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San Cristobal Paladar

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San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great food and super staff and ownership. This was a special meal. We liked the lobster. You can't go wrong with a dinner here.

Thank Backley1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

lovely place to be with your family for especial meal,the best place in cuba,charming ,great service,fabulous price!all worthy for the money!

Thank Dennys E
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Classy eating in Havana. Expensive but elegant. Fine dining in beautiful setting.Stairs to climb. Nice service and setting.

Thank GreekAtlantan
Lakeland, FL
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258 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The decor here is really interesting (Catholic kitsch). There was a line for the (reportedly quite nice) ladies' room, so I got to use the men's. "Interesting" decor in there as well. Anyway, the food was spectacular: tapas for appetizers (probably about 12 kinds; can't even remember them all), and then lobster for the main course. This lobster wasn't overcooked... More 

Thank floridalibn
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a reservation at San Cristobal a few months before going to Cuba. Simply because of awesome reviews. There were 8 of us and we'd eaten in a couple of places already and thought we knew what to expect. We were met at the door by a friendly guy called Gustavo who seated us in a private room known... More 

Thank Daniel J
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our entire experience here was tremendous and I would highly recommend going when you are in Habana. The food was incredible - the chef has traveled around the world before coming back to Cuba to open his restaurant - and the service and staff were the best! Definitely worth a visit! We did make a reservation ahead of time which... More 

Thank Dctrubin
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574 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried eating here three times. The first time we showed up on a Sunday. They were closed. To be fair their sign said they were closed - lonely planet was wrong and needs updated. We went another day around noon. We had a good meal. Some excellent lobster (but I had even better in Trinidad). They gave us each... More 

Thank brandasa
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a bike taxi right to the door, lovely decor inside and great food. Complimentary rum after the meal. Service outstanding.

Thank snowboundNS
Brooklyn, New York
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long journey from New York, my tour guide, Gabriel of Cuba305Travel, escorted me to dinner at this exquisite paladar in central Havana. I must tell you, upon arrival you are greeted at the door, as if you were arriving home! The rooms are immaculately decorated with all manner of different clocks and chandeliers and old celebrity photos. Did... More 

Thank Aly1648
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent varied menu and superb service. Great ambience, interesting decor and toilet seats in the toilet (once you have been to Havana you will know what I mean). Don't trust google maps for the location as it sent me further up the road than needed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?