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“Buena Vista Social Club Night” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Taberna

Cafe Taberna
Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil (Teniente Rey), Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #55 of 332 restaurants in Havana
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Essex, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Buena Vista Social Club Night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Wonderful atmosphere and a great show, loved the older members particularly. Drinks were fine as was food.

Visited April 2013
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Athens, Greece
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Very Good, Expensive but Good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We ate here the first night in havana and we saw Buena Vista Social Club. The live was great and the lobster also. The price was about 50 $ but havana is expensive anyway so it worth it

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“What a night!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This place is a gem! It was recommended to us by a local taxi driver who drove us into town. It was 30 CUC each for entry and we got 3 cocktails included. The venue was absolutely buzzing, everyone was up clapping and dancing Salsa down the aisles. Absolutely fantastic. The music was incredible!! Exceptional Cuban experience!!! A*****

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Best night in Havana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

If you enjoy The Buena Vista Social Club's music then this is the place to go.
Paid 40 CUCs each for 2 cocktails and a 3 course meal and the entertainment. Well worth the money.
The food was ok.My husband is a vegetarian and they made a special meal for him. But it's the music you come for and that was fantastic. If you can only spend one evening in Havana this should be the place to go.

Visited August 2012
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“Not very exciting for lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

In the evenings this is the home of the famous Buena Vista Social Club musicians (or rather their successors), but we happened to have lunch in Café Taberna. If you’re walking around in Old Havana this is a reasonable option, with rather mediocre food, and a live show: a band with a dancing couple. The place is clean, the service fast and friendly, prices not too high for such an obviously touristic place.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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