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“Do yourself a favour!”

Paladar Los Mercaderes
Ranked #21 of 791 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $34
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our restaurant is located in the center of OLD HAVANA in a beautifully renovated colonial house built circa 1890. It has 2 salons, each with unique decorations, fabulous furnishings and signature tiles. There are also frescos from 1905 on all of the walls which brings an added facet to the style of the restaurant. Our beautiful interior hanging garden adds an enticing and pleasant ambience to your dining experience. Please join our family restaurant and enjoy fabulous Cuban food plus some international food , friendly service, great beverages and all the best of old Havana.
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“Do yourself a favour!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Service, service, service! A new high in Havana!
Food, excellent! Make sure this place is on your to go to list in Havana!
Location, perfect!
Ambience - Great on a beautiful havana afternoon! As I'm sure it would be at night!
Did I mention service?
Can't wait to go back!

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“Superb, exceptional.”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

I have traveled to many places around the globe. I enjoy great food. This is my first review ever, although I appreciate the efforts of all of you and I read up on your comments most always. Yasmil Alvarez Torres has created an outstanding restaurant. Five stars anywhere, but especially in Havanna. We loved it so much we visited again two nights later. Do not pass up the opportunity for a meal of a lifetime.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great food, nice setting”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

Food was very good and reasonably priced. Owner is very charming but I didn't like the way he pushed for us to put great reviews on Tripadvisor and bragged about how his place became number 1 faster than any other place. If you are ordering a special that isn't on the menu I recommend asking the price first since most of the dishes were around $10 it would have been a heck of a surprise to find that the special was $38. If you wanted it like I did, then it is worth the price, but at least you will know what to expect. I am sure I will be back, but would prefer they not push for reviews on Trip Advisor.

Visited February 2013
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Our Best Meal in Cuba”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

We had lunch there in March. We had a table on the balcony which gives the full Havana atmosphere whilst you enjoy everything this restaurant has to offer. The food would not be out of place in any top class London restaurant and the service was absolutely first class. The owner came round while we were having lunch to make sure that we were happy with everything and took time to explain all about the property and the work to convert it from his house into a restaurant. Don't miss this restaurant when you are in Havana.

  • Visited March 2013
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Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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“A Great Paladar”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

A group of 6 of us on a National Geographic Expeditions "People to People" tour had dinner here the next to last night of our trip. It was outstanding in every way. The waiter was very fluent in English and as nice as he could be. Everyone had something different and loved what they had. Our dishes ranged from chicken l'orange to jumbo prawns to a seafood combo including lobster tails to filet mignon. The owner even came around to be sure we were enjoying our meals. As is the case with many paladars (private restaurants) in Havana, it was on the third floor and there was no elevator. It was worth the climb!

  • Visited March 2013
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