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Restaurante Cafe del Oriente

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Oficios # 112 | Esquina Amargura La Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 7 8606686
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

Entered to see the interior and remained- cosy and fresh inside with a relaxing and refined touch, piano playing; good food( cuban, but also some international dishes); state owned, but good service. Clean everywhere, waiter even forgot to add the wine on the bill.All in all , worth a try compared to other locations.

1 Thank denBucharest
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

Beautiful surroundings, great food, wonderful service. Bring bags of money. Remember this far U. S. issued credit cards not accepted.

1 Thank Steve_from_NM
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014

Not sure if this is the place because the restaurant I went to is called "Jardin" del Oriente . Basically I was shamelessly robbed there a few days ago . We were a group of 7 and sat with a video camera pointing straight at our table . The waiter came to take our drink order within 20 minutes of... More 

3 Thank Sophie G
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014

I visited this place 2 times. Looks are great and servers know their job well. Both times however the food was not up to high standards. Served at below proper temperatures and one time the fish had a bad smell. If things are good this is the place. If bad, it can be very disappointing. One rules always goes......Serve your... More 

Thank 864james
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2014 via mobile

The cafe del oriente won't break the bank but there are far cheaper and better options in Havana. Their non-Cuban food is tasty although at times the dressing/plating of the food was slightly odd. If you don't mind spending a bit more and you are missing western food then this should be a good option for you.

Thank Niel and Nicky J
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

Good professional staff. Good standard restaurant upstairs or down. A group of us had lobster, red snapper or chicken, all of which were a high standard. Cocktails good and reasonably priced. Live jazz-ish / easy-listening band.

Thank downingman
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

Let's not waist a essay on this place, but here are some bullit pointts: A cleaner washed the floor not 1 foot from away from us during dinner, twice. We asked four times (40min) for coffee. The apetizer and dinner was below ok. But the price was incredible. Incredibly expensive. Do not visit this place!

Thank Odd S
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

This was our last lunch in Havana and they did not disappoint. The trio played Cuban jazz and I loved it so much, I bought a CD. The lunch was delicious - great chicken and vegetables. Enjoyed the opportunity to sit and look at the beautiful dining area. Beautiful setting, friendly and responsive staff who were very friendly. Loved it.

Thank Nancy O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

Located Ina restored old house it is a wonderful find with very good cuisine. Service was charming and the atmosphere vert old world.

Thank psdunner
Highlands ,NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014

I had been traveling thru Cuba with Harvard Museum of natural History for 8 days and then ...this ,I was amazed at the beauty of this restaurant and the fish special of the evening was delicious ,after many nights in Cuba ...this was a very special evening ! The service was fantastic and as good as many establishments state side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Caribbean, Latin, European, Cuban, Spanish
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oficios # 112 | Esquina Amargura La Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8606686

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