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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: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Did not eat here - enjoyed exploring and views from the incredible mansion

What a wonderful surprise. This was next to our hotel - Hotel Java. We found out it was also owned by the hotel. We were made welcome to walk through the grand building and climb to the rooftop and to the top of the "turret' for an eagle eye view and great photos. There are lots of stairs, some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Barb1322
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Clearwater, FL
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Clearwater, FL
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a wonderful surprise. This was next to our hotel - Hotel Java. We found out it was also owned by the hotel. We were made welcome to walk through the grand building and climb to the rooftop and to the top of the "turret' for an eagle eye view and great photos. There are lots of stairs, some winding... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was a good place to eat in the evening. Not much of the variety as in the regular beach hotels. There was some entertainment. good architecture .

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

If the architecture doesn't blow you away, try the roast pig. This tribute to love is one of the better restaurants in the area.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

An eclectic late 1910’s palace, lavishly decorated with Neo-Moorish, Venetian and Gothic motifs, often compared to the Alhambra Palace in Spain, the most beautiful home ever built in Cuba and the result of a sugar baron’s vast fortunes. It houses a magnificent seafood restaurant at the moment.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Placido de Valle is a mixture of architectural design. Very interesting but most of the building is closed to the tourism. Only the first floor and the roof where open when I visited the site. Is a spectacular place for those interested in Art and architecture. The food isn't great. There are a lady in a piano who play some... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

An eclectic late 1910’s palace, lavishly decorated with Neo-Moorish, Venetian and Gothic motifs, often compared to the Alhambra Palace in Spain, the most beautiful home ever built in Cuba and the result of a sugar baron’s vast fortunes. It houses a magnificent seafood restaurant at the moment.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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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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