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Cafe Taberna

€€ - €€€Caribbean, Latin,
Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil Teniente Rey, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8611637
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Cuban
€€ - €€€
Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil Teniente Rey, Havana, Cuba
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1 - 10 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cuban music was good, but was told unlimited cocktails for the 30 peso price. What it meant was they gave you the cocktail of the night. If you do not like it, you have to pay for anything else. Received a single crappy rum and...More

1  Thank Allison W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had been told that Cafe Taberna Amigos del Benny was a tourist trap - but a must-see in Havana. Let me say straight off that yes - it is a must-see and we loved it - once we sorted out some initial problems. We...More

Thank dianaprw
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Avoid this place at all costs. The food was literally inedible, ridiculously overpriced, and overall just a complete tourist trap. There are many other privately owned restaurants with excellent food and better atmosphere, don't waste your first night (like we did) or any night in...More

Thank Remi T
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The attraction is certainly the band but it's not just background music, they involve the crowd and have dancers that encourage everyone to get up and join in. Foods good Drinks are OK Music is amazing You have to book as it is popular

Thank AaronPaki
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Amazing nights with Buena Vista Social Club! Every night show live music and dance! including three coctails in price. It's necessary to do a reservation a day before or if you are lucky in same day noon.

Thank Manousos M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Thought the show was great although sound quality needed to be improved. Value very good. We skipped the meal as suggested by a well use guide book but the meal actually looked good. Would return although not quite as good as Buena Vista Social Club...More

Thank DrGordy
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Good food ( set menu) and excently entertained by the Robero Faz Cuban band , really had a great night , you need to book 50 cuc a head and pay 50% deposit but well worth it

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Let's start w the good points. Music & entertainment was great. The dancers were lively and got everyone out of their chairs joining in. It was a fun vibe. The waiters are nice. Music incredible. Performance was fun. Now the bad: Skip the food. Mojitos...More

1  Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We took a day time tour of 'Old Havana', came across this place and was advised to book, eat and see the live music - Roberto Faz and his band - Buena Vista Social music - fantastic music. However, you're crammed up against long tables...More

Thank 4Noels
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Our group purchased tickets for the night's show in the morning - $30 each which included 3 set cocktails. We had dinner elsewhere and arrived for the show at about 9.20pm. The show was great, great Cuban music with two dancers involving the audience. Very...More

Thank Karen C
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4 October 2017|
Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
If There isn't a web site for them but you know which hotel you are staying at ask the hotel to make a reservation for you , which they will be more than happy to do , based on my experience
24 April 2017|
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Response from Brit_in_Dubai | Reviewed this property |
This is Havana! it's warm and relaxed. wear what you'd expect. perhaps not shorts and beach shoes but shirt and tie wouldnt be comfortable either.
15 April 2017|
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Response from Di B | Reviewed this property |
I'm really sorry I don't know the name. I hope someone else can help you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil Teniente Rey, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8611637
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