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El Patio

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Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8618504
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the worst meal we had in Havana on so many levels.. From service, which was friendly by the way, to food, it was some god awful.. It's consistently shocking how bad the food is in Cuba.. Communism killed the entire food culture.. It's bad, like really bad.. Here, it's worse. Food, we ordered, it took just about 45... More 

Wicklow, Ireland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for dinner one evening as our restaurant of choice was full. What a mistake! The food was absolutely dreadful. The beef was so tough it was inedible... we could not eat any of the meal apart from some bread and rice. The meat was all given to the feral cats on the square. When noted to the waitress... More 

Thank Shirley D
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a bad place to grab a drink in Plaza de la Catedral if looking to avoid the crowds at La Bodeguita or waiting for a table at Done Eutimia or El Rum Rum.

Thank Michael H
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11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

El Patio had a very relaxing athmosphere specially the terrace facing the cathedral. It is a big pleasure there having a rest in the middle of a city tour, drinking Cuvan cervezas with delicious seafood, most dpecial with calamaris. Very very nice restaurant, a bit very busy by tourists if you visit at lunch time, but worth it.

Thank Engin D
Koenigstein, Germany
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Both the outside seats on the patio facing the square and the tables in the intimate courtyard are great. But it takes ages getting a drink or the food, had to go inside a couple of times to get it after e.g. waiting over 20 minutes for a beer having asked for it three times. There weren't many customers but... More 

Thank Rhyff
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Had a very relaxed lunch here. Yes service is slow but we're on holiday and really enjoyed the ambience. Lovely music and pleasant waitress. Food was ok and good size portions, grilled fish with taro purée, two large fish and prawn skewers, a vegetable salad, cheesecake 4 mojitos and two beers, a large sparkling water, 2 coffees for €56.

Thank Helen_Mandelieu
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

For a place with such a great location, the food was less than mediocre. It lacked flavor and both the pork and the beef that my husband and I ordered was tough. This place could be great, but there's definitely a lack of quality in terms of the food. I would recommend if all you're interested in is dining in... More 

Thank Adi V
New York
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I am surprised with so negative feedback. I had drinks and appetizers twice. I really like their mojitos and appetizers. The service was friendly and fast. The place is in a great location. Wonderful breeze while seating. Prices are lower than Bodeguita Del medio

Thank evbruni
Sydney, Australia
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433 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

With pleasant outdoor shaded area overlooking the cathedral, it's in a great location. Alas VERY slow service and disinterested staff. It seems quiet compared to the other venues in the old town, and it's clearly quiet for a reason.

Thank nick164
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152 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is one of those restaurants that are perfectly placed in the best possible spot. In Plaza de la Catedral, with the sun protection provided by arcade (and it is almost enough) and listening to real good Cuban musicians, the experience is great. The food does not reduce the experience.

Thank pedro g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuban, Caribbean, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8618504

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