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El Aljibe

Calle 7ma | Miramar, Playa, Havana 10400, Cuba
+53 7 2044233
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“roasted chicken” (26 reviews)
“black beans” (47 reviews)
Open Now
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
Calle 7ma | Miramar, Playa, Havana 10400, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop in Havana. I must say after all the warnings about food in Cuba, I was pleasantly surprised. The menu is in English, easy to navigate. The chicken was super, and all the extra dishes were balanced in taste. It takes...More

Thank HK_Traveller05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is large and airy...open side windows. The menu is diverse although they specialize in chicken. I don't eat meat and had no problem finding something good to eat. The portions are generous.

Thank Janette A
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Everything you need to know is in the title of my review. The roast chicken is typical comida creolla - lovely mojo-style gravy, roasted to perfection at a good price. The one drawback was the lack of ambiance. It was a quiet as the grave...More

Thank 161limeywestlake
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

This is the best place to eat chicken and Cuban food, the staff is very friendly and helpful! I recommend this place if you want to eat chicken 😍

Thank Yoly D
Reviewed March 21, 2018

This place is one of the restaurants with great value to price in Havana. Food is consistently good, you get all you can eat beans and rice, service is good and price is good for the value. Highly recommended!

Thank Georgi_Tsvetanov
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Is it the best chicken I have ever had no but pretty good. It has a nice special secret sauce that comes with it. Supposedly serves the best Creole food in Cuba and was featured on Anthony Bourdain's show No reservations. There was live entertainment...More

Thank Where_to_travel_next
Reviewed March 3, 2018

If you are visiting Havana and have a chance to try this place you won't be disappointed. Have the chicken with rice and beans and don't even bother asking for a menu.

Thank Barry Y
Reviewed February 5, 2018

a very good places to eat.the food is very good and the prices not bad..I will recommended. sex vero.

Reviewed February 4, 2018

Very informal and rustic despite the rather grand entrance, and the welcome, service and ambiance are warm and friendly. Excellent chicken, beans and rice - and your order comes up quickly too. It's not fine dining, but we ate there twice and enjoyed it both...More

Thank nonsibisedaliis
Reviewed January 31, 2018

I have been here several times and it never disappoints. Took my boss and his family and they absolutely loved it. Although everything is good - they are known for the chicken - served family style. The rice and beans are glorious. Be sure to...More

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February 9, 2017|
Response from El Aljibe Resta... C | Property representative |
El Restaurante El Aljibe recrea un estilo campestre con techo de guano y áreas bien ventiladas. Por tal motivo Ud puede fumar donde desee, pero le sugiero el espacio que está a la derecha de la entrada al salón, frente al... More
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February 8, 2017|
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Response from El Aljibe Resta... C | Property representative |
Muchas gracias por interesarse en nuestro restaurante. Las cocteles están sobre la base de 2.50-3.00 CUC, las cervezas a 2.00 y 2.50 CUC (nacionales e importadas, respectivamente), los refrescos a 1.50 y 2.00 CUC... More
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January 28, 2017|
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Response from El Aljibe Resta... C | Property representative |
Como bien Ud dice, el agua no es problema porque es embotellada. En cuanto a los cocteles debo decirle que nunca se nos ha presentado situación desfavorable alguna al respecto. El restaurante se encuentra categorizado, para... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $22
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
11:59 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 7ma | Miramar, Playa, Havana 10400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 2044233
  • E-mail
Restaurante de comida cubana, un ranchón de guano en plena ciudad, donde se ofrece un servicio familiar y rápido. La Especialidad de la Casa es el Pollo asado al Aljibe, guarnecido con arros blanco, frijoles negros dormidos, vegetales de estación y vianda frita, todo por un único precio.
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