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Habana Vieja


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$9 - $12
Latin, Spanish, Cuban, South American, Central American
Dinner, Lunch
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

Certainly not bad, I really enjoyed the Ox-tail with real bones and fat and tender meat on it! Very small kitchen, right in the middle of the restaurant. Nice terrace for the warmer nights. The Ropa Vieja that my girlfriend ordered was less perfect, but...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank OlonEcuador
Reviewed February 17, 2017

I had dinner here while in Cuenca for about a week on vacation. Super cute restaurant with an awesome outdoor seating area. I had the "Ropa Vieja" and my boyfriend had the "lomo;" both were delicious as were the sides and apps we got. Mojitos...More

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank Cara H
Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The picada habana vieja is really good to share between 2. Is really new type of food and very new!! I strongly recommend it!

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Colo A
Reviewed March 1, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed Habana Vieja. Excellent service, food and the best Mojito in Cuenca!! It is probably the only Cuban food in Cuenca and not to be missed. Outside dining is another great touch. Enjoy!!

Date of visit: February 2015
Thank dawesom1
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Never been fan of the yuca for a side dish but theirs is killer. The shredded pork is excellent as is most of their meat dishes. Even for lunch the "Cubano" sandwich is big and tasty. Albeit a tad expensive for Ecuador standards, but I'll...More

Date of visit: March 2014
Thank sfeddie
Reviewed March 22, 2014

The last time I reviewed Habana Vieja was over a year ago. Then they had a chef from Cuba and the menu and the food was very traditional. Since then, sadly, the chef moved on and the restaurant has floundered. We went the other night...More

Date of visit: March 2014
2  Thank chrispete24
Reviewed November 23, 2013

Been here many times before, always happy. Last time we were very disappointed. The ham was chewy and dry, almost seemed that it had been fried to reheat. Will not be returning any time soon. Maybe weekends are best time to try, stick to the...More

Date of visit: October 2013
Thank Carrie M
Reviewed June 19, 2013

My husband and I have visited this restaurant numerous times, sometimes for dinner and other times just to enjoy their mojitos. They are, by far, the best in Cuenca! The service is always prompt and enthusiastic, and their food will never disappoint you. Give it...More

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank Judith C
Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Never had Cuban food, so it all tasted wonderful to us. Large menu to choose from. We sat outside under a big umbrella. We would certainly go again to try different dishes! Service was friendly, and prompt, but we never felt rushed.

Date of visit: April 2013
Thank WiznWon
Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is not your typical Cuban restaurant but indeed a place where you can have real Spanish Cuban food and good service! Nicely presented (love the old pictures of Habana, Gloria Estefan and Ernest Hemingway to name a few). Seating both indoors and outdoors. The...More

Date of visit: January 2013
Thank Elizabeth S
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