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Our restaurant is located in the center of OLD HAVANA in a beautifully renovated colonial house built circa 1890. It has 2 salons, each with unique decorations, fabulous furnishings and signature tiles. There are also frescos from 1905 on all of the walls which brings an added facet to the style of the restaurant. Our beautiful interior hanging garden adds an enticing and pleasant ambience to your dining experience. Please join our family restaurant and enjoy fabulous Cuban food plus some international food , friendly service, great beverages and all the best of old Havana.
PRICE RANGE
$12 - $36
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian, Fusion, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed March 26, 2020

Beautiful family restaurant with delicious food and great service! Best food of our stay in Havana! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2020

Everything about this restaurant is perfect. The waiter even offered us cigars on the house to pair with a rhum he recommended. While we were smoking said cigars, the owner came by and enquired about our experience and chatted with us for a while about...what they have been trying to do and the history of the house the restaurant is in and so much more. We felt like celebrities. One of the best meals I've had in my life.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 24, 2020 via mobile

Beautiful space, wonderful staff and the food was delicious. The best food we had durning our one week stay in Havana. I am vegetarian and they had plenty of delicious veggie options! Price points were very reasonable. The owner and staff are lovely! Thanks for...a great night!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

The food was delicious ,authentic and beautifully presented It was served by charming helpful staff.Gorgeous old building spotlessly clean We ate on the balcony with a view of the bustling street below .

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

The best food we had in Havana. We visited La Guarida too, this pace was better. Great location in old town, lovely building too and great value - nothing was expensive here, but quality was excellent.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

This is by far the best food I have had in Havana. I was blown by the quality and taste of the food in this restaurant. Friendly staff, very professional and knowledgeable. You will find the prices are higher than your normal restaurant in cuba...but is worth every penny. I can say this is as close as it gets to gourmet food in cuba. The boniato and lasagna appetizer are really good. The layered pastry and créeme brûlée deserts are to die for. You can expect great quality and flavor from any dish you get here. Highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 8, 2020

We spent 10 days in Havana, and Paladar Los Mercaderes was by far the best restaurant we ate at. We learned of it when we Googled for the best restaurants in Havana. It was so good, that we ate there twice. Everything about this restaurant...is superior. The prices are really resonable, too. Dinner for two with drinks and an appetizer, and tip will run you less than $60. Of course, you could buy a pizza on the street for $1, but if you are looking for great food, great service, and tasteful live music playing in the background, go to Paladar Los Mercaderes. I promise you won't regret it. Next trip to Havana, Yamil, we'll come to eat at your restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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yamil749, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2020
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Muchas gracias Stephen por su visita! Nos llena de mucha alegría su maravillosa opinión sobre nuestro restaurante familiar. Con esas...More

Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Best food in Cuba!! We were so tired of the mediocre food that we had in Cuba.... this restaurant would be a winner anywhere in the world. Excellent Tostones, best octopus, excellent rabbit tortellini, beautiful desserts!!! Don’t forget their wonderful selection of wines and rums!!...The service was great! We ended up going 3 times during our 3 weeks in Cuba!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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yamil749, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2020
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Muchas gracias Shari por dejarnos tan excelente opinión sobre nuestro restaurante familiar. Nos llena de mucha alegría conocer que nos...More

Reviewed February 25, 2020

Food was very good and the service is what you would expect from a much more expensive place. Prices are very reasonable.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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yamil749, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020
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Muchas gracias Gary por visitarnos y dejar su opinión. Nos alegra saber que disfrutó de una linda experiencia en nuestro...More

Reviewed February 18, 2020

This restaurant hit the spot! The Italian food was exceptional. Our group had the eggplant lasagna and crabmeat ravioli. We also ordered some bread which seemed more French than Italian, but came warm and was all eaten. The service was great. We also has some...local music. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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yamil749, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2020
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Gracias Ann por visitarnos! Contentos de conocer su satisfacción por nuestros platos italianos. Opiniones como la suya nos impulsan siempre...More

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ivoguti
January 22, 2020|
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Response from Jill B | Reviewed this property |
Do make a reservation for a window seat!
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lunaviajera19
July 22, 2019|
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Response from Yamil A | Property representative |
Hola Luna Dsiculpe la tardanza en la respuesta; nos ha sido imposible conectarnos a Tripadvisor en estos dias. Gracias por elegirnos y esperamos nos visite en otra oportunidad.
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307angelan
June 20, 2019|
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Response from Yamil A | Property representative |
Hello Angela, Thank you for choosing us. We confirm your reservation for 3 people at 8.30 pm on Saturday 22nd June. Regards. Armando
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