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El Palatino


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner


Cafe, Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Pub, Cuban
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible

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Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

Good place to stop & grab a coffee out on their terrace and watch the world go by. Certainly has the atmosphere but the staff are not great on the service.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Glenda2111
Reviewed May 11, 2019

This bar in Parque Marti undoubtedly occupies one of the best spots in Cienfuegos overlooking the plaza with its fabulous architecture. The terrace in front of the bar is always busy, grab a table as soon as someone gets up to leave. The waiters are...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ullabee
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

It’s an atmospheric place right at the Central Park. We enjoyed drinks there several times and felt really welcome there.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 220katrinaa
Reviewed August 18, 2018

I had a cold refreshing lemon drink on a hot day and enjoyed sitting out on the terrace, listening to elderly gentlemen play music and watching people wander past. A pleasant way to spend some time .

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Ann T
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

The lively El Palatino bar right at the grand square flanked by some of grandest buildings in the city, plus the theatre, cathedral, university and townhall, bar did decent classic rum cocktails ($3) and had tables on its grand floor terrace under the first floor’s...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank KrysMD
Reviewed October 4, 2017

I had a great experience when I was asked by an elderly Cuban couple to join them on a bench in Marti Plaza. We talked as best we could and I asked for a place to get a sandwich. They indicated El Palitino across the...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank cunninghamcaroline5
Reviewed August 2, 2017

The El Palatino is real Cuban, yes the place needs some upkeep, and the staff is informal, and you could wait a long time until you realize that you should just walk to the bar and get the stuff that you need. I suspect this...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Asaf S
Reviewed July 28, 2017

Of all of my trips to Cuba (9 in total now), I have never encountered such poor service and a disgusting act by staff. Stopped by there 26/July around 11am. Just wanted a coffee and to people watch for a while. Took close to 20...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank CaptainMHB
Reviewed May 31, 2017

This is a wonderful old bar loved by locals and tourists. Finding a chair can be difficult, but just take a walk and return. Service is not excellent, but I felt much happier having visited this place than any of Hemingways preferences in Havanna.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Marthinsen
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Walking and looking at beautiful old city nice architecture in our daily trip , we got tried and thirsty , we saw al palatino. We had nice refreshment with beer and mojito. It was great time

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Selgun
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