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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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  • 36
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We had dinner in the garden of Palacio de Valle. The place is classy and very romantic and offers live music...with the opportunity to play with the band :-) !!. The food - BBQ pork + rice + typical Cuban food + vegs + dessert - was fresh and very tasty...and it cost us only $ 12.00 pp; being a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

We went to dinner here on the basis that it was advertised as fine dining in a stunning building. The food was decidedly average and was plainly geared for the busloads of European tourists who were there. Service was patchy. I had better food, larger servings and for less cost at a beach cafe at Playa Santa Maria a couple... More 

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Inverness
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61 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were able to tour this amazing building (which is reputed to have cost over $11m in its day) whilst waiting for our lunchtime 'slot' at a nearby restaurant. The views from the rooftop, accessed via a circular staircase are well worth the visit alone, and there is a bar at the top after your climb! We returned for dinner... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were recommended to go to Palacio de Valle for late night drinks. We arrived at 21.30h and the roof terrace was already closed. We returned the next morning to look at the building. You can only visit the ground floor and the roof terrace. The staff were unfriendly and unhelpful. The restaurant is frequented by tour groups.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We just dropped into the hotel as part of a Cuban experience tour - views from the top were lovely. It would have been wonderful to have stayed there as the interior looks great.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had dinner in the garden of Palacio de Valle. The place is classy and very romantic and offers live music...with the opportunity to play with the band :-) !!. The food - BBQ pork + rice + typical Cuban food + vegs + dessert - was fresh and very tasty...and it cost us only $ 12.00 pp; being a... More 

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cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We walked down to this restaurant from Casa Martha Pena. The food was delicious and the service really good. A bit more formal than some of the other places we have been to in Cienfuegos and matched by a really good meal.

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Montreal
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Had no chance (or $) to eat here. Disappointing that real fruit juices were not part of the offering on the amazing roof terrace. Great views, incredible architecture. Great place to take photos.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Built in 1917 this amazing building is now used as a restaurant which, when our group visited, looked as though it was a popular spot for tour group dining. The architecture and décor of the building are reason enough to stop. The food was just fine...fish, meat, chicken...and plentiful. The service was quick and I had the feeling the wait... More 

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Hautes-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

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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21 helpful votes 21 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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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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