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Castas & Tal

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Calle Galiano #51 | entre San Lazaro y Trocadero, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8642177
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Romanel, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here three times during our stay in Havana. It is a small restaurant with few tables and is constantly busy. On each visit we had different staff serve us but they were always helpful and friendly. Once we found the service slow. The food was well presented and tasty (however, I do not recommend the pasta and veggie... More 

Thank Titch-the-Witch
Athens, Greece
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Havana goes modern in this friendly and nicely decorated cozy restaurant! The food is tasty, the courses innovatively presented and the ratio price to quality is excellent! Totally worth a visit :)

Thank Biovoyager
Lausanne, Switzerland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was nice, and the food very tasty! However, the staff wasn't very welcoming and warm. Morever, the staff worked intentionally slow to make the customers feel uncomfortable. Finally, they were using their mobile phone near us and there were also eating during the service.

Thank raphaelsantoro
Gdynia, Poland
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant, for sure one of the best in Havana. They serve Cuban-style dishes in a very modern way. Juices were very fresh, meat was very fresh and of good quality. We've ordered chicken with orange/pineapple sauce and pork in chef's sauce. Both really nice.

Thank AniuiSlaju
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Found this place walking around after our original restaraunt choice had run out of most items on the menu. Everything was top quality. Food and service were both amazing. Highly recommended coming here to finish off a trip to cuba on a high note.

Thank Daniel M
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Ronel (sp?) was an attentive and wonderful server, and patient with us. They had nice cold beers and cocktails. The menu was inventive; curry sauce for dipping our croquettas, blue cheese and chocolate sauce for the ropa vieja. The rice and beans come with each dish and the beans were flavorful, the food was truly delicious. Only complaint would be... More 

Thank catie313
Auburn, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I ate and this wonderful place four times in the week we were in Cuba. Located a block from the malecón and two blocks from the vieja district, this restaurant impressed me so much with its caring waitstaff and talented kitchen. The menu is small, but everything they do, they do well. Do yourself a favor. Order... More 

Thank warhood87
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Totally recommended. The place is small but very well kept and curated. The food is lovely and very well priced. Try the traditional ropa vieja and the mixed starters and you won't be disappointed. I've been several times and it has always been a pleasure!

Thank Cristina C
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner at this place last night. It is quite small, all on one level, right off the street. The windows were open so we could sometimes hear the traffic and smell the vehicle fumes. This place is obviously privately owned. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They even could communicate in English, albeit with difficulty. The staff... More 

Thank Ledgerbar
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

A relief from the state owned restaurants in Havana! Both the service and the menu are great. Close to the Malecón and Casa de la Música and very affordable prices. Recommended!

Thank Marielle C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Galiano #51 | entre San Lazaro y Trocadero, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8642177
Nuestro Paladar ha recomenzado recientemente sus servicios. Deseamos complacer a nuestros clientes y que se sientan a gusto en nuestro nuevo espacio. Ofertamos nuevas recetas creadas por nuestra Chef Rancys y las tan gustadas de siempre.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?