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Sociedad Cultural Rosalia de Castro

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Egido 504 Altos e/ Monte y Dragones, Havana, Cuba
+53 78611766
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Rock City
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This place is more for dancing and listening to live music. I didn't go in because it looked very touristy. There are some YouTube videos you can watch to see how it is inside. I was just excited to see this place because of Rosalia's picture.

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Chicago, Illinois
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165 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Can't make it or can't afford Coppa Cabana? You'll love this place. Really old building. We didn't eat here but had the usual mojitos. But we came for the music and were not disappointed. Huge 18 piece band and a dozen different singers. They loved what they were doing and we loved them back. Our group had a fun evening.... More 

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Thank MassarelloFamily
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I went to the Troicana (Very sectacular) and also to the show of suposedly "Buena vista Social Club" in the Melia Cohiba. Then, I went to the Show of Buena Vista Social Club in Rosalía de Castro center The food was normal, the mojitos were very normal, but nice, but the show was authentic, and so was the ambiance. There,... More 

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Maple Creek, Canada
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This place was recommended by our tour guide as a more authentic Cuban Club experience than going to Tropicana..The building is interesting to see and the music was lively enough, but seating is poor in much of the space to see the stage show. At a cost of 30 CUC per person to get in,which included 3 weak drinks was... More 

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This was sold to us by our tour guide as 'another Buena Vista Social Club', mainly because BVSC was fully booked that evening but in my opinion you can do much better at many bars. It was a weird place, on the 2nd floor of a slightly derelict building - open to the sky. Long ranks of tables, so you... More 

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Thank scissorsister
Sydney, Australia
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144 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

This was the only place in Cuba where I felt I was in a real tourist trap. The old 18th Century building is interesting with a large marble staircase to the top floor. Like many buildings of the era there is a large empty central courtyard with large pillars between the many arches around the courtyard. In the far corner... More 

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Thank weaver555
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255 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Came here for a Mohito. A local showed us this place you go up the wide staircase to the first floor pass a dance studio and sit and have a drink band were playing here. Our local guide said here dinner and dance in the evenings book in advance also try the sugar came press very sweet. While your here... More 

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Thank Clivey57
High Wycombe, England
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281 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This is a must stop on any visit to Cuba, to see and hear traditional Cuban music - 'Buena Vista' style. We came here after dinner. Your first drink is on the house - and then the music started. A bit repetitive at times - and we left before the complete 90 minute show was over. But you should go... More 

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Thank malawi40
Redmond, Washington
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56 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We went with a tour group of 7 people and this restaurant was recommended by the local van driver. One of the people from the tour group made a big fuss out of it when we arrived there for lunch. Why? The exterior of the building was absolutely not impressive. It is old, beat up and worn out but structurally... More 

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Grand Cayman
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I went there to listen to Buena social club.it has a nice location, I recommend arriving early. I only went for concert with cocktails, was nice. Saw people having food, nothing particular and a bit pricey but can be a nice evening if in a group.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Egido 504 Altos e/ Monte y Dragones, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 78611766

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