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Paladar Dona Blanquita

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Paseo de Marti No 158 btwn Colon & Refugio, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8674958
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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199 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was brought here by my AirBnB owner. Decent place with a nice balcony view. I noticed that the prices were almost doubled of what I paid at higher rated establishments (and the food wasn't as good here). Would rather have gone somewhere else.

Thank TMSTZ12
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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1,251 reviews
488 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 527 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I mentioned I was hungry while checking into my hotel(Islazul Hotel Caribbean) and before I knew it the hotel security guard was ushering me over to Dona Blanquita. I sat down on the second floor patio and looked at the menu. Being a bit surprised with the fairly high tourist prices, I opted for a National beer($1.75) which was El... More 

Thank TryppAdams
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Doña Blanquita is close proximity to our rented casa. We went here past 7pm and looking forward to seat close to the balcony but we were told that they had a big group coming in shortly who had a reservation. However, that did not dampen our experience in anyway, as we really enjoyed our simple yet tasty meal here. My... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Nothing special but we had a decent dinner at this paladar. A good sized portion of ropa vieja was CUC15, a national beer CUC1.75 so prices probably reasonable for its location on Prado. Service was pleasant but not exceptional.

Thank Julie C
New York City, New York
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136 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We were randomly walking and found this place for lunch. Decent food and average prices. It seems to be that seafood is always every restaurants special but we didn't have that. Nice if you got a balcony seat to see outside on the street which we did. Nothing special here but food wasn't bad and worth going if you are... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Great place to eat nice cuban food and nice prices. We hate at the balcony and it was great, great views to Paseo de Marti, the main avenue of the city.

Thank filipetamota
United Kingdom
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

We had yucca of different sorts and plantain with honey sauce, yummy. Nice terrace with good views. Friendly service.

Thank Marcela B
Alexandria, Virginia
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283 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

The average food might not have mattered if we were not upstairs in a room with no windows and accessed by a very narrow spiral staircase.

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Miami, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

This place was incredible. Even though they have an extensive menu, we stuck with the basics. Ropa Vieja, Yuca al Mojo and Platano en Tentacion. I was with two colleagues from Mexico and they just loved the Yuca and plantains. The food here was easily the best meal we had on our whole trip to Havana. Also the location and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

We went here largely because we could see the balcony from the street and it looked like the perfect location for an early-evening meal. We were lucky in that one of the tables by the road was just being vacated when we arrived. The food was decent enough, although nothing to write home about. We had chicken and rabbit, with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Cuban, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo de Marti No 158 btwn Colon & Refugio, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8674958

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?