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Club Havana

#405 of 692 Restaurants in Havana
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Av 5 btwn Calles 188 & 192, Flores | Ave57a entre 188 y 214,Reparto Flores, Havana, Cuba
72750100
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Sydney, Australia
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356 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An old beach club for the rich and wealthy right on the beautiful white sandy beach with clear warm water surrounded by palm trees - perfect! Inside it's old fashioned and beautifully decorated. Lovely spot for lunch on the terrace - we were in a large group but were served very promptly by heaps of staff plenty of cold beer... More 

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Ciudad de México, México
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for a how to business conference. Superb old building with lots of history. Conference room great with good are conditioner and very good food service coffee break. Had drinks at Cigar Bar and very good lunch at the main restaurant.

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Havana, Cuba
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

In Club Habana there are three restaurants - Chelo, La Cafeteria and the sports bar La Bodega. All three serve average food with Cuban state service. However, staff is friendly and Chelo and the cafeteria is beach side. If combined with a dip in the sea it is definitely worth it. One of the few beaches in Havana, but entrance... More 

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Redondo Beach, CA
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Club Habana was once the classiest private club in Havana serving rich tourists and diplomats, but that was 60 years ago, and although it retains some of its old glamour, the club is in need of a major overhaul if it wants to remain relevant for the expected tourist onslaught. It's a half-hour drive from Central Havana and while the... More 

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Markham, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Our favourite place in Habana for family and friends. We went several times ... we loved it... food great and cheap.. cream of cheese it's excelent.... We made a reservation (16 people) for our son 18's birthday . We pre order the entries when we made the reservations.... and when we got there everything was ready.... service was excelent... they... More 

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Havana, Cuba
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

The only good thing is the chocolate cake. Get this far out of Habana and do yourself a favour, go further. For the hardy, on the West walk to the beach, on the left wall, about half way down, there is an amazing B&W photo of an IOD or similar yacht playing poker with the sea wall. A stunning photograph.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Tried their rolled-on-the-premises Havana Club cigars at the Westshore Plaza location, and it was one of the best I've smoked.

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Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

that can be visited by all and any. This club for foreign diplomats and businessmen welcomes visitors, foreign and Cuban, just state your business at the gate and leave ID if required to gain access to : Business center - Internet, Gym, Bar & Restaurant, Beach & Pool, Nightclub and Dive shop. Some activities are paid for! Their beach parties... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Unfortunately, our group was seated downstairs (visiting foreign dignitaries snagged the best tables upstairs). The food was mediocre, with extremely small portions. Not recommended.

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Lovingly maintained historic and stunningly beautiful beach club with and outstanding and VERY reasonable restaurant overlooking with beach. Great food, friendly service - can't be beat!. Also, perhaps the best La Casa del Habano in Havana. Say hello to master roller Jorge, and ask for one of his :Monsdales" to enjoy in their cigar lounge after your meal!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av 5 btwn Calles 188 & 192, Flores | Ave57a entre 188 y 214,Reparto Flores, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 72750100
Description
Very good restaurant. Lonely Planet review
El Chelo is situated in the swanky Club Habana. Perched in front of the sparkling Straits of Florida and a well-raked scimitar of private beach, El Chelo serves everything from a cheap, tasty ropa vieja to a pricier (but still tasty!) lobster. The decor is suitably luxurious.
Nice Wine Bar, smoking cigar and excellence playa and pool side.

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