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San Cristobal Paladar

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San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
860-1705
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Tampa, Florida
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I made a reservation for one person based on reviews on TripAdvisor. Except for the host not believing I even had a reservation (thankfully I printed out the email) it was a wonderful meal. When I arrived, it was a packed with old Americans on a group tour. They were loud and kind of condescending to the staff. It was... More 

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We sought to book a table by e-mail but nobody ever responded. We then tried to book by phone, but their number in the guide was listed incorrectly. So we walked for 30 mins in person and asked to eat there. It was early evening and we could see from the entrance that there was not a single person in... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very good and the drinks were made well ! Service was Very good also ! I enjoyed the restaurant very much as every nook and cranny is filled with interesting antiques . You name it , it's on their walls in the cabinets . Would def recommend a dinner there if your visiting Havana !

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Orlando, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is the first restaurant we visited in our trip to Havana. Despite having a reservation, we had to wait almost an hour to be seated. The place has a huge demand specially after Obama's visit to this restaurant. Don't go unless you have a reservation and even so, be willing to wait. Once seated, the wait is worth it.... More 

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Raritan, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for a very nice dinner in Havana. Don't miss. Reservation are a must since it's become so popular . Try the lobster.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic lunch here. It's a beautiful restaurant and the food and service are great. We started with the antipasto platter which was excellent. Great restaurant. Make a booking - if you're staying at a Casa you can probably ask them to book it for you.

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Frisco, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly an exceptional experience - the food was amazing, the service outstanding, and I would recommend this wonderful place to anyone visiting Havana

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to dine at around 5pm on the afternoon we arrived in Havana and were told the restaurant has no more available reservations for the entire month of February. After talking to staff and them suggesting another restaurant a few blocks away the owner told us he could seat the four of for lunch the next day. We arrived... More 

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Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you drive onto the nondescript street you'll arrive at Havana's best restaurant. Greeted in the vestibule with a themed decor of old Havana and Catholic relics. Our wait staff were impeccable, attentive without being over bearing and the food was superb! we were treated like house guests and I highly recommend San Cristobal Paladar for a fabulous dining experience... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing lunch. Phenomenal service. Food was very good. Decor is very busy with many things to look at.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 860-1705

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