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Cafe Taberna

Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil Teniente Rey, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8611637
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil Teniente Rey, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed April 29, 2016

We went for dinner and the show. The food was overcooked and tough. The drinks were expensive by Cuban standards. We luckily had a table near the band. There were many tourist groups in the restaurant who seemed to think that pushing in front of...More

1  Thank AntarcticBound
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos

Reviewed April 23, 2016

We had a great evening here. Our price of admission (60 CUC each) included a bit of food and 2 drinks each. We came to hear the music and it was out of this world. Non stop music, singing and dancing both on and off...More

1  Thank 834chefmom
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos

Reviewed April 11, 2016

Who am I to disagree with guitar legend Ry Cooder? The band is simply excellent. Trouble is that you can't just pay to see the band, you have to have a meal there. The food is ordinary at best with the meat being tough. However...More

1  Thank chris19531955
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos

Reviewed April 3, 2016

We got brought here by our taxi driver who told us the cost was 50 CUC per head. When we got there is was suddenly 60 CUC per head including 3 course dinner and 3 drinks each. The music was good. The food was good....More

1  Thank IvyD-L
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos

Reviewed April 1, 2016

Touristy waste of money old fashioned. Cramped tables and awful conga arranged for tourists . There are many excellent young bands playing in the streets and restaurants and bars. Give them a tip rather than pay for this outdated tourist trap.

1  Thank Ptuji
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos

Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Traditional son music, zero dancing , average crowd above 60! Go only if you want to relax before sleeping ! Oh, and super expensive !

Thank Nikos M
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos

Reviewed March 27, 2016

This is a "must" visit recommendation for Havana to enjoy the music of the Buena Vista Social Club. Nightly performances by this legendary band are the highlight. Three of the original members are still playing with the group after more than 50 years. The dancers...More

2  Thank DavidUmstot
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos

Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our Havana trip! We were recommended to see the band and Salsa Show by our local tour guide - we were looking for something different to the Tropicana type shows. We didn't dine but we got 3 free...More

1  Thank ipjatkins
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos

Reviewed March 24, 2016

A group of us went to this cafe on the understanding that we were going to see the Buena Visa Social Club. I am fully aware that the original band is no longer in play, however this venue is a restaurant with a band playing...More

1  Thank oonitoon
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos

Reviewed March 23, 2016

Before our Cuban Cruise out of Montego Bay, Jamaica, I Googled "Buena Vista Social Club" in Havana and this was pointed out as the location and we were thrilled to see how close it was to the cruise terminal--across the square in front, one block...More

Thank Saxchief
comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Taberna, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2016
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos

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tlbair
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.
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WalterKurtz286
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.
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Pjr110960
February 7, 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
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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