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“A wonderful meal and a relaxed vibe”

Paladar Los Mercaderes
Ranked #25 of 839 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $37
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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 11, 2014

Had a very enjoyable meal in this restaurant (almost passed it by!). The owner, an engineer, has created a relaxed atmosphere in a completely renovated building that was once his house. The music (a string trio) was pleasant and not too loud (a rarity in Cuba). The menu was varied and a couple of simple suggestions for improvement seemed to be taken on board by the waiter, who advised that the owner is always receptive to feedback. We were very impressed by the diligent service of the waiters and the quite extensive wine list. Had the pleasure of meeting the owner just as we finished dinner. A genuinely nice guy who is trying to forge a better standard of dining in Havana. He's got it right so far! Will definitely go back.

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Thank sjoc
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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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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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