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PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$15
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, International, Cuban
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews ropa vieja cazuela tacos black beans lobster balcony watching old havana first floor meat eaters nice balcony bar restaurant fabulous food beautiful restaurant big portions great drinks mojito didi
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First of all, I’m really sorry to leave such a bad review since the food we had at la Esquina de Cuba was really amazing. And the atmosphere and the little balcony were also nice. Unfortunately a bad incident happened. When we kindly asked the...waiter if they had any bottle of water (given the problems Cuba is facing with water we weren’t sure), he answered yes and brought us a big bottle. It didn’t take us long to realise that the bottle did not contain mineral water but indeed had been refilled with tap water. We paid the bill but told the waiter about it - to which he rudely answered: “puede ser, por el mercato negro”, shrugging his shoulders. Puede ser?! When we left, we noticed that the table next to us was also leaving the restaurant with their water almost untouched. Non-Cubans can have serious gastroenteritis due to contaminated water. It would be enough to simply say when mineral water is not available, instead of making people drink tap water and putting their safety at risk. Plus, such answers from the staff of a highly rated restaurant are simply not acceptable.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With a set price menu and a la carte, this cosy restaurant has something for everyone. Our starters were tacos and tamales. We then had cazuela (fish stew) and lobster with rice and beans. All delicious and very reasonably priced with friendly service.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't know how to praise this place enough, we've been here five times and everything we've eaten has been exceptional and delicious and they do amazing cocktails and also the prices are so reasonable. And that's not even the best part, the staff are...lovely and attentive and it's such a nice environment. I can't wait to be back at that little balcony drinking fruit mojitos. The best in Cuba. Love love loveMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022 via mobile

Love it, nice and cozy bar in the heart of La Habana Vieja. Drinks and food are excellent. Totally recommend bartender Ariel's mojitos!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 June 2022 via mobile

Excellent service. The food was delicious and big portions. The cocktails were also delicious. Highly recommend you make reservations if you want a table outside

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 May 2022 via mobile

Loved the food and the spices they put considering food in cuba is generally bland. This was worth a visit. Also the staff are very good.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 30 April 2022

Came here looking for some good ceviche and the place did not disappoint! Excellent food all around, very accommodating and helpful staff, and a nice corner location to sit and watch people from the balcony.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022 via mobile

Simple: best tacos ever! Good environment, very close to Bodeguita, and really good price. Tasty food, nice people! Must try.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2022

Fabulous food in a fabulous location. Excellent, friendly service. Will definitely visit again next time in Havana.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022 via mobile

I ate here in a group of 11. We were well catered for; had a table arranged for all of us to sit together, our order was spot on and service was in decent time considering how many of us there were. Food was excellent...and they catered for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans. Also, Ariel, the host, was friendly, accommodating and entertaining. The other staff were also friendly and fun. I personally went to thank the chef for my dish and he was so appreciative. Would definitely eat here again and would recommend to anyone. The only negative I can think of (trying to balance out my review 😅) is the accessibility. There are a flight of stairs to get up to the restaurant. But it does make for a nice view too!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 20 March 2022 via mobile

As a group of 11 friends with a mixture of vegetarians vegans and meat eaters, this restaurant was absolutely perfect! The food was so delicious! They created a vegetarian and vegan version of the famous Cuban dish Ropa Vieja and the meat version was the...tastiest dish I had throughout my whole 17 days in Cuba! Everyone left happy with a full belly! The price was excellent and the gentleman running the show was absolutely hilarious and we were laughing all the way through! Please please please visit this restaurant during your holiday to Havana, you will not regret it!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2022 via mobile

If you are looking for a great Cuban restaurant, with tasty food, great drinks and excellent service this is the place to go!!!! The choices are endless!!! Had top of the tops mojitos, tamales are a must to eat!!! Cazuela de mariscos!!!! So fresh and...juicy, excellent mix of flavors!!!!! Great job done by @victorzamora y Monica!!! Way to go!!!! Definitely a keeper, will revisit!!!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 9 February 2022

Lovely dinner, sitting on their first floor balcony watching and listening to the Havana nightlife. We both selected ‘Cazuela Del Mar’, a very tasty selection of shellfish including lobster, served with rice and black beans. Good sweets, unusual to find in Cuba, lemon meringue and...chocolate pies. We selected the more expensive Rioja red wine, but a cheaper alternative was available. Very friendly, helpful and English-speaking service.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

If you want to have the best time in cuba with the BEST SERVICE in the entire country, you need to go to Esquina de cuba Bar-Restaurant!! GRACIAS CARLITO AND DIDI ! They made me feel so comfortable and at home. They were so professional...and so fun! Honestly they will be the reason we come back to visit cuba! The ceviche and margaritas are to die for as well!!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 6 February 2022 via mobile

Great bar with great food. Carlito y Didi are the best. Gave us great travel tips and we’re great to talk to. The masas were amazing and the drinks were great. Beautiful place with nice balcony.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Esquina de Cuba is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5