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Havana 11600, Cuba
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We were invited to have dinner in Palenque by our local friends. At first, we were surprised because the restaurant was very nice and big and the atmosphere was great. However, food wasn't very good. Tips: don't ask for piña colada in Palenque because they make the worst piña colada ever and bring paper if you go the the bathroom.

Thank Truong T
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

It's the Cuban way.....if it is good fix it!!! Used to have huge portions & you pick and choose what you want. Now it comes as a combo plate. And for more money! Pork is still good though...

Thank James C
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Made up of a half a dozen restaurants serving different types of food to cover all tastes except probably vegetarian. The 'Italian' ice cream parlor is a must. A scoop for a CUC - delicious.

Thank RobbyStarykon
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I went with my wife for a dinner. The steak was sumptuous and then I started eating the salad. Basically a lump of soil filled my mouth. This was not just a small piece, it was a big one. Definitely the people apologised and offered us a free dessert. It just says a lot about the hygiene and whole place.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

I went there last November with my family and I asked a special Cuban sandwich and although it took more than 30 minutes to came the bread was so hard and cold I couldn't eat it. I asked the waiter to take it back and warm it and it took more that 30 minutes just to do that. I got... More 

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Petit Lancy, Switzerland
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101 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015

I have been in this restaurant years ago, and now, when I went back, it was terribly disappointed. It surprised me that it was half empty, and then I understood why: Food quality has decreased, everything arrived to the table extremely cold and uneatable, choices were limited, service was slow... not recommended at all...

Thank RoMiHevi
London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

Do not go at the disco. THe place is wonderful, but the quality of the club is disgusting... I would recomend to go and visit a simple cave

Thank Clod_rosa
Westlake Village, California
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180 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2015

this is where all the tourist end up after touring the caves where the slaves hid and lived. Some interesting lime stone formations.

Thank horse54
Orange Walk, Belize
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was grateful to El Palenque while in Cuba. It had some good sangrias, the cheladas were good too. The food court has a grocery store in the same area. The food was ok, the tostones were nice as was the chicken and the pizza. This is the place to go if you want variety, you can find Cuban food... More 

Thank Diana P
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

A site that offers local food but very poor quality, of course the cost is proportional. The only good thing about this site is the new ice cream shop, which certainly is not cheap. If they can avoid eating here would be best.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $50
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, International
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Havana 11600, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?