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El Patio

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Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
(0)7 861 8504
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Sydney, Australia
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424 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

With pleasant outdoor shaded area overlooking the cathedral, it's in a great location. Alas VERY slow service and disinterested staff. It seems quiet compared to the other venues in the old town, and it's clearly quiet for a reason.

Thank nick164
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153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

This is one of those restaurants that are perfectly placed in the best possible spot. In Plaza de la Catedral, with the sun protection provided by arcade (and it is almost enough) and listening to real good Cuban musicians, the experience is great. The food does not reduce the experience.

Thank pedro g
Lausanne, Switzerland
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

The worst restaurant and the most expensive (cuban paradox, isn't it?) we had in our stay. If it isn't too late, don't go there! If you're seated, just take a bottle of water and run away!

Thank raphaelsantoro
Rome, Italy
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184 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Breath-taking and romantic location, this restaurant, that belongs to the Gov. , is in the city center in Plaza de la Catedral. We had dinner under old and beautiful arches having the opportunity to eat good food enjoying at the same time the view on some old colonial building and being in front of the old cathedral. Generous choice of... More 

Thank Nanni C
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

Stopped here for a late morning drink. The restaurant sits on the side of the Piaza with the Havana Cathedral. It was pleasant watching all the activity and nice view of the Cathedral. The service was slow and unfriendly but as we only had drinks it did not matter.

1 Thank Ray P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

The resaurant is is an excellent position but has stange ceramic plates on the table. Waitresses have scam to serve small bread items at 4 CUCs although not ordered. we had two lots - refused to pay. ordered tenderloin of pork assumed fresh, but looks like the pig died on its feet three weeks earlier. Ate some and had bad... More 

Thank Excavoo8
Bradford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

A café in Plaza de la Catedral. Stopped off for cappuccinos but they didn’t have any milk, so we left.

1 Thank PollyMurdoch
Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

We visited El patio restaurant located in the plaza of the cathedral in Havana cuba. Very disappointed with the service, not to mention the quality of the food and the high prices..A total rip off. . Been a place recognized internationally I expected to be something else. I'm not planning to go back there next time im in the area... More 

Thank Rogelio G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016

Sat outside and had friendly service, little live music (not too loud and no harassing for tips), good selection of food and fair prices. Good to people watch in the piazza by the cathedral.

1 Thank crbarton
Volcano, Hawaii
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84 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015

Because of the proximity to my hotel and the magnificent Cathedral view I ate dinner twice at El Patio. I found the food quite good and massive in portion despite what others said. The waiters were all personable and the table well dressed. A burly maitre d' kept Buskers out. The Cuban coffee and desserts were terrific and it was... More 

2 Thank ArcherKelly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: (0)7 861 8504

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