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“very good fish and see food restaurant in Havana”
Review of El Templete

El Templete
Ranked #181 of 829 Restaurants in Havana
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: El Templete is a bayside restaurant. This restaurant is named ofter neighboring landmark built in 1928 that marks the spot where the settlement of San Cristóbal de la habana was founded in 1519. Originally opened sometimes between 1928 and 1931, it was the second restaurant in the city to have this name, and soon became the favorite of sailors, ahip captains and port pilots. Known since the 1950s as ¨The house of shellfish and international cuisine¨it was famous for its lobsters, shrimps, prawn, clams and delicious paellas, served while customers took in the splendid view of Havana.Today, El Templete revives its seafering tradition in the same atmosphere and continues serving delicious dishes prepared by its excellent Spanish Chef.Past and present come togetherto offer us first-class service and a wide variety of dishes to choose from.
Reviewed February 9, 2013

if you're fed up with the chicken, pork, rice and beans , you have to check out El templete! very good food

Thank narcisvlad
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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Templete, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2013

Dear Customer:
Thank you for considering different. In our restaurant we offer not just Cuban food, but Spanish food, so there is a difference with the rest of the restaurants that you probably visited. Anyway thank you for your positive publication in tripadvisor website. We hope you return soon to visit us

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Well this was a quality restaurant - very busy and pretty noisy. The wind had got up so our outside table was pretty chilly despite the protective curtaining. Zarzuela was very nice - my steak was OK a bit toosalty for me- several things not on menu. But a very nice bottle of Chilean Merlot - quality wine.
And one last tip from a beer drinker - always choose the Buccanero rather than the Cristal in Cuba.

1  Thank mahnrag
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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Templete, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013

Dear Sir:
Thanks for your feedback on the site. We are glad that you felt comfortable in our restaurant and you enjoyed the menu offer. We regret that the day you visited us, the weather conditions were not favorable, although we have a beautiful sea view that always encouraged to enjoy fine dining. We hope you come back to visit us always

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We ate at Templete on the first of our 5 nights in Havana - recommended to us by our driver - a local. I ordered the swordfish and was not disappointed. It was broiled/grilled perfectly and was moist and delicious. For the next nights we tried a few of the highly rated and recommended paladares for dinner which were beautifully decorated. However none of these served us a meal that was better than our dinner at Templete. It was our favorite dinner of the trip.

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1  Thank Spinal111
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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Templete, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013

Dear Sir:
We're glad you decided that your favorite dinner of all your trip was just in our restaurant. For us it is an honor that you post a relevant comment on the site. Thank you for your review and for choosing us. We hope you visit us again whenever you come back to Havana

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Reviewed January 15, 2013

We had out first meal of the week at this restaurant and it was the best one we had all week. Great service, great food.

Thank Carol K
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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Templete, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013

Dear Sir:
The restaurant managment welcomes your opinions posted on the Tripadvisor website to share with all friends. We are pleased that you liked the service and the food and especially that you consider our place as excellent space for food. We hope that you always visit us when you return to Havana next time.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Brilliant! Worth every penny. Cost 42 CUC's for starter, main, dessert and 2 glasses of wine but the food was superb!

Thank Shenaniganz
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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Templete, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2013

Dear Sir:
Thanks for posting your positive feedback about our restaurant on the website. We are delighted that you felt comfortable and pleased with our offer. It is a pleasure to make customers feel welcome in our restaurant. We hope you decided come back when you visit Cuba again

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