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San Cristobal Paladar

San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lamb stew” (15 reviews)
“eggplant” (15 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Meals were 15-20cuc and ok. Fish was fresh. Vegetarian options weren't great. The real treat came at the end. The waiter brought each of us a cigar and a shot of liquor.

Thank Vamos5_Trip
Reviewed 3 days ago

While researching places to eat while we were in Havana, San Cristobal Paladar was high on many lists. In recent history, its claim to fame was that the President and Mrs. Obama dined here on their historic visit to Havana 2 years ago. Through our...More

Thank BnMadven
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the most flavorful food I had while in Cuba. The service was good and our waiter was delightful. If you are looking for air conditioned dining, be sure to request this ahead of time. The majority of the dining is outdoors, with one...More

Thank Welltrvled
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is amazing, really peculiar restaurant with its own soul. The service is amazing and the food really good. Make sure you have a reservation. Highly recommended!

Thank Elisabetta T
Reviewed 1 week ago

It maybe booked out a week for dinner, but if it is try one for lunch. Food was amazing and great value. Make sure you get the sampler and the rum will coat/burn your stomach nicely.

Thank Danh B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was amazed with their service since in Cuba 95% of the places have the worst customer service, and delighted by every plate that they put on the table. I cant wait to go back.

Thank Marislay C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't comment on the food as they wouldn't serve us without a reservation, even for lunch. Can we make a dinner reservation? No. What about tomorrow? No.... try next week (after we leave the country). More importantly, this place is in a really lousy neighbourhood....More

Thank Dominique D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make a reservation and if you can, make it for 8! After 8 it gets crowded and you may have to wait. I had an 8 o'clock reservation and was seated immediately, service is a little slow but hey it's Cuba! Food was excellent and...More

Thank Jen-jer75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard about this restaurant and had tried to make reservations for dinner but it was nearly impossible. It just so happened we walked past it during our morning exploration and popped in. The chef was more than accommodating and told us to come for...More

Thank SarahFrances7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our first dinner here after arriving in Havana. I had previously tried to email the restaurant to make a reservation, but never heard back... luckily we were able to call and make a reservation. I'm a vegetarian and was worried that I wouldn't...More

Thank granviajerodelmundo
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
are you wheelchair assessable
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Andrew L | Reviewed this property |
The staff here is amazing and they would not hesitate to help you with all of your accessibility needs - I guarantee it!
Kat C
Their website says they accept American dollars is this true?
April 13, 2017|
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Response from Mary N | Reviewed this property |
yes... but it is better to pay in CUCs.
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I've emailed the restaurant twice (once last week and once this week) to try and book a table for 2 weeks time, but they are not replying. Has anybody been able to book in advance, and if so, how? Thanks
March 23, 2017|
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Response from craigclark | Reviewed this property |
Internet service is spotty in Cuba. You can always try having the host if you are doing Airbnb or concierge if you are staying at a hotel make the reservation for you
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Restaurant Details

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