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Paladar Los Mercaderes

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Calle Mercaderes #207 | e/ Lamparilla y Amargura, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8612437
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dined here on our final evening in Havana and we had a lovely meal. This was slightly more expensive than the other restaurants we ate at whilst in Havana but the food was very good. We had classical music in the background by a very talented violinist which provided a nice ambiance. The restaurant itself was quaint and little... More 

Thank Ge0rdieGl0beTr0tter
Milan, Italy
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant located in one of the main streets of Old Habana Food is good with some typical cuban dishes Athmosphere is nice and drinks are good However it's expensive, with prices in line with major European cities

Thank repossiluca
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were directed here by our tour guide but it was fantastic from the rose petalled staircase to the lovely polite waiters. We had the pleasure of eating here two nights on the first and last nights of our stay. The food was excellent the wine was perfect. A lovely memory of a lovely country.

Thank lynnegriffin2016
Miami, Florida
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was suggested by our driver (a true pro, super friendly, knows everything and everyone, and if I could, I would review him here too and give him 10 stars. Send me a question if you want his info). I had no idea that La Habana Vieja was such a foodie-lover's paradise. The staff was super friendly. The food... More 

Thank Bea L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate three times risotto here, it was excellent. Besides their limonade natural is 3,50. But I had no complains during my 3 visits. There is life music on the balcony and they have a kind guy at the entrance.

Thank jooorn
Adelaide, Australia
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169 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has been fitted out with antiques and there are rose petals on the staircase leading up. The staff were enthusiastic and we were greeted and seated. My meal was delicious and one of the best I had in Havana, my husbands was a little under whelming too many flavours drowning out the food(which is very unusual in Cuba),... More 

Thank WOJD64
Winterthur, Switzerland
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waiters were very eager to fulfill your wishes and the interior design was very lovely. The food was excellent! I had the traditional "Ropa Vieja" and it was the best during my time in Havanna. My friend and I also shared a salad as a starter which included fresh vegetables. There was a violinist playing in the corner but... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i stayed in a hotel across the street from this restaurant and noticed lovely live music coming from the balcony. Soon I read in my guidebook that this is an excellent paladar, and booked dinner here. You are lead up marble stairs into a high-ceiling set of rooms with attentive service and old world ambiance.The place was packed, and there... More 

Thank Jude12601
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small quaint place this and we found the service good as was the food. Nice touch as you get called up the petal strewn stairs was a string quartet playing a tune. However for Cuba this is a bit pretentious and too expensive.

Thank Steve B
Sao Paulo, SP
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to eat the best Cuban food there is. Lots of sea food and Cristianos y Moros. The restaurant is well located in Ciudad Vieja, close to La Bodeguita del Medio and Hotel Raquel. But don't forget to have Cuban Pesos with you, Paladar Lo Mercaderes doesn't accept credit card (like in most places in Cuba).

Thank VictoriaPelegrini

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $34
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mercaderes #207 | e/ Lamparilla y Amargura, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8612437
Our restaurant is located in the center of OLD HAVANA in a beautifully renovated colonial house built circa 1890.
It has 3 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 us and enjoy fabulous food, friendly service, great beverages and all the best of old Havana.

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