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Paladar Los Mercaderes

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PRICE RANGE
$10 - $31
CUISINES
Italian, Fusion, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.1 miles from Old Square (Plaza Vieja)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch here was so delicious, we had to have it two days in a row! Exceptional service, fresh delicious food, and please don't miss out on the brulee desert.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t say enough about this restaurant. Fantastic find in Old Havana. The building is very authentic Cuban with live elegant music to add to your experience. The food is something you wouldn’t think to find in Cuba. Highly recommended for a romantic dinner or enjoy...with a group of friends. A must try.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Our son is vegetarian and whilst the menu had some options the chef cooked a special ‘meat free’ spaghetti dish for him! The service was great and we didn’t have to wait long for our food. At the end the owner came over...to us and thanked us for our custom - a nice touch making us feel valued customers. We would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to eat. Interesting decor, great service and excellent food, all locally souced. I will eat here again on my next visit to Havana in September 2022.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice upmarket restaurant serving authentic food. Quiet, but good location in old Havana . Service was good and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place with excellent food and even live music during lunch time. Try the croquettes as appetizers, just delicious. Excellent Cuban coffee to finish

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 3, 2022 via mobile

Great place, wonderful service, very nice staff. Our host at our AirB&B suggested this nice restaurant and it was excellent.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

Phenomenal and I don't use the word lightly. Brilliant menu... I am vegetarian and the mushroom risotto is the best I have ever had. Immaculately clean, brilliant staff, beautiful building and lovely owner. For the quality very reasonable. Going back again before we leave.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

Must visit restaurant if staying in Havana. Excellent food, reasonably priced and very professional attentive service. Beautiful location in converted house, with balconies overlooking quiet street.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022 via mobile

Phenomenal! I happened upon this restaurant on my second day in havana, and I’m so glad I did! I had delicious lobster tacos and fresh mango juice for lunch and a lovely chat with the owner! I will definitely be back during my stay in...Havana to try more of their extensive menu!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022

Nice Lobster, nice spot, good music, good service, downtown, warm decoration, good for big groups. We really enjoyed the experience! We were a Portuguese group

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2022

The only restaurant during our 2-week trip through Cuba that we visited twice. The food is great (both in terms of variety offered & taste), the location is great and the service is outstanding (especially Jorge!).

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022

My friend and I had come to Havana for a couple of weeks to celebrate finishing university, and out of all the eateries, Paladar Los Mercaderes stood out. We came on one evening and saw it bustling and attempted to get a table, however we...had to settle for the following evening due to its popularity, and it was well worth the wait. The food was the most flavoursome we had had when in the capital and the presentation was fantastic. Furthermore, the frozen daiquiris were a nice surprise as they were made from fresh fruit. Couple this with live music and very attentive staff in a beautifully restored building and it soon became our favourite spot in town to eat. We came on our final night and had the lobster with pineapple sauce, and it exceeded all expectations - a taste sensation! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone going to Havana as it has a personal touch and is on a par with some fine dining restaurants for less than fine dining prices.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022

Best lobster I had in Havana. Very good service and drinks menu. Life music was very nice! Nice old house.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed June 8, 2022

Amazing restaurant, by far the best dinner we had on our two weeks holiday in Cuba. We tried the pork gourmet, the ropa vieja and the creole pork in curry sauce and they were all really nice. Very nice atmosphere as well with live music...and friendly service. Definitely recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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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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Paladar Los Mercaderes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5