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La Carboncita Paladar

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Avenida 3ra #3804 E/ 38 y 40, Havana 11300, Cuba
+53 7 2030261
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12:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We asked a local person for a lunch recommendation and he brought us here. Carlos, our waiter, spoke English beautifully, which he learned from American TV. Carlos was fantastic. He helped translate so we could converse with his fellow Cuban while we ate, and he was very attentive. We had pizza and bruschetta, which were terrific. We had just arrive... More 

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Switzerland
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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pasta and very attentive service; I can recommend this paladar if you want to eat at a good Italian restaurant.

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Montreal, Quebec
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is good for lunch and dinner they have an oven for pizza and italian food is good but basic not fancy very casual not confortable chairs are metal /parking only allowed on side street

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Hunter River, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant, and since it was near our Casa, we ate here a lot! They food was always delicious and plentiful. Every dish we ordered was excellent… and the prices were very good for the quality and quantity you received.

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Thank JoanPSutton
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I am well aware, especially for those who have read my reviews on more than one occasion, that most of my reviews are not negative, but believe me when I tell you that La Carboncita Paladar is one of the greatest joints I have visited in Cuba. Mainly, I had a craving for pizza during my latest trip, so I... More 

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

On a family trip to Cuba, the seven of us (mom, dad, daughter, aunt, three cousins) had the most spectacular dinner thanks to the charm, humor, and brilliance of our server Carlos Rene! (also known as Kermit). We were a loud American group, and Carlos had us rollicking with laughter thanks to his brilliant humor and deadpan delivery. We could... More 

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Downey, California
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The food was ok.. we had pasta and pizza.. the pizza was good, not the best I've eaten in cuba.. the pasta, was less than average the sauce had a weird flavor to it.. I ordered a cafe con Leche and had to return it.. the milk taste overly burned and extremely thick.. I had a mamey ice cream and... More 

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New York
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

This restaurant was amazing! The atmosphere was great, the staff was wonderful and the food was finger licking good. From the appetizers, to the pizza, focaccia to the pasta dishes. It was all very good and the pricing was very affordable. We visited this restaurant twice during our stay in Havana.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The service and the atmosphere at this restaurant was very good. My mother and I went there for lunch and had pesto pasta, which was good. My favorite dish was the dessert - guava ice cream, that came in an actual guava shell. Yum!

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New York City, New York
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This was our only disappointing meal at a higher-rated restaurant in Havana. The service was very, very nice, but the quality of the food lacked much to be desired. The pizza was tasteless, the lasagna a nondescript blob and the tagliatelle ragu a bland salty affair. Go elsewhere.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 3ra #3804 E/ 38 y 40, Havana 11300, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 2030261

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?