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Paladar Dona Carmela

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A pleasant house with a loveling garden where you can find typical cuban meals in a very cool atmosphere. The house is near to the "Fortaleza de la cabana" where you have a spectaculer vueu of La Habana
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews rice pork surf and turf octopus black beans potatoes salad seafood ribs yucca pollo crab bread side dishes our tour guide caged birds canon ceremony
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were, like many others, taken here by a tour guide. But the lunch was quite good. They were out of roast pork (which I wanted) so we had ropa viejas and roast chicken. Both were well prepared - with generous proportion. The side dishes...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank noahshaffer
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were told to try a palador while in Havana. Our tour guide brought us here for lunch. The restaurant itself had a beautiful outdoor atmosphere and was very busy. We were a little disappointed in the food. At $16 per entree, it was very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LK126
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a tour set up so beware! I cant imagine Beyonce ate old fried over cooked seafood ! We paid 65 dollars for two. Cuba is full of tour guide set ups this is just another. We also had to pay for toiletpaper.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Ritasbeenthere
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Our city tour guide took us here, because the other place was full. The ambiance was great, beautiful outdoor garden settings. We ordered grilled fish, chicken, and octopus. The fish was ok, 3 slices of chicken did not have any sauce, tasted liked dried turkey,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank bobolee55
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Was given the incorrect amount of change after our 62 CUC lunch. Went to remedy the situation and found that two other tables had also been shortchanged! We were all complaining to the cashier. They had shorted us 12 CUC. Being scammed seems to be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank krawner
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I recently took a 5 day cruise out of Tampa to Key West and Havana. While in Havana our Old Car tour guide took us to Dona Carmela by the Old Fort. She was very excited to tell me that Beyoncé came there During a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen D
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We were in Havana for the day and this was one of the restaurants our tour guide took us to for lunch. Outdoor garden setting (might get a little wet if it was raining hard, but shady. He recommended the seafood for two, which could...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CheeseburgerBob
Reviewed August 31, 2018

This restaurant is great for dinner. Nice vegetation and atmosphere, and the service is great except for a music band that sometimes is too demanding in their looking for tips. Lunch is busier , but dinner is really nice and quiet. Great shrimps al ajillo...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank VillaTropicoJibacoa
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Our taxi driver brought us here. They offered large portions and they served the sides in larger portions for people to share. The staff were very accommodating. They had a band playing local music. It was an enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank christiem931
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Good food! The band sings good song as well! You see chicken turtle running around you while you eat! Yes turtle run! Very fun lunch!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank oliverl0425
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Michael T
September 3, 2018|
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Response from christiem931 | Reviewed this property |
Depends which restaurant you go to. The more touristy ones cost us about 30 CUCs for food and a drink each and as low as 5 CUCs. If you’re going to Varadero we found Varadero 60 to be the best quality for about 15 CUCs a... More
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