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El Viejo Enrike

#201 of 677 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
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Corrales 161 Entre Cienfuegos y Aponte | Habana vieja, Havana 10400, Cuba
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

ok, so where do I start, following a visit to my in-laws house 2 blocks from this restaurant, my wife and I decided to check it out. Our house is in the Playa district, that generally has better restaurants (which are also less prone to scams due to being off the tourist trail), but we said what the hell. The... More 

Thank Josip L
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

I was told about this place by one of the hotel staff. He took us walking to the place which wasn't too far from the Hotel Saratoga. I ordered 'fricase de pollo' with rice and fried bananas, which was great with large portions. My mother ordered a olive pizza. It was average, but then again we're in Cuba... why order... More 

Thank Angelo D
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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223 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

We enjoyed a pleasant dinner here in this quiet, cosy paladar - pork, rice and beans. We came here for local style dishes and were quite satisfied with the simple dishes served to us. We would come here again for the same dishes, but elsewhere for some of the more unique Havana offerings.

Thank capeintl
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

A door man MARCELO at our hotel Saratoga recommend to us ( I think he gets commission ) bcs he told us it was the best paladar in Havana, he personally walked us from our hotel to this paladar ( to get his commission). Bad service, horrible food... I had a grilled chicken with rice and beans, the chicken didn't... More 

Thank Melfuertes
Vancouver, Canada
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

Decent food in a little hole-the-wall near El Capitolio. Prices a little high. A good deal of the extensive menu was not available and the offerings for vegetarian very limited.

Thank Kathryn A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

very very expensive!! 2 pizza and 2 beers 26 cuc! people getting out and inside the kitchen all the time! service horrible!!!

Thank Daniela C
Orange County
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016 via mobile

We were told of this place by a local hotel doorman. The location is tucked away on a small side street near the Capitolio with a speak-easy feel at the front door. The 3 of us all enjoyed the food and thought it was collectively the best meal we had over our 4 days in town. Very local in feel,... More 

Thank Todd H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016

Reading some of the recent reviews you'd think this restaurant should be avoided; that would be a mistake. A good menu, interesting dishes, very helpful and pleasant staff. El Viejo Enrike is small, a dozen tables at most, in two rooms, so reservations are recommended. As for expense, CUC (the convertible peso) prices are expensive, especially if you convert US$.... More 

Thank igbg
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Came on our first night in Cuba and taxi driver recommend this place. Thinking this was as good as it gets in Cuba we were really worried about how we would eat the rest of the week. The shrimp starter was delicious but the pizzas were terrible with soggy/raw bases. Eat something else if you come here.

Thank Aucklander68
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2015

I would definitely wouldn't recommend this restaurant. A man from a hotel took us there, but it's really not worthy it! Every spaghetti, which had the lowest price in the menu,10euros!!!, was finished. How is it possible a restaurant that serves spaghetti runs out on their supplies??? Had to order something else. Cuban traditional cooked chicken was 17,5euros! and was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corrales 161 Entre Cienfuegos y Aponte | Habana vieja, Havana 10400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +(53)78612989

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?