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El Patio

Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8618504
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“chicken” (5 reviews)
“lobster” (5 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
$$ - $$$
Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

Great location overlooking the Plaza de la Catedral and that is already the best part. The food was tasty and presented in a very appealing way, but in other restaurants even in the same area, you get the same quality for less money. The service...More

Thank Tim F
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Of course that assessment is heavily driven by the fact that you can sit and have a meal looking out on our favorite plaza in the city. But the food and service are excellent as well.

Thank Douglas_Dow
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

We went here based on the offline app reviews (internet is a gamble in Cuba so we reviewed where we could). We wanted a nice meal to end our trip. My friend had chicken which he said was good, not great. I had fish (menu...More

Thank mikity31
Reviewed April 27, 2017

We stumbled across this place by chance. It was a beautiful place to take a break, have a cocktail and soak in the beauty of Havana. Daiquiris were the best I had in Havana. Live music was lovely and visited the tarot card readers afterwards....More

Thank J R
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Beautiful place for a lovely lunch except for the terrible service and the mediocre food. Usually the vibe makes up for bad food, but not this time. It seems that they don't like tourists. Not nice at all! So sad for such a pretty place.

1  Thank Christina F
Reviewed April 9, 2017

I have eaten there with groups many times because the atmosphere, especially out front, is so fun. Still the food is lacking in flavor or spices, as is sadly the case with many government run restaurants. Ask for sauteed onions or garlic to give things...More

Thank 6inbarca
Reviewed March 25, 2017

We spent almost 3 hours here waiting for someone, so I know it well. They divide the patio into "drinks only" and "diners". We opted for drinks only section on the patio. You have a nice view of the square and it's a fun place...More

Thank AStarToSteerHerBy
Reviewed March 3, 2017

This was the worst meal we had in Havana on so many levels.. From service, which was friendly by the way, to food, it was some god awful.. It's consistently shocking how bad the food is in Cuba.. Communism killed the entire food culture.. It's...More

Reviewed February 24, 2017

Stopped here for dinner one evening as our restaurant of choice was full. What a mistake! The food was absolutely dreadful. The beef was so tough it was inedible... we could not eat any of the meal apart from some bread and rice. The meat...More

1  Thank Shirley D
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Not a bad place to grab a drink in Plaza de la Catedral if looking to avoid the crowds at La Bodeguita or waiting for a table at Done Eutimia or El Rum Rum.

Thank Michael H
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September 6, 2017|
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Response from 6inbarca | Reviewed this property |
Yes by phone and I recommend it for large groups. The front porch or upstairs by a window is nice but this is a state owned restaurant and the food is very so so. around the corner is the tiny pleader Dona Eutemia which has... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, 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: +53 7 8618504
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