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Sociedad Cultural Rosalia de Castro

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Egido 504 Altos e/ Monte y Dragones, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8611766
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Sunnyvale, California
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a local who is not involved with this place. So we decided to go there instead of Taverna on Plaza Vieja. It also promotes its connection to Buena Vista Social Club. 30CUC buys entrance, a not-the-best seat and three cocktails with almost no alcohol. For 50CUC you get dinner and a better table.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

If you don't mind getting ripped off - to a certain extent - you could consider going there for a night out. Never mind the food; just sit and eat don't expect anything at all and you will find it durable. Don't have to big expectations about the music; it's loud, one speed and sound only and it looks Cuban.... More 

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I see there are different venues to experience the Buena Vista Social Club. If true, then I would suggest to pick another one. This place is packed with tables and some of these are tucked behind concrete pillars, so no view of the show. Food was OK(soup, fish and flan) with about 3 drinks included, but not cheqp at 50ps... More 

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Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Don't waste your time and money in this show. Not worth the price. They charge 50 CUC for a very bad and simple dinner and the show it's terrible so boring. They promised us to have the best night dancing but not even closer this place it's full of elderly people which is their main public so no one was... More 

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New York City, New York
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691 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We went to see a special show of the Buenavista Social Club that honored the songs from the 50's. They had lot of famous singers who each sang a few songs. The entrance fee was 30 CUC per person and it included 3 drinks. To get the best seats you have to eat there but we ate already so we... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We got taken there by a local tour guide which said it was the original Buena vista club... you never know, so we were willing to give a try. People are supposed to lined up there and dance like crazy in front of the stage. The drinks when we booked our ticket was fairly cheap and with all this... It... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to see a tourist trap and throw money out the window, this is the right place. We bought the 30 CUC ticket per person with three drinks included, which is already really pricey, but hey it was supposed to be a concert. We got a little late there, so we got a table at the end of... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is not a restaurant, but a Cuban music evening. The food is awful, so book the show without the meal. The music was very Cuban and great, with a good MC and a large variety of singers. A great atmosphere, helped but quite a lot of the audience being local, who enjoyed themselves, danced and participated.

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Rock City
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This place is more for dancing and listening to live music. I didn't go in because it looked very touristy. There are some YouTube videos you can watch to see how it is inside. I was just excited to see this place because of Rosalia's picture.

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Chicago, Illinois
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163 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Can't make it or can't afford Coppa Cabana? You'll love this place. Really old building. We didn't eat here but had the usual mojitos. But we came for the music and were not disappointed. Huge 18 piece band and a dozen different singers. They loved what they were doing and we loved them back. Our group had a fun evening.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Egido 504 Altos e/ Monte y Dragones, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8611766

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