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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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Havana, Cuba
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I go there very often. I know the owner cause I met him on my very first visit and he always comes over to say hi when he is there i go. Food and service is always great and in Cuba not many places have this kind of consistency. I would definitely recommend it even if it is not on... More 

Thank Allan_Siegelbaum
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily the best food in Havana, if not Cuba. It's easy to see why the Obama's came here. A small thin restaurant down a side alley with loads of mementos, an extensive and delicious menu and well priced. You'll need a reservation to eat there, so get one as soon as you can!

Thank Giles D
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is amazing! It was a great experience to eat where obama did and it was the best food we had in Cuba! I recommend one of their more exotic dishes, as you will be eating enough rice and beans at other restaurants!

Thank Julie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are a group from Canada and the US. We were excited to eat where the Obama's ate on their recent trip. The food was amazing and cheap. The service was impeccable. The Paladar gave us gifts at the end of our meal and made us feel like royalty! What a great experience! Make reservations by email or by your... More 

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Havana, Cuba
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a classic Havana restaurant well worth a visit. Good food and great service. Make sure you make a reservation in good time though - after Obama´s visit it has been crowded.

Thank ToveSW
Fairfax, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made reservations and were promptly seated. The service was amazing and the food was very good and very reasonably priced. The restaurant is filled with many pictures and the manager gave us a tour after dinner. The chef/owner was speaking with the guests and even took a picture with us to commemorate this dinner.

Thank goblues29
Panama City, Panama
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant with our 4 sons 20, and 21 and our two teenagers. They Loved It. Amazing service beyond words. The waiter Frank was really amazing. The decoration of the restaurant is an experience by itself, and the service superb. Congratulations.

Thank wdowning1
Hillsboro, Oregon
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

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