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Calle 59 #402 e/4 y 6, Cienfuegos 55100, Cuba
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New York City, New York
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2015

We stopped at this Paladar after touring Cienfuegos with Road Scholar. A wonderful meal awaited us made all the better by a warm and welcoming staff.

Thank SteveOtto1021
Rocky River, Ohio
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176 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2015

Our group had dinner at this interesting family run restaurant on the outskirts of Cienfuegos .A walk past the kitchen is part of the entry into the restaurant. The food is served family style on large plates to pass round the table. We had chicken, pork and fish along with the ever present black beans and rice. The food was... More 

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Clearwater, FL
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94 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015

One of the best restaurants our small tour group ate at during our 10 days travelling around Cuba. This is a family run restaurant that takes great pride in their business and the satisfaction of their customers. You can see and feel their personal touch. Our meal was very good. The family visited with us . It was enjoyable to... More 

Thank Barb1322
Austin, TX
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a great family run paladar. We had excellent service and a wonderful meal here. We were with a large group, and the meal was served family style. This included a range of dishes, and they were all excellent. At the end of the meal the owners came out to meet us, and this made the experience even more... More 

Thank Mark S
Joliet, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed June 29, 2015

I knew we were in good hands when I spotted a Beatles poster behind the bar and it only got better from there! I was traveling with a group from Road Scholars earlier this month each of us though this dinner was one of the dining high points of our trip. If your travels find you in Cienfuegos, make it... More 

Thank Bmjb62
Wheaton, Illinois
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2015

This was the best place we had the pleasure of dining at during our week long stay in Cuba! Excellent food and service and a very festive atmosphere! The black bean soup was outstanding! Extra detail was added such as some festive sprinkles to the dessert as well as a cherry and mint leaf garnish. The live band was excellent... More 

Thank Amy M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed June 15, 2015

Our people-to-people tour from Tidewater, Virginia had lunch at D'Carmelina in May 2015. The food was great, the dining room was spotless and had fans overhead to cool everyone and keep the air moving. Service was fantastic and we loved the band and the singing throughout the meal. The volume of the live entertainment was perfect and the singers were... More 

Thank Page1566
Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2015

Was in Cuba on a person-to-person cultural exchange trip, and our group was lucky enough to eat at this excellent restaurant. The family who owns this spoke with us about running a palador in Cuba ... that was AFTER we'd partaken of their delicious food. The live Cuban music was especially enjoyable.

Thank SeisterSue
New York City, New York, Usa
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201 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2015

Our tour group had the pleasure of eating in this delightful family run restaurant. The Cuban food was the best we had in Cuba. By that I mean the most traditional. The portions were large, the various dishes freshly prepared, and the service was friendly, professional, and welcoming. The room was very much in the Cuban style with strong Spanish... More 

Thank citycat66
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a wonderful evening! This family run and operated paladar was the best meal and entertainment I had in my one week stay in Cuba. Menu was Cuban favorites but prepared with care and expertise. Everything was delicious and the drinks were well mixed. The live music during dinner was lovely and not distracting. All in all a wonderful experience.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $15
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 59 #402 e/4 y 6, Cienfuegos 55100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Cienfuegos Province  >  Cienfuegos
  • Phone Number: 005343521938

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