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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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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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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
Eidsvoll Municipality, Norway
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great and the service impeccable. We visited in January 2015 and we were very surprised to see how varied the menu was, here you can eat a variety of meat that you can hardly find somewhere else. Besides the very good food, I could hardly seat at the table because the restaurant is packed with antiques, items... More 

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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Acceptable food, looks interesting but not nice, average food price, none vie, are much better restaurants in habana

Thank Porancea C
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. The ambience of this restaurant is simply incredible with lots of amazing pictures, artefacts and vintage clocks. Each room is unique and simply fascinating. Food wise, we really enjoyed what we ate. For starters we had a mezze style starter, soup and prawns, all of which were delicious and the best we had I. Havana,... More 

Thank SW612
New York
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another great paladar experience in Havana. The food is excellent and I had a dish called Lamb San Carlos, lamb stew in a cream sauce. You will understand why President Obama and his family chose to dine here during their trip to Cuba in March 2016. There is now the "Obama mesa" at the restaurant... You will enjoy yourself and... More 

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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?