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“Good atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe de Paris

Cafe de Paris
Ranked #216 of 774 Restaurants in Havana
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, Cafe, Cuban
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“Good atmosphere”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I came upon Cafe de Paris whilst out shopping and ended up spending the whole afternoon here! The place was buzzing, although we had to wait a short while for a table it was well worth the wait. The food was nice although we only had a toasted sandwich, the Cuba Libra's and Mojitos were delicious - not forgetting to mention the resident band, Havana Soul, who gave it a party atmosphere and got people up dancing. Worth a visit if you're in Old Havana.

Visited November 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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348 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Food = avoid, drinks = dive in”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

There's little that's French about this place with some comical nods like Eiffel Tower figurines. It is another bar on Obispo luring in tourists with cool fans, hot live music and frosty daiquiris. Who were we to pass this up? Unlike a lot of places on Obispo though, this place is a little small and there's a great sense of infectious atmosphere here which only a smattering of bars genuinely engender in Obispo. Cafe Paris isn't trading on some Hemingway connection. Perhaps the 21-35 crowd of tourists and locals supping Cuba Libres drumming ok tables while the band plays has a lot to do with this.

We went there both during the day and in the evening, enjoying both visits. It's not a fancy place but if you can get a seat near the door then you'll do well to feel a part of the room and still enjoy the bustling Obispo street scenes.

  • Visited July 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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“Smart scam”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

We tried this place on the last day. It was always full, and there were nice live music inside. The food prices were lower than in the nearby places. You have to expect some kind of rip-off everywhere in Cuba, so I was curious. The drink prices aren't indicated in the menu, so I had to ask the drink menu. And voilá, the drink prices were exactly the double than usual on Calle Obispo. So be aware. The food is not particulary good, little below than average.

  • Visited July 2013
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Dorset
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134 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Awesome”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

Great food, great drink, fab live music. We spent 3 nights in Havana and ate here every night. Boring maybe, but once you find something you like, why change it!

Visited December 2012
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Essex, United Kingdom
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“Great Dancing”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Great dancing and all looked very fit for a quarter of the price of Club Tropicana. Vibrant music and a good time had by all.

Visited April 2013
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