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“Great food, drinks and atmosphere”
Review of Habana Vieja

Habana Vieja
Ranked #128 of 724 Restaurants in Cuenca
Price range: $9 - $12
Cuisines: Cuban
Description: To enjoy traditional authentic cuban cuisine, Habana Vieja, a little corner of cuba in Cuenca, offers a variety of tropical dishes. The recipes are a fusion of Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisine, delighting the palates of those that have the pleasure to try them. We offer dishes such as Pork Roast (Lechón Asado), Shredded Flank Steak (Ropa Vieja), Oxtail Stew (Rabo Encendido), Yucca in Garlic Sauce (Yuca al mojo de ajo), Stuffed fried Plantains (Tostones Rellenos), Rice and Beans (Arroz Congrí), and the world renowned Cuban Sandwich. Desserts such as Guava Shells (Cascos de Guayaba), and Flan of the Island, as well as our unmatched Mojitos, plus an aromatic Cuban Coffee to finish this delicious gastronomical experience.
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Description: To enjoy traditional authentic cuban cuisine, Habana Vieja, a little corner of cuba in Cuenca, offers a variety of tropical dishes. The recipes are a fusion of Spanish, African and Caribbean cuisine, delighting the palates of those that have the pleasure to try them. We offer dishes such as Pork Roast (Lechón Asado), Shredded Flank Steak (Ropa Vieja), Oxtail Stew (Rabo Encendido), Yucca in Garlic Sauce (Yuca al mojo de ajo), Stuffed fried Plantains (Tostones Rellenos), Rice and Beans (Arroz Congrí), and the world renowned Cuban Sandwich. Desserts such as Guava Shells (Cascos de Guayaba), and Flan of the Island, as well as our unmatched Mojitos, plus an aromatic Cuban Coffee to finish this delicious gastronomical experience.
Reviewed February 17, 2017

I had dinner here while in Cuenca for about a week on vacation. Super cute restaurant with an awesome outdoor seating area. I had the "Ropa Vieja" and my boyfriend had the "lomo;" both were delicious as were the sides and apps we got. Mojitos were dangerously good, definitely recommend if you eating there, or just to sit outside and have some drinks if the weather is nice. The overall service was great, the staff was attentive and welcoming.

Date of visit: December 2016
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1  Thank Cara H
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Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The picada habana vieja is really good to share between 2. Is really new type of food and very new!! I strongly recommend it!

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Colo A
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Reviewed March 1, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed Habana Vieja. Excellent service, food and the best Mojito in Cuenca!! It is probably the only Cuban food in Cuenca and not to be missed. Outside dining is another great touch. Enjoy!!

Date of visit: February 2015
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Thank dawesom1
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

Never been fan of the yuca for a side dish but theirs is killer. The shredded pork is excellent as is most of their meat dishes. Even for lunch the "Cubano" sandwich is big and tasty. Albeit a tad expensive for Ecuador standards, but I'll always pay for good food. Their mojitos are really the best that I have ever had. Really. The service is the best and very welcoming and friendly. I always enjoy eating here and have never been disappointed and have been doing for a couple of years. Enjoy.

Date of visit: March 2014
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Thank sfeddie
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

The last time I reviewed Habana Vieja was over a year ago. Then they had a chef from Cuba and the menu and the food was very traditional. Since then, sadly, the chef moved on and the restaurant has floundered.

We went the other night and the menu was completely changed. The food was only a shadow of what it used to be and the prices have tripled. Four persons, three drinks, two appetizers and four entrees came to almost $100 and it was not that good. The service is still good and the people are very pleasant but they now come up short. Too bad, it was one of my favorites in Cuenca.

Date of visit: March 2014
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2  Thank chrispete24
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