand marble staircase and the spiral staircase... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Lovely place but were disappointed with the food which was bland and tasteless, the prices were expensive and did not include the side dishes such as rice and salad. service was slow and the waiter was very nonchalant! Wouldn't bother to go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 37 esq. a Ave.0, Punta Gorda, Cienfuegos 10471, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Cienfuegos Province  >  Cienfuegos
  • Phone Number: (5343) 24-51226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 20

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