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Castillo de Farnes

€€ - €€€, Spanish, Caribbean
Monserrate No. 401 Corner Obrapia | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8671030
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible9%
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“chicken” (4 reviews)
“lobster” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Spanish, Caribbean
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Monserrate No. 401 Corner Obrapia | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Not going to win any decor or cleanliness awards but the characters that cook and serve there are impressive. The food was good and we sat in the back which you can't see that is air-conditioned near the kitchen and restrooms are located. great bread...More

Thank arewehavingfunyet4
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Just after arriving in Havana, my boyfriend and I randomly came across this place on a walk through Old Havana. The seafood paella, brochetas, and mojitos were all delicious. The staff was very attentive, the prices were reasonable, and the space is unique and has...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Right nest to the popular and touristy Floridita is this small, mostly open spot. It's a bit small but we did;t have a problem getting a seat at the bar. Service was decent. They were out of a lot of things (which happens in Cuba.)...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We got this as a recommondation from a travel book and were not dissappointed. The waiter was friendly, the prices were also OK (good but strong cocktail :D ) and the location is very close to the center. The food was "nearly" perfect thats why...More

Thank DrCraq
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place, delicious Rice with Pork and Chicken! Huge plate, enough for sharing! Great Daikiri as well!!

Thank jm_aceves
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Castillo de Farnes used to have some of the best Cuban sandwiches in Havana Vieja so naturally I tried to order one here in December 2016. "Sorry, although they are still on the menu, they aren't available but you can still get some of our...More

Thank Sanchoviejo
Reviewed 25 November 2016

A lovely restaurant, with a view of the plaza and the art stalls. Lovely food and a parade of live music.More

Thank josiahtwinkle
DianaCalvo, Director Comercial at Castillo de Farnes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2016
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Estimado cliente, apreciamos su opinión y ser sitio de su preferencia para disfrutar de nuestra ciudad. Esperamos continuar contando con...More

Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

If you have drinks in this bar make sure you look at the prices in the menu and take pictures as we got ripped off and ended up paying 76 CUC (GBP62) for two beers and two Mojitos. The doorman was very intimidating but smiled...More

Thank Dionne O
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We went here several times during our holiday. Both for drinks and for eating, the whole family and just my boyfriend and I. We always felt welcome, the staff did their best to make us feel good. The food was not top notch, but still...More

Thank Svinter
DianaCalvo, Director Comercial at Castillo de Farnes, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016
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Estimada cliente, muchas gracias por sus comentarios que serán transmitidos al staff del restaurante Castillo de Farnés. Será un placer...More

Reviewed 21 August 2016

Food was ok and not very expensive. When asking for camarones they told us that they run mostly out of and therfore only could get some together with a combinated meal... so far so good we ordered to combinated dishes together with some garlic bread...More

Thank Matthias H
DianaCalvo, Director Comercial at Castillo de Farnes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016
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Estimado cliente. Mucho lamentamos lo que comenta sobre el restaurante, lo cual ha sido revisado de inmediato. Apreciaríamos que por...More

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Calle Monserrate
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just tell him the name or let him stop by the Capitol. it's just one minute by foot close to the capital. simply ask the people around.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monserrate No. 401 Corner Obrapia | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8671030
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Description
The Castillo de Farnes is a non sophisticated bar and cafe placed in the corner of Monserrate Street, very near to the National Museum of Fine Arts and Manzana de Gomez five stars hotel. Its a place for people who decide to escape from business meals, fixed schedules, twitter and facebook mania, in order to just sit in a calm place, and watch the world of the city. Flags from several countries and cloth logos of soccer teams will welcome you to relax for a while, take a cortadito and order the best paella in town. The bartenders are very friendly, as they were in the times when Ernst Hemingway visited the place to talk about basque playball. Explore the tapas, small portions of spanish products, see the big screen to delight the world soccer games or just talk with the locals enjoying cheap and good cuban beers.
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