Museo del Chocolate

Museo del Chocolate, Havana: Address, Phone Number, Museo del Chocolate Reviews: 4/5

Museo del Chocolate
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moineauQc
Quebec City, Canada3,557 contributions
Couples
dont go there in thinking to visit something but go there for buying its not too expensive and so tasty if you visit Havana you gonna pass in front for sure dont miss it!
Written December 3, 2012
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Patricia F
Rocklin, CA142 contributions
Friends
Not really a museum but cool, interesting and delicious. Visit and take time to read the brochure and look around the cafe. I recommend having it served cold.
Written July 2, 2019
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taarna_hendrix
Chelmsford, UK110 contributions
Couples
The name is a bit misleading, but it's quite nice to sip chocolate and look at the couple of exhibits they have of items used in the production of chocolate. The cold chocolate drink was perfect to cool down (it's also air conditioned) and we each got an animal made of chocolate. The price is more than fair. There is a couple of different drinks to choose from.
I wouldn't call this must see, but since it won't take you longer than 30 mins, pop in and sweeten your day with some chocolate
Written May 17, 2017
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DSWarren
Cloverdale, Canada114 contributions
Couples
I wasn't going to have anything here, but the A/C is so cold I had to stay to cool down. The washrooms are good as well...
The chocolate was good and there was a wide variety to sample.
Written June 1, 2016
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos cordiales
Written July 4, 2016
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Buscando_serendipia
Idaho Falls, ID56 contributions
Couples
in Havana, no less. Reasonable prices, too. So, it must be state run?.....like always, watch your bill for "creep".
Written February 9, 2015
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RenginKoOz
Istanbul, Turkey181 contributions
Couples
They only serve cold chocolatte-which is delicious but the milk did not worked for us as it was not pasteurized.
you can also buy chocolatte drops from the shop but not a piece of gold
Written June 1, 2014
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Warren K
Jersey, UK6 contributions
Couples
My wife and I stumbled upon this on our way back from the San Jose market on the sea front. Having been in Havana for a couple of days already the prospect of some handcrafted chocolate really got the taste buds tingling in anticipation.

Upon entering it became immediately clear it wasn't much of a museum, with a few glass cases with chocolate making paraphernalia dotted around the room. There were some women frantically emptying/filling with moulds at either end of the 'museum'. Ho-hum, but the hope of tasty chocolate remained, and perhaps even some chocolate cake.

We took a seat and viewed the menu which basically offers chocolate in the shape of various animals, a couple of cold chocolate drinks, one or two hot chocolate drinks, and a few different types of chocolate i.e. truffles.

I ordered a glass of cold chocolate drink, and 10 truffles to share. Prices are cheap at about 1 CUC for a drink and 0.30 CUC per chocolate.

The drinks and chocolate arrived. The chocolate milk came with a small chocolate on the side which was edible but entirely unmemorable. The chocolate milk barely tasted of chocolate, and had white lumps in it. To its credit, it was cold.

The truffles were plonked on a plate in a very haphazard fashion by the entirely disinterested waitress. My wife and I each took a bite of a truffle. It was perhaps the worst attempt at chocolate I have ever tasted.

We settled the bill and left. Next.

It has air conditioning, so one star for that.
Written May 29, 2014
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Deval
Cinderford, UK17 contributions
Couples
This place is definitely worth a visit, not so much for the small display of artefacts on show but to watch the chocolate being made and sample both it and the amazing cold chocolate drink they serve there and for only 1 CUC. The only downside was that we couldn't really buy any chocolate to take away as it would have melted almost instantly in the heat outside!
Written May 24, 2013
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David M
London59 contributions
Solo
Muralla Street is a typically run-down thoroughfare in La Habana Vieja. But gradually the buildings begin to look more cared-for and suddenly you're in Plaza Viela, where almost everything has been restored. This is how the whole of Havana could look if there were the money. The area seems to date from around 1910. There are photos of how it used to appear and it looks as though a bomb hit it. Now the refurbished buildings house a museum, a planetarium and the inevitable bars. As a chocoholic who has written on the subject, I chose the so-called Museum of Chocolate, housed in what may once have been a religious establishment. Alas, there's nothing much here, just three or four display cases mainly containing drinking vessels. There is a history of chocolate on the walls; but much more significance should be placed on the fact that the American chocolate manufacturer Hershey once had a factory in Cuba and that there is still a town here named after him. There's a cafe - well, three or four tables. My chocolate drink was OK. But the toilet is lamentable. Despite the lack of paper and a flushing lavatory, the auntie sitting outside still demanded a tip. ("Hola! Hola!") Most astonishingly, the curator didn't seem to think it important that 2019 marks the 500th anniversary of Montezuma giving chocolate to Hernán Cortés. If you have any knowledge of chocolate and its culture, don't bother with this place. In fact only visit if you want to shelter from the rain. It's free.
Written February 8, 2019
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Leannie
Reading, UK1,133 contributions
Couples
This was one if the trips I was most looking forward too after reading in the guide book but what a huge disappointment!!
Entered what we assumed was the gift shop side of the museum and they had a guide with photos and prices of the chocolate they sell....Only every shelf was bare they had nothing. The other half of the museum and I use that word very lightly as in my eyes it was a cafe, had a few small tables, some display cabinet in the middle with chocolate memrobillia, and the end of the cafe I assume is where they make chocolate...when they make it which wasn't the day we came. We were stunned and a waitress beckoned us to sit down showing us a menu, did this mean they had stuff? Well yes and no, they had hot chocolate milk or cold chocolate milk available and nothing else.
Amazed by the pics on TripAdvisor of this place showing actual chocolate as it not what we saw at all!!!
Written May 31, 2018
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