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“Excellent value / atmosphere / service”

Paladar Los Mercaderes
Ranked #25 of 832 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $35
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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.
Reviewed February 10, 2014

taken to this place by business associate - food and service excellent - then went again the next night - again delighted with the experience - made even better by having a Jazz Club recommended by the owner - FAB

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Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We ate here twice during our stay in Havana and it was the best restaurant we tried. The food was excellent and the prices reasonable. The staff were lovely and very efficient. The music was good too. Will definitely go back when I return to Havana!

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Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stumbled across this place towards the end of our Cuban tour. It was our friend's birthday & we were looking for somewhere nice to eat. We had a very long journey back to Havana (from Baracoa with a 4 hour flight delay) & were really tired. What caught our attention when looking at the menu was that they had a few vegetarian options which was great as 2 of us were veggie & found it difficult to get veggie options in some restaurants.
The food was amazing!! with massive portions (mains & dessert) & very well presented. Prices are reasonable but towards the higher end.
The service was great & the most efficient I have ever seen in Cuba. All the waiters spoke really good english. The atmosphere was lovely with flower petals on the steps & incense whilst entering. Even the toilet was clean & lovely!
The background music was really nice, with beautiful instrumental renditions including Adele!
The manager comes round to talk to customers & to introduce himself & to ensure everything was ok which was a really nice touch.
It was a wonderful experience hence we decided to come back for lunch on the day we flew out.

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1  Thank b_5London_UK
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

We visited this restaurant at lunchtime on our last day of our Cuban holiday. It turned out to be the perfect way to end our holiday. It was hot outside, but the restaurant upstairs was light, airy and cool. We did not sit in the balcony table as it was in the sun, but in the evening it would have been lovely.

The waiters were helpful, the musicians were not too intrusive, unlike other places we had been to where the music drowned out conversation. The food was tasty and well cooked. The meal was more expensive than other places we had been in, but the food was better cooked and the whole ambiance was better.

Also the toilet was lovely. It made such a change from what we had experienced elsewhere on our travels. So you get what you pay for and this visit gave us lovely final memories as we headed out to the airport.

Good luck to the young owner and his staff. You deserve it.

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Thank Joy S
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

It has been almost a year since I last wrote on this place and in that time we've eaten here several times. One thing that has always been the same though, the food is outstanding.

We had a few friends in town and decided to take them to this paladar during our time in Habana Viaja. They loved it.

The service has always been good. The wait staff are friendly, professional and very knowledgeable.

The food has always been really good. One thing we love there is the bread and sauce starter. I'm not sure if they make the bread themselves, but it is good and the selection of sauces they bring along work well. All the meals we've had here have been very good.

The paladar is nicely maintained inside. They even have flower petals on the stairs up everyday. Small touches, but nicely done. They have two small balconies that a couple can sit on, but they are very small.

If I have to find anything negative to say about this paladar it would be this.
The live music is pretty good, but can be a bit loud if you sit in the main room they play in. It does make conversations tough at times. If you can, sit in one of the other rooms. You can still hear the music, but also hold a conversation.

All in all I have no problems recommending this paladar as a place to have a great meal if you are in Old Havana.

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Thank Trippy667
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