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Restaurante Cafe del Oriente

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Oficios # 112 | Esquina Amargura La Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 7 8606686
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came with a small group of colleagues for dinner. The lobster bisque appetizer was outstanding, as was the main course. They serve excellent wines as well. The live piano music and air conditioning made this such a pleasant experience. I will definitely come back here if I can, and I have been here twice already. Once for lunch, and... More 

Thank LVW1972
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Café del Oriente is an Government Restaurant which means that is administrate by the tourism bureau of Cuba. In a classical and refine ambient its a great option for dinner or lunch while you are exploring Havana Vieja. The prices are above the average so therefore quality of food and the service are better and runs in a very classic... More 

Thank Celso S
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently had dinner at Cafe del Oriente since it was close to the hotel where I was staying. The service was exceptional- the waitress was attentive and polite. The wine option was very good. My food was "okay" but nothing exceptional. I enjoyed my experience but the food could've been better.

Thank Blktravelbug
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious and the atmosphere spectacular. One of our party had the best steak tartare they had ever eaten and they travel a lot for business. If you order a crepe suzette or baked Alaska for desert you won't be disappointed. The house band will play atmospheric music whilst a show is made of lighting the desert. It... More 

Thank EmmaAdams2014
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this restaurant has fantastic food and great location next to San Francisco plaza. Staff wears tuxedo. Steak and stuffed red snapper were excellent.

Thank ton10se
Torres Vedras, Portugal
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very expensive, but very good. Service is great. The place is beautifull. Its a european restaurant in the Caribe

Thank NelsonAMota
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We spotted this place while walking through Old Havana. It was a true respite from the sweltering heat, and the food was tremendous. We loved the squash soup in particular, the cheese plate and my husband said it was the best mojito he had in Cuba. The service was also spectacular. It had a very an old school charm about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

From the minute we walked in the staff and service was friendly and attentive, without being intrusive, just as you would expect from a fine dining establishment. The food was great and having some of the dishes prepared at the table just added to the theatre of the place. Great music being played by a trio of musicians gave a... More 

Thank John A
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Cafe del Oriente is in a beautiful building in Plaza de San Francisco de Asís. Upstairs is huge and is appropriate for banquets or tour busses. Downstairs there are smaller tables. The food is traditional...Caesar salad made from scratch at your table for example.

Thank RobinThom
Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. I was told that government run restaurants didn't serve well prepared meals. However, this was one of the best meals I had in Cuba, and in fact, it may be among my top ten travel meals ever. The service was absolutely impeccable. The wait staff pampers you from the moment you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Caribbean, Latin, European, Cuban
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oficios # 112 | Esquina Amargura La Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8606686

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?