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Al Carbon


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Caribbean, Latin, Barbecue, Cuban, Central American, Grill
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Al Carbon stands out in Havana. A wide range of good quality chargrilled meats (I loved my rabbit), excellent service and a great ambience. Most Cuban food was mediochre, this was a cut above; western quality, at western prices

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Howdidyoudo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had the suckling pig and it was very nice. It was my first time so I have nothing to compare it too, but YUM! The short ribs were awesome. Service was great. We got lucky as we showed up without a reservation. You should get...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took myself out for a nice dinner on my last night in Cuba. Wanted Ivan Chef Justo's but they were full. Went to their other place just around the corner (Al Carbon) and was not disappointed. Decor is amazing.So much to see. Ate at...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Prestons_Dad
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has to be one of the better restaurants in Havana, and if not that, certainly it dishes up the best suckling pig. It was to die for. The restaurant is in the old quarter. The décor is full of interest and memorabilia. It is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank robyn r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant shows what privatization can do that a state run restaurant doesn’t get-good food,nice pleasant service, interesting atmosphere and a feeling that they care for more than your tips. These guys have learned that tips,will be there if they do their job well and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Peter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a final meal before our flight back to London, my boyfriend and I chose this place as we wanted to go somewhere special, it did not disappoint. We ordered a huge amount of food (probably too much), but we did eat it all as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nattyemily4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My aunt insisted in taking me to this location, upon showing up the doorman turned judge gave me an up and down look with an obvious dislike for my shorts ( there is no dress code at this restaurant) I was asked if I had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Alfred C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just walking back to our hotel (Mercure Sevilla Havana) and noticed this place. We decided to go back in the evening to give it a go. So glad we did. They managed to fit us in even though it was busy and we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jane P
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Location is super and easy to get there. Always packed so reservations are strongly advised. Service is impeccable, professional and efficient. We sat at the kitchen counter so we had the chance to see a true team of Chefs at work. As most reviews claim,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jvp-esp
Reviewed January 30, 2019

Had the suckling pig. Never had that before. Crisp and juicy. Can watch chefs prepare meals. Were with group of 14 and served well.

Date of visit: January 2019
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February 18, 2019|
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Response from Sphinx808 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly I can’t remember the exact prices but it is medium to high range - about $45 a head with wine. I know they’re open for dinner but not sure about lunch. Hope that helps. The chef has an even higher priced restaurant... More
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