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Doctor Cafe

#166 of 676 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle 28, between 1 & 3, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
(53 7) 203-4718
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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is a place to visit if you are in Havana. I would like to give a special thanks to the owner Miguel for the great service and amazing meal we had. The food is very tasty and the desserts are amazing. I would highly recommend a visit either for lunch or dinner.

1 Thank odette s
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

The food was very good, but some employee was smoking in the air conditioner area, we are not smoking people and the odor was all over the place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

Doctor Cafe is in the heart of Miramar on Calle 28 in between 1st and 3rd avenue. The location is very unassuming as it's in a very quiet residential street hidden away from the main avenues where the larger embassy buildings are. My wife and I went with a couple of friends who live in Miramar and were treated to... More 

Thank DrTL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited in March 2104 at the halfway point of a varadero-havana-varadero vacation. About 8 cuc cab ride from the Hotel Nacional and well worth the visit. We had the concierge there call and get us a table, no problem. Nice fresh tomato/basil/cheese/balsamic reduction salad and bread. I had Venison, she had the Lobster. By far the best meal we... More 

Thank ian b
Toronto, Canada
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2015

this small hidden gem is one of my faves. BBQ steak is insane. The mashed malanga is the best in the city. Very small and worth the search.

Thank OldCubanCigarStuff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Best meal in havana by a mile, but also more expensive. Superb grilled food and friendly service. The lobster was delicious.

Thank thomsola
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2015

Sea food on the grill is the speciality here. I was impressed with the service as well as the food. Price was much better than I had expected and they even ended the meal with offer of a free rum! It is a little hard to find, as are many paladares but definitely worth looking for.

Thank DeClute
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2015

Dear Friends of ours took us to lunch at this amazing place. Don't worry about the entrance, once you are in, it is lovely, the proprietors, now Ada (a surgeon, and the daughter of the original Doctor!) and her husband, Miguel, are lovely. The food excels! Note the pictures of happy clients! Located in Miramar.

Thank soncijo
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2014

We went there for dinner as it had good review on our travel guide (rough guides). What a deception! We ordered lobster and chicken. Lobster was good but very simply prepared, just grilled, no sauce and no side dish (had to pay extra for it) quite boring, and they charged more than 20 CUC for it where anywhere else in... More 

1 Thank CedricGlobetrotter
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Been here several times and I consider it a "hidden gem" amongst restaurants in Havana. It ain't sexy, decor or location wise, but man, the food is delicious & FRESH!! Stay with the seafood for apps & main. I ALWAYS order the ceviche (fish, not crab) and the grilled octopus with garlic. If i don't like the fish(es) that they... More 

1 Thank Linco1960

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Barbecue, Spanish, Cuban
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 28, between 1 & 3, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: (53 7) 203-4718

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