We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Lamparilla

Lamparilla, 54 | entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
Travel Alert: U.S. Travel Licensing Restrictions Apply for Travel to Cuba. For details, click here
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“tapas” (14 reviews)
“cuban dish” (2 reviews)
“meatballs” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cuban, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Lamparilla, 54 | entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (252)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed June 7, 2017

We ate here our first night in Havana after walking around and around looking for a good place. We sat outside in the cute area- bring mosquito repellant! Our waiter was super nice. The food is the usual rice and beans with choice of meat,...More

Thank Roaming R
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Our last night in this area of Havana and we just wanted something light, a glass of wine and some soothing music. Café Lamparilla delivered on all counts - a great bottle of chilled white wine, unobtrusive yet musically pleasing entertainment , a mixed grill...More

Thank Julieta E
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Having read other TP reviews I struggle to understand as I have to say our experience was very good , service ( mainly by one guy) was very good and attentive, reasonably priced food and tasted excellent too be honest . No problem with the...More

Thank David B
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Good restaurant with reasonable prices and generous portions. Situated in an alley in Old Havana, it's close to the action, but not in the middle of it. Pleasantly quiet. Friendly service. Can recommend the pork and shrimp dinners.

Thank alaskantravelnut
Reviewed March 31, 2017

We came here for dinner by mistake, we were actually looking for Lamparilla Tapas & Cervezas. To be honest the service started off really well, they didn't have the wine we originally ordered and said that the higher price bottle in their opinion wasn't worth...More

Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Worst place we've been in 2 weeks in Cuba. The food was not good and served in small portions despite being as pricy as any place around. The service was horrible. We waited for 47 minutes for our food, which was the most basic cuban...More

1  Thank AntoineHague
Reviewed March 19, 2017

It looked so inviting! A terrace on the street just off Mercaderes, live music, completely packed. Stop for drink, if you are enchanted by the setting. But don't order food!!! To say that the service here was terrible would be a gross understatement. This was...More

1  Thank TMegg
Reviewed March 18, 2017

I've never given such a bad review but this place deserves it. We waited 2 hours for our meals. When we sat down, the waiter took 30min to come take our order, than another 20min to bring us our bottle of wine, another 30min to...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed March 15, 2017

We just came back from out second visit to Cuba (first one was in 2014). Both times we ate at Lamparilla several times so I think we got a pretty good impression. In 2014 Lamparilla had good and reasonably priced food (not cheap) - read...More

Thank AKrnic
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Just down the road from our casa, we came here and enjoyed a fusion meal of  peanut pesto dip, veggie lasagne, meatballs and roasted veg which made a nice change from rice, beans and salad and returned a second night for burritos and a Cuban...More

Thank elainejh
Nearby Restaurants
Paladar Los Mercaderes
1,897 reviews
.02 miles away
Restaurante Cafe del Oriente
642 reviews
.08 miles away
Ambos Mundos
668 reviews
.09 miles away
La Taberna del Son
41 reviews
.13 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Old Square (Plaza Vieja)
6,432 reviews
.15 miles away
Plaza de Armas
2,278 reviews
.15 miles away
San Francisco de Asis Square
1,627 reviews
.09 miles away
Camera Obscura
1,168 reviews
.17 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Lamparilla staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamparilla, 54 | entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 864-9580
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing