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Lamparilla, 54 | entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
864-9580
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars 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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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

We spent several nights in Havana and found that all the restaurants serve similar food. It became a challenge to find the ones that had fresher, better prepared meals. We had a delightful meal at this restaurant. The food was fresh and well prepared. We sat outside. The service was fine - simple, direct. It was definitely one of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Came here for dinner one night. The best thing about the place was the menu on the street, translated into English. As it turned out, the menu displayed on the street did not actually display the dishes available. After we enquired with the waiter, he took the menu out from the stand. We should have left when the cocktails arrived.... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

The staff were welcoming, amusing, attentive; the food was good (we went early in our trip and I can't remember the detail). What was special was sitting outside, enjoying our food, an excellent troubadour to one side. I remember being surprised at people who sat down, read the menu, left - there was every reason to stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We ate here on a Sunday night when our first choice paladar was closed. The service was efficient, not over-friendly but certainly better than most in Cuba. The food was simple and really good - we had fish which was cooked well and really tasty. Nice area to sit outside if the weather is good (it was raining when we... More 

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Sao Paulo
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Great weather invited us for a good meal in a passage around Mercaderes street. Good meal. Cold beers. Lovely scene to spend a good time in Habana Vieja.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We went in here one afternoon for drinks. The service was good and the drinks good. We did not eat here. seemed rather pricey but it is along the path most traveled.

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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Good place but food and service are awful.fifty per cent of the menu is run out and the rest is definitely not worth.avoid it if you can

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Fife
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188 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Service very slow and staff have an appauling attitude It should have been a sign for us when they didn't have any wine or cuban bottled water or 2 of my partner's choices of food that we should eat somewhere else - I wish we had Piňa colada looked and tasted disgusting (as did Daiquiri). Fish wasn't fresh and wasn't... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Service was very very slow (even by Cuban terms), the food was mediocre and we were brought not what we ordered first. We saw how some French tourists were annoyed about the bill, although our bill was correct. There are tables outside which is nice but the service and the food make this place not worth going to.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Cuban, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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?