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Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil Teniente Rey, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8611637
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Edinburgh
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is a large 'pub' cum restaurant on the corner of Plaza Vieja and Calle Brasil. It is worth dropping in for a quick drink, if only to admire the recently restored interior, and the impressive bar counter and rear stillage.

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1 Thank romagaro
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this review
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Gracias por su válida opinión. Un placer saludarle More 

Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

We only had drinks here, which were fine. This place is all about the music and we went back twice to hear the band at lunchtime which we loved. Sadly we were sold a fake CD in the bar by the band, which doesnt work at all. This was very sad and disappointing as we'd been looking forward to hearing... More 

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Thank barossaplacetravelle
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this review
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Hola: Lamentamos lo del CD, si hubiera algún modo de hacerle llegar otro sin defecto nos alegraría inmensamente. Gracias por... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful variety of musicians, singers and dancers. Very crowded so don't expect to have much room if you want to join in the dancing. They entertainers are still pretty successful in engaging the audience. It is a good show for the money.

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Thank mernag55
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this review
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Hola: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Esperamos nos visite nuevamente. Un placer saludarle, Bertha Elena Navarro More 

Chicago, Illinois
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153 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

We only came for the drinks and entertainment, which was a fun night out. Can't comment on the food/service since we didn't eat here. Atmosphere is classic Cuba with reference to Beny More. It was a delightful intro to Cuban music.

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Thank LadyLux86
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this review
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Hola: Nos alegra haya disfrutado nuestro espectáculo. Agradecemos su opinión. Un placer saludarle, Bertha Elena Navarro More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Entertaining evening. Very busy so need to book. We also had the dinner which was 3 course for 20cucs. The food was nice but service lacked a bit due to it being so busy

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1 Thank jk_932
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this review
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Hola Un placer saludarle. Nos alegra que haya disfrutado de nuestra cena y espectáculo. La cena no tiene un precio... More 

Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2015

The music show made for tourists is another thing, fun was had by many. However the food and drinks at this restaurant are pricey and terrible, the young female staff confused and abused by the male bosses, the cooking staff upset much of the time - and the door staff gangster like. The ambience is heavy and the employees unhappy,... More 

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Thank Jenny406
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this review
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Hola Amiga: Agradecerle su válida opinión, aunque deseamos hacerle una aclaración. Nuestro personal de servicio no presenta disgustos entre ellos... More 

Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

We visited Cafe Taberna for dinner and a show with the Buena Vista Social Club. Food was reasonable, service was friendly and attentive but none of this mattered because the show was so much fun. It was impossible to sit down when the band got going. The music was fantastic and the band members so obviously love what they do.... More 

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Thank Jo K
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this review
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Hola: Muchas Gracias por su opinión. Realmente nuestros músicos se divierten con lo que hacen y es un privilegio para... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

After reading some of the poor reviews on the meal we ate somewhere nearby and turned up 15 mins before the show started. We were seated at the table we chose when we dropped in to book our tickets earlier in the day. There were 3 larger tables in front of us. Each with a tour group, the rest were... More 

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1 Thank SouthPacificTravellr
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this review
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Hola Amig@: Un placer saludarle. Nos alegra haya catalogado nuestro restaurante como un buen sitio para pasar una excelente noche.... More 

Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015

My boyfriend and j are seasoned travellers, I mean travellers, not vacationers, so we were excited to go to this show and treat ourselves for a night of talent. What we got for a gimmick designed for tourists. There were a few songs at the beginning that were good and seemed to be "classics". We were seated in a row... More 

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1 Thank jusenlijska
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this review
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Hola Amig@: Un placer saludarla. Es cierto que existen en el mundo espectáculos similares al nuestro, pero lo que nos... More 

Miami, Florida
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224 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

Located by Plaza Vieja, this spacious restaurant will definitely offer you an excellent eating experience: a break from Tropical heat and the best Cuban traditional music in the area! In the evening, many Buena Vista Social Club tradition followers will put the traveler to dance to the most famed Cuban Rhythms!

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Thank TourGuide-Manager
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this review
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Hola Amigo: Muchas Gracias por su opinión, será un orgullo para nosotros recibirlo nuevamente. Saludos More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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