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Cafe El Mercurio

Lamparilla No. 2 | B/Oficios and Avenida Del Puerto, Havana, Cuba, Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 7 8606168
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Mar 29, 2017
“Nice, relatively cheap, great location to people watch!”
Feb 6, 2017
“Good value and atmosphere”
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CUISINES
Latin, International, Cuban
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Lamparilla No. 2 | B/Oficios and Avenida Del Puerto, Havana, Cuba, Havana 10100, Cuba
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Reviewed January 12, 2016

This was my worst food experience during my two week trip around Cuba this year. When we walked in, we were ignored by the (large number!) of staff for 10 minutes. Another 25 minutes after we sat down and only thanks to the help of...More

Thank Elena0906
María Elena M, Director Comercial at Cafe El Mercurio, responded to this review

Dear Ms, We are so sorry about your regrettable experience at the restaurant. We would like to know the date of your visit. It will be very useful for us. Nevertheless, we are working with the staff concerning your comments. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed January 4, 2016

We had lunch here on our first day in Havana. As we were with a tour group we had only a limited selection but my entrée of tuna salad was excellent and the chicken for main was well done. I enjoyed the crème caramel dessert...More

Thank mazhad
Reviewed December 23, 2015

You can find fish at any restaurant in Havana. However, it is flat, dry, and overcooked almost everywhere. There are a few restaurants that serve well-prepared fish and El Mercurio is one of them. The best is just around the corner, El Templete. However, El...More

Thank sanchell
Reviewed November 10, 2015

On a very hot afternoon they were tinkering with the air conditioning so we went from very hot to comfortable throughout the meal. The service was very average, slow and quite indifferent, The food varied, my husband had a steak which was pretty good, I...More

Thank SydneyTeviot
Reviewed November 2, 2015

The charm of this place is that it is not trendy. The servers' attitude was somewhat indifferent. The fabric-covered booths were cozy but not for 32C. We ordered a bottle of cava and helped ourselves to the bottle when we wanted more. The shrimps were...More

Thank mnng1222
Reviewed September 17, 2015

We stumbled upon El Mercurio Cafe on our Insight Cuba tour and was pleasantly surprised by the ambiance, great customer service and detailed menu that this restaurant provides. Our server was so nice and helpful! If you are in Cuba, this is a must stop!...More

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed September 8, 2015

We ate here with friends 6 of us in total and a little girl of 2. On this day it was very hot and the staff came outside where we were sat (no room inside when we arrived) and put umbrellas all around us so...More

Thank pharoah68
Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Pretty place! It had AC. Me and my boyfriend both had pasta, it was okay. service was poor, forgot our appetizer and forgot my strawberry daiquiri. 2 wait staff serving maybe 10 people.

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Service sucked food was ok We ordered pasta for both of us and the mercurio special was over cooked There were 2 wait staff on and maybe a dozen people inside They were terrible on service and had to go ask for the bill at...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2015

Small, but cozy, an excellent spot to "restore" yourself before continuing this magic journey through history, Art, Culture and Architecture!

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Gloria. La mas bella. Sigue trabajando alli
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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Average prices
$3 - $10
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamparilla No. 2 | B/Oficios and Avenida Del Puerto, Havana, Cuba, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8606168
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Description
Located facing the second old square in Havana, first floor at the beautiful Lonja del Comercio, the first modern business building in the city. Mediterranean ambiance, has a large experience in celebrations at Lonja del Comercio. From its different angles beautiful views of San Francisco square can be admired.