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Cafe Taberna

Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil Teniente Rey, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8611637
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
$$ - $$$
Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil Teniente Rey, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The attraction is certainly the band but it's not just background music, they involve the crowd and have dancers that encourage everyone to get up and join in. Foods good Drinks are OK Music is amazing You have to book as it is popular

Thank AaronPaki
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Amazing nights with Buena Vista Social Club! Every night show live music and dance! including three coctails in price. It's necessary to do a reservation a day before or if you are lucky in same day noon.

Thank Manousos M
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Thought the show was great although sound quality needed to be improved. Value very good. We skipped the meal as suggested by a well use guide book but the meal actually looked good. Would return although not quite as good as Buena Vista Social Club...More

Thank DrGordy
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Good food ( set menu) and excently entertained by the Robero Faz Cuban band , really had a great night , you need to book 50 cuc a head and pay 50% deposit but well worth it

Thank David B
Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

Let's start w the good points. Music & entertainment was great. The dancers were lively and got everyone out of their chairs joining in. It was a fun vibe. The waiters are nice. Music incredible. Performance was fun. Now the bad: Skip the food. Mojitos...More

1  Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed April 23, 2017

We took a day time tour of 'Old Havana', came across this place and was advised to book, eat and see the live music - Roberto Faz and his band - Buena Vista Social music - fantastic music. However, you're crammed up against long tables...More

Thank 4Noels
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Our group purchased tickets for the night's show in the morning - $30 each which included 3 set cocktails. We had dinner elsewhere and arrived for the show at about 9.20pm. The show was great, great Cuban music with two dancers involving the audience. Very...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Stopped in for lunch and drinks. It is on a corner, well lit with nice window light, spacious and clean. Has a beautiful old bar. Music was good, and there were two dancers there that I had seen at the Buena Vista Social Club, on...More

Thank WalterKurtz286
Reviewed March 19, 2017

A little pricey! Skip the food it was horrible, but the entertainment was wonderful. They do try to get the audience involved. A few people from the crowd did not know when to take their seats and almost ruined the show. They take dollars which...More

1  Thank SoldbyElanza
Reviewed March 6, 2017

We visited the club for the Buena Vista Social Club entertainment show, arriving a little early was no problem and we were shown to a good table at the front of the room. Service was very friendly, the first cocktail was included in the entry...More

1  Thank Di B
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April 24, 2017|
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Response from Brit_in_Dubai | Reviewed this property |
This is Havana! it's warm and relaxed. wear what you'd expect. perhaps not shorts and beach shoes but shirt and tie wouldnt be comfortable either.
April 14, 2017|
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Response from Di B | Reviewed this property |
I'm really sorry I don't know the name. I hope someone else can help you.
February 7, 2017|
Response from comercial2015 | Property representative |
Estimado Cliente: El disfrute de nuestro espectáculo con tres cocteles incluidos (mojitos) tiene un precio de 30,00 cuc por persona y la opción de espectáculo con cena es de 50,00 cuc. Saludos
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil Teniente Rey, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8611637
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