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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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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We (two adults one 6 year old) loved this restaurant. The music was great, the service was very good and the food was extremely nice. We would definatley go back and recommend it to a friend.

Thank amanda p
Zurich, Switzerland
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although the entrance looks really small and unimpressive, it serves the best food in Havanna. Service was fast, professional and eager. There was also live music. Altogether, the atmosphere with the good food was very comfortable, which cannot be taken for granted. This surely has a price, it was the most expensive meal we had in Cuba (meat dish for... More 

Thank Bubble1628
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place with very good service. The waiter was speaking English very well. The food is a little pricey for its quality. The romantic atmosphere makes this place a good place for a date night.

Thank Corina F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This would be the best restaurant in old Havana. This is a privately owned restaurant and not part of the government scam. It has great food very friendly and helpful staff which included the owner.

Thank Sergio R
Santa Rosa, California
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Near the port, which is handy for cruise folk. Outstanding find for all. Reserve if possible. Our favorite.

Thank WoodySandy
Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calm elegant space. Almost over attentive waiting staff. Can't blame Cubans in the profit sector for that. Have to remember that this is not 1st world, it's wonderful casual Havana. Fish Cervice a winner. Followed by spicy seafood (not to spicy according to her) Me, papplion sword fish baked with vegetables. Over cooked. Ordered a side of steamed veg which... More 

Thank 255100Mark
Quebec City, Canada
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner on the balcony of this lovely paladar. We both had seafood with the usual accompaniments of rice and black beans. My portion was quite large, pretty tasty but not extraordinary. The service was polite and friendly, the wine okay but it was the atmosphere that made the experience really pleasant.

Thank eek9
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here for lunch, which was 20 CUC each, but had three courses and a drink included. Food was great, everything was fresh and delicious. Taste the Flan, you won't regret. Staff was friendly and very welcoming. We have been to many paladars in Havana, great service AND food in this one, which is not obvious. Greetings to Mr.... More 

Thank Alexgtr
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and boyfriend went here for dinner and it was such a lovely meal! The food tastes great and the staff were lovely! We would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank Lizzyjm13
Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great decor, food tasty, but small portions for price. Service was nice, but slow and the whole place is a little serious and stiff. Our first drinks arrived AFTER our meals arrived. We both had the specials of the day, which were not accompanied by any sides or vegetables, which we were advised not to order. My beef was cooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $33
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, International
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?