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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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Kassel, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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 20 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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4 reviews
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 

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Lamparilla, responded to this review
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Lamparilla, responded to this review
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos More 

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Lamparilla, responded to this review
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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comercial2015, Director Comercial at Cafe Lamparilla, responded to this review
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Estimado Cliente: Agradecemos su válida opinión. Saludos More 

Sao Paulo
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?