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San Cristobal Paladar

San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster” (76 reviews)
“lamb stew” (19 reviews)
“eggplant” (17 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a very interesting place to eat. Very different than the other Paladar's we ate at and the food was better than most places in Cuba. The host also doubled as a tour guide of the Paladar and gave us some very cool insight...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

San Cristobal was without question the best dinner experience I had in Havana. We started out with a cheese spread, fried lobster, and a sampler for the table. All three were very good. I had the beef strips in grandmas sauce and it was great....More

Thank marty71890
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional. The décor was very different and lots of it however it did not feel cluttered, I opted to sit in the air conditioned room as was a very warm day in Havana. My waiter who’s name I can’t remember how to pronounce was incredible!...More

Thank mark m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When visiting Havana for the first time in December was advised to try this historic restaurant. We visited on a rainy lunchtime and were the first people in. The paladar is quite echoey and can be either draughty or hot depending on where you are...More

Thank DizzyBlonde23
Reviewed 1 week ago

San Cristobal had the nicest staff to date. We were able to meet the owner and chef and he was just so loving and warming. The food was okay. We had the seafood dish that came with fish, lobster, shrimp and mashed potatoes. The fish...More

Thank kay24256
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Cristobal is a place to take visitors that have come to Habana and would like to experience a gourmet experience beyond the standard public restaurant or even standard paladar quality.

Thank abspain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The interieur is a bit "interesting" but the food is great and the service amazing - highly recommended!

Thank Hazzazza
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We were one of the first tables served for the night yet service was unbelievably bad. It was stifling hot in the restaurant, there was no airflow at all, I couldn't wait to finish the meal and get out. Trainee waiter didn't know the difference...More

1  Thank Georgia K
Reviewed August 2, 2018

This was our first restaurant in Cuba. I really wanted to go here, but my local tour guide warned against it. I had to convince both the guide and her superior to take me here! They said it is overpriced, nothing special, not authentic... many...More

3  Thank Karaoshkin
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We had high expectations walking in for dinner (after we made a reservation earlier that day). But we were disappointed with the quality of the food. We both ordered fish, and it was pretty bland. We also did not like that they brought bread to...More

Thank marievanhoo
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August 23, 2018|
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Response from abhurley | Reviewed this property |
As American travelers, we had a travel agency that specialized in ecological tours. They made ever single arrangement fir our entire two week stay. Cooking classes were offered at one paladar, but I can’t remember which one... More
April 15, 2018|
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Response from Yacselys P | Reviewed this property |
alamesacuba makes reservations on line, for almost every best restaurant in havana
April 13, 2018|
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Response from R L | Reviewed this property |
you can call them +53 (7) 8679109. try with the 7 if it is not working, drop the 7, can't find it right now.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
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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