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El Palenquito

Avenida de Rio #28 | Calle 6 y Carretera del Caney, Santiago de Cuba 20400, Cuba
+53 5 2896952
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:45 PMAll hours
Caribbean, Latin, Barbecue, Cuban
$$ - $$$
Avenida de Rio #28 | Calle 6 y Carretera del Caney, Santiago de Cuba 20400, Cuba
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Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I visited El Palenquito for lunch as part of a large group on July 17th. They comfortably seated us by creating one long table and a separate smaller table. While we had a bit of a wait and side dishes did not always arrive at...More

Thank LuvToTravel075
Reviewed July 4, 2016

The food at this restaurant is really good, the place is very beautiful. However the service was awful, the waitress had attitudes and were not very friendly. In addition, there were a lot f flies and a smell that took away my apetite....too bad! It...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed June 23, 2016

We visited el Palenquito for dinner in May with our Cuban friend, who had been recommended this restaurant by someone who lives locally. We were a little surprised when we left the city and ended up in a residential neighbourhood on the outskirts. When you...More

Thank bken
Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Awesome experience with the food and the attention, everything was good. If i get back to Santiago de Cuba I'll visit again

Thank Alberto R
Reviewed May 9, 2016

This garden restaurant in a residential neighborhood was one of our best dinner experiences during 2 weeks in Cuba. In a garden setting (we sat under the roofed part as rain seemed possible)...limited menu, clean, friendly staff, full bar, but fresh fish grilled over charcoal,...More

Thank vinojeff
Reviewed April 22, 2016

El palenquito is a nice restaurant outside of the center of Santiago. Is really calm and quite, with nice food and service, nothing from another world, just nice an calm

Thank Ernesto_Paraglider
Reviewed March 20, 2016

Good food, some barbequed. Good atmosphere. Music played by duo unobtrusively. A bit out of the way but a taxi driver will find it. Pleasant seating area in the back garden - put mosquito deterrent on. Reasonably priced and good, friendly service. Probably worth booking...More

Thank AlistairR111
Reviewed February 29, 2016

The Palenquito restaurant in Santiago de Cuba is hidden on a residential street in the better part of the city. Except for a small sign, it’s easy to miss, but most cab drivers know about this local gem. Upon arrival, I was led though a...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed February 18, 2016

We were 20 people visiting this restaurant, one of the absolute best experiences in Cuba. We were well seated, very sweety attended and perfectly served. The food were very nice, tasteful and beautiful decorated. Lovely garden and great atmosphere. 20 happy danish people say Thank...More

Thank Dina O
Reviewed February 14, 2016

The private paladars all over Cuba are outstanding. El Plaenguito was the highlight of our dining experience in Santiago de Cuba. The lamb was incredible My wife had the lobster and was also outstanding. The food, service and atmosphere were all excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida de Rio #28 | Calle 6 y Carretera del Caney, Santiago de Cuba 20400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Santiago de Cuba Province  >  Santiago de Cuba
  • Phone Number: +53 5 2896952
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