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Cafe Lamparilla

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Lamparilla, 54 | entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
864-9580
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Athens, Greece
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only interesting thing in this restaurant was the duet playing trova. The food was very average, not good value for money. What was negatively exceptional was the service where the waiters took ages to come to the table and, when they did, they didn't look in the eyes and they were almost impolite. The place is very nice though,... More 

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London
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198 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was hooked on the grilled lobster tail from the first time I dined here. It's great value for money with the veg, rice, dessert and tea/coffee. I ate lobster at other restaurants during my tour of Cuba. However, Café Lamparilla cooked theirs the best. This place fills up by 7.30pm. Go early. The staff can be overworked and at... More 

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San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very ordinary Havana meal. Nothing stands out at all from it other than the meat being a bit over cooked and the dish generally lacking flavor.

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Thank BaboonFury
East Anglia
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Cafe Lamparilla twice during our stay in Havana because we enjoyed the food so much (the quality was higher than elsewhere in Havana). The first night was great: mojitos, chicken suprema, and ropa vieja. Plates include desert. Second night was a nightmare. We had a different waiter (a man), who disliked us for some reason. Either because... More 

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Thank bgannie
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

I met a couple travelling from the USA and we chatted about many things and the subject of restaurants came up. They recommended this café as they said the food was good and it was economical. I had to try it as I did find that the food was a bit expensive in Havana. They were right; for CUC7 I... More 

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Thank Misty2004
Kassel, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

In the heart of old Havanna, in Lamparilla street this little cafe/restaurant is a true gem in terms of quality of food, drinks and service.

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ecoker
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

The food was great. We had beef stew and octopus. The portions were huge. The cost was on he higher side though for Havana.

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London, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We visited for lunch and found it one of the better dining experiences we had in Havana. Good extensive menu, very good drinks and quite affordable. It appears in many guidebooks but when we visited it was quiet and relaxing.

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comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Lamparilla, responded to this review
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión, nos alegra haya disfrutado la estancia en nuestra instalación, esperamos nos visite nuevamente. Saludos More 

Göteborg
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

This café/restaurant is one of the most recommended places in Havana Vieja. According to our experience the food was really poor (both taste and quality) and so was the service. No special atmosphere either. Some live music (a guitar player and a signer as in every corner in Havana) which you have to tip and the end of the performance.... More 

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comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Lamparilla, responded to this review
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Estimado Cliente: Agrademos su válida opinión. Un placer saludarle More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016

We went to Cafe Laparilla with the intention of sitting outside but unfortunately it rained and we had to sit inside. It is very nice inside but very dark and dingy as half the lights don't work and they haven't bothered to replace them. The food was ok but the mojitos were top notch. I would only recommend going when... More 

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comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Lamparilla, responded to this review
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cuban, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
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

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