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El Monguito


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Reviewed January 21, 2019

Across calle L (L Street) from the Habana Libre, the set-back entrance is easy to miss. This is one of the original family-owned paladars in Havana. The ropa vieja and arroz moro are delicious. Don't be mistaken: this is not fancy fare or Havana chic....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank George H
Reviewed September 9, 2018

El Monguito is actually a "paladar", a family restaurant in their house. We really liked this concept, quite typical in Cuba, which also offers a glimpse of how Cubans live. The food at El Monguito is home-made and fresh, the portions are quite big and...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank ZzanZara
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We walked a couple of miles from where we were staying to get dinner to go from here. The restaurant is tiny and a little hidden. We speak very limited Spanish, and they spoke very limited English so translating was a little difficult. However, the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank aumphress14
Reviewed February 11, 2018

What this place lacks in elegance, it sure makes up for in great food and bang-for-buck! Only 4 or 5 tables here, so might be busy at some times. Yes, more like eating at somebody's home. No view and not fine dining but quite a...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

You get into a living room where you find six tables and there it is where you seat. you feel as you were invited to a friend's house. Not much choice in the menu but very honest food. Friendly service. Do not miss the opportunity...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Carles F
Reviewed December 5, 2017

This is a small hole in the wall - opposite the Havana Libre and i don't know why it is not jammed all the time. I have taken out food from here 4 or 5 times. Portions are always large, quality and taste are always...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Amy x
Reviewed November 26, 2017

One of the better places. The food is nice and tasty. My only complaint was that the place was too small and crowded and you constantly get bumped and pushed around. Other than that, all good.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank agrazsamantha
Reviewed March 4, 2017

My Wife and I visited tho excellent place on our first night.You may walk right by this place or think it doesn't look great.Well it doesn't look the best but the food is amazing.Plastic chair and small place are what you get.But the service is...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank smithjgarry
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

The title says it all. It's a tiny restaurant with a tiny menu. Not all items are always available. But the food was very good, service attentive and prices on the low side. No frills, just simple good food.

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank dbsubscribe777
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Definitely one of the best places to eat fish in Habana. I spend around 4 months every year in Habana and have a reasonable knowledge of the restaurants scene. Even though there are lots of more elegant restaurants that serve good fish and in much...More

Date of visit: September 2016
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