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San Cristobal Paladar

San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (79 reviews)
“lamb stew” (17 reviews)
“eggplant” (17 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a lovely dinner at the San Cristobal, they kindly allowed 2 of us to share our meal. My new word in Spanish "compartir" - overall we found the portion sizes in Cuba to be way too big. The decor of the San Cristobal...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 4 days ago

San Cristobal is housed in an old building in an iffy area. Do not let this deter you from eating here. The owner who lives in the building runs a great business. The décor is eclectic, the tables are full, the customers included Pres Obama...More

Thank carole0902
Reviewed 4 days ago

As one of the older and best know paladares, we weren't sure if the place was overrated, but had to try it. Our expectations were pleasantly surpassed! The smaller dining rooms are exquisitely decorated and set the tone for a nice meal. The lobster grille...More

Thank SonoranCowboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on Christmas day. We were excited because both Obama and Beyonce dined here... Despite how this restaurant attracted two celebrities and world powers, the food was just good. Don't get me wrong, the food was good, but we ate better at other...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a legend in Havana, and the food was very, very good. The interior is quite extraordinary, and the wait staff spoke English well and were very professional. What I found personally off-putting was the self-satisfaction with the hype. There was apparently some VIP...More

Thank lordbyron59
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fortunate to spend my last birthday in Havana and our guide arranged lunch for us at San Cristobal. The food and service were impeccable but it was the immersion in Cuban culture that will remain with me forever. Dining at the San Cristobal...More

Thank teacherlady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The welcome we had at the door was an indication of what was to come. This was one of two great restaurants we ate at for the seven days we were there for. Our waiter was very attentive and some good English. The fish and...More

1  Thank dforchin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled to Havana, Cuba for the first time in December 2017 for ten days. I really wanted to eat at the same restaurant as Former President Obama and his family. I made a lunch reservation on Christmas day. When I pulled up to the...More

Thank Shena W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They were closing to prepare for a big event in the evening, but let us drink and eat before doing so. We've met the best Chef ever, the owner of the Restaurant knows what it take to make you feel at home and want to...More

Thank R L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding venue, service and food. We were with a group tour of 10, which may have helped... but diners at other tables also seemed to be receiving good service/food. Just be aware that some things we take for granted (water included with meal) are not...More

Thank MSLovell
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11 October 2017|
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Response from Aaishatu | Reviewed this property |
The place where you’re staying can book as well.
1 October 2017|
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Response from SarahFrances7 | Reviewed this property |
Taxi's are always negotiable! You do not always have to take government taxis! We learned that being there. Find out how much they charge and bargain. We learned that the third out of six days. So we spent a fortune the... More
14 September 2017|
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Response from Danh B | Reviewed this property |
When I went you have to call the reservation line. We tried to do it in the restaurant and they said to call as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 860-1705
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