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Paladar Dona Carmela

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Near La Cabana's fort | Parque Histórico Militar Morro-Cabaña, Havana, Cuba
863 6048
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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food is OK but overpriced, chicken 16CUC, Mohito 5CUC, Coffee 2CUC, you get the picture. Don't leave tip, it is included in price. We got re-routed from our cabby in going to this place. It was full of tourists and cabs outside bringing them. Service rude from our waitress was very rude. No Thank you. You can eat better and... More 

2 Thank Sandrodif66
Ajax, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide brought us here for lunch during our day in Havana (Oct 28, 2016). The food was very good and enjoyed by all. The service was also good, it was very busy in the restaurant so a little slow but overall we had a great lunch. The seating in the garden was very pretty. The cost of most... More 

Thank EjkMiller
Whitby, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our tour guide took us to this restaurant in our day trip to Havana and it was very nice. Each main dish was approximately 16 pesos. The food was delicious, and the service was great. It was a very hot day and we didn't want to eat in the garden (which is too bad as it was beautiful) and they... More 

Thank nurse1999ca
Toronto, Canada
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159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I agree with some of the reviews - it is a bit of a tourist trap (and, yes, we discovered that Beyonce had eaten there), but there was a mix of obvious foreigners (like ourselves) and also Spanish speaking people too. Lovely ambiance in the gardens. Service was most satisfactory. Not brilliant, but certainly not poor. Similarly, the live music... More 

Thank Louise W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

No one get to this restaurant by himself. Probably your driver will tell you that he is going to take you to a non-touristic authentic Cuban Homestyle food. It will be one of your more expensive meals in Cuba with an average food. But you will make your driver happy

Thank Avrom
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great Cuban restaurant, beautiful outdoor setting with live music. The fish was excellent, would highly recommend if visiting Havana.

Thank demstar2014
Havana, Cuba
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

In general Food and Service were really very poor, mostly when compared to the astronomic prices of its menu, well It could be Menu1, or menu 2, or possibly Menu 3, yes its tricky but it's true, we felt deceived. Main dishes were equally overpriced no matter where the meat comes from. Food, flavours, environment were definitely not a wow.... More 

Thank Advisingforgood
Whitefish, Montana
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105 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We ate here our first night in Havana with our tour guide. The ambiance is very nice and the service is fantastic. Beyonce ate there so the kids were excited about that. It was very expensive and not much flavor in the food. We had much better meals at 1/3 of the price in other paladars. Great place to come... More 

Thank SkiBikeNorthwest
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Went to this paladar on March 25 for lunch with a friend. Ordered a fish dish that was supposed to be for two priced at 30 CUC, the currency used by tourists. The waiter who spoke perfect English brought us two extra small fish as a result of alleged confusion. Charged us double the price and only brought us skimpy... More 

Thank hagrn
Red Deer, Alberta
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

The food was outstanding and a welcome treat from our resort food. The ambience was great and the live music is always a hit. It is close to the Castillo which is a great place to tour and buy rum and cigars.

Thank vacationseeker42

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near La Cabana's fort | Parque Histórico Militar Morro-Cabaña, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 863 6048

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?