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Paladar Los Mercaderes

Calle Mercaderes #207 | e/ Lamparilla y Amargura, Havana 101100, Cuba
+53 7 8012437
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Calle Mercaderes #207 | e/ Lamparilla y Amargura, Havana 101100, Cuba
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate lunch here and it was amazing. Very friendly staff and music!! The food was wonderful, we had a great time!! I highly recommend it to everyone.

Thank Chloe D
Reviewed yesterday

This was probably the best meal that we had in Cuba. The atmosphere was fantastic, to sit on the balcony and watch the world go by! The food was delicious! My partner and i ate here as the music coming from upstairs drew us in...More

Thank rachel m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was great but the eye candy was better. My friends and I figured that attractiveness definitely was a requirement to work there. That wasn't the reason the food was great though- i only ate ropa veija the whole trip and there's was the...More

Thank laura k
yamil749, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Thank you for coming and review us, we are happy to know you had a great time with your friend. We are a family restaurant run by my wife and I and we always work hard in order to please our visitors, we make...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Habaneros have a saying: "The three greatest achievements of the revolution? Education, Healthcare and sport. Its three greatest failures? Breakfast, lunch and dinner." Like most good jokes, it's funny because it's true. But Paladar Los Mercaderes is an oasis for foodies. We ate here three...More

Thank Peter T
yamil749, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Thank you for visiting and review us, My wife, my team and I are very happy to know you had 3 excellent meals in our run family restaurant and enjoyed in a Big way . My wife and I with our team try to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had 4 fantastic meals here, they are not cheap but you can be sure the meat, sauce and drinks are authentic, the real thing. We are here twice and food was the best we had anywhere in Cuba. This is a private resteraunt which...More

Thank AaronPaki
yamil749, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Thank you for visiting and review us , we are very happy to hear you had 4 fantastic meals with us, there is a misunderstanding , WE ARE A PRIVATE FAMILY RESTAURANT , RUN BY MY WIFE AND I , NOT RUN BY THE...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very good restaurant in Old Havana, recommended to go for dinner or lunch. It requires prior reservation because the restaurant is usually fully booked. the restaurant has a beautiful view of the old town and has good lively music playing. The food...More

Thank manish_mkj
yamil749, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Thank you for visiting and review us, we are happy to hear you love our family restaurant, when my wife and I started it we wanted to create a nice harmony of ambiance , service and food so we are please to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely restaurant in a beautiful location with great live music. My friend (who is a fellow vegetarian) and I decided to order all the sides, so black beans and white rice, cooked vegetables, banana chips, and fried plantains, sweet potato fries and...More

Thank Stephluvsthebeach
yamil749, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Thank you for visiting and review us. We are very happy to know you and your vegetarian friend had a great time with us, we are a family restaurant run by my wife and I and we also love vegetarian food, I recommend you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This way my family's first trip to Cuba and we were looking for a nice lunch spot after a tour of the city. We were happy to find a place with friendly, English speaking staff and air conditioning. There was a beautiful band playing traditional...More

Thank marciellas
yamil749, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello thank you for visiting and review us. As a family restaurant we are very happy to know you and your family enjoyed a beautiful lunch with us. Our friendly team is happy to welcome you back next time you want to visit us. Regards...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was very helpful in giving suggestions and very nice. The food was wonderful! The beans and rice were some of the best I've tasted! They make a great mojito.More

Thank M_M0992
yamil749, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Thank you for visiting and review us. WE are very happy to know you had a great time with us. As a family restaurant we are working with 11 countryside families and 1 of them farm our creamy black beans, Very tasty!!!!!!!, I also...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Paladar Los Mercaderes was not only the best meal I have eaten in Havana, but one of the best restaurants I have been to in the world. We generally found service rather lacking in Cuba, but not here. The service was phenomenal! We ate there...More

Thank Sadie P
yamil749, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Thank you for visiting and review us. As a family restaurant we just love to hear what you say since this is the result of all the passion and love our team does everyday. We wont stop trying to be great everyday. Regards Yamil

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oregondiva
July 17, 2017|
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Response from dofthesea | Reviewed this property |
Matter of fact I would recommend going both meals as the food and ambiance is incredible.
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Carolyn S
July 7, 2017|
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Response from TomM8132 | Reviewed this property |
Sometimes they will access the message and respond, but only by chance. Telephone numbers from their business card is: (53)78012437 or cell (53)52901531
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Billy C
July 6, 2017|
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Response from AdventureAbounds1 | Reviewed this property |
Billy we are about 15 minutes walking distance or 8 minutes in a bike taxi.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$12 - $35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mercaderes #207 | e/ Lamparilla y Amargura, Havana 101100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8012437
  • E-mail
Description
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.
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