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“An experience but don't expect much from the show” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Cabaret Parisien

Cabaret Parisien
Calle 21 y O | at the Hotel Nacional, Havana 1040, Cuba
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Ranked #13 of 38 Activities in Havana
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Performances
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Sheffield
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“An experience but don't expect much from the show”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

If it wasn't for the show being in the hotel national with all the mafia history I would've been disappointed. The show is a lot of dancing and singing which you can't understand if you don't speak Spanish. You're cramped on to tables with other people and there is no opportunity to buy drinks once you're in the cabaret room. However I wanted to see the tropicana or this one and glad we chose this because it was indoors and not as expensive. The hotel national was great though and we saw they offered tours each day and so returned the following day for a free tour which turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip.

Visited March 2013
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Haifa, Israel
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32 attraction reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A coulerful pure enjoyment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

The parisien cabaret offers one a nice cultral expirence ,with very excelnt choreography as dancers change custome and style of music getting off stage and in stage ,adding to it the singers with there varity and very high vocal abilites all this take you to the charming magical place of the cabaret .first images and cultre influnce of Cuba the street sellers chimny cleaners ,cultre influnce as the spanish ,flamenco,the african influnce and the asian influnce,all this the mallting pot that created what is now days cuban cultre. later on they take the audienceto latin country as tango in argentina and mexican music etc,if you are in Havna dont miss it,
The price is very good comparing to other cabaretthat goes twice as highmthe range goes from 35 cuc to 60 depanding if u order supper also if not a free drink is included .

Visited February 2013
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Cheshire
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“An enjoyable evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We went as part of a package with a meal. It is not our usual form of entertainment but it was a very enjoyable evening.
Take time to have a look around the fabulous Hotel Nacional which is a great example of well preserved Art Deco architecture; and a little wander around the gardens with the historical fortress and cannons.
We opted for a traditional Cuban meal which after a lack of initial service was delicious and well accompanied with drinks.
The show itself was cramped but very well performed. I particularly enjoyed the Tango and the acrobats who did whow me.
As mentioned by others it is a fraction of the price of The Tropicana, at 40CUC each for the whole night, well worth the price.

Visited March 2013
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Cabaret Parisien was amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Cabaret Parisien was awesome! It was a wonderful night of entertainment, at a great value. I did the evening show package which included the buffet dinner. It was easily the best food I had the entire trip. The Red Snapper, along with everything else in the buffet was awesome. Servers were crabby, but apparently that's par for the course in Cuba. The show itself was amazing, as was the ambiance in and around the Hotel Nacional. The show was very entertaining - crazy, bright, over the top costumes, awesome dancing, etc. The hotel itself is a must see. Come early before the show, take photos, grab a drink and stroll the beautiful grounds. The show itself was super fun. Bring your camera and take some awesome photos of the show. It's not the same as Tropicana, but it also has a much smaller price tag. Nice bathroom, too. This seems like a weird thing to notice, but anyone who has been to Cuba understands what I'm talking about. Overall, it was well worth the money and I'd go back anytime.

Visited December 2012
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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24 attraction reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Old, not old-fashioned!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This was a second attempt we gave to Havana's cabaret-scene. And it was a mistake to go there. As well as Tropicana, this cabaret lacks sound engineer, costume designer, stage manager, director, choreographer, imagination and perspective. It really gives you the feeling that the show is 100% made for tourists (and not the best kind of them).

Visited February 2013
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