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Paladar Los Mercaderes

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Calle Mercaderes #207 | e/ Lamparilla y Amargura, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8612437
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the most delicious and elegant dinner at Mercaderes. The stuff is friendly and knowledgeable. I had the special, tuna, and it was great, with an interesting Asian twist. It is tuna season and the restaurant has their own fishing boats. The meal was accompanied by very good Argentinian wine. It was the best meal we had in Havana,... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing food. Beautiful setting in an old renovated house. Rose petals strewn in the lobby and up the stairs made the ascent to the second floor where the restaurant was located quite special. The menu was extensive and varied with dishes that catered to vegetarians. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. I was happy I ate there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another outstanding experience. Los Mercaderes is outstanding. The building used to house the owner - located in a great pedestrian street in Old Town, with a couple of other restaurants nearby, this street will no doubt become a great center for tourist dining. Mercaderes is a great building. The owner, Yamil Alvares Torres visited our table and explained that he... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are foodies, and we finally found the best food in Cuba after 9 days. We enjoyed it so much that we went twice. We never do this, but is was well worth doing it twice!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had the Shrimp Risotto...oh! So wonderful! Priced about $18. House wine was $5. A great place. Also had the Lobster Croquette rolls for an appetizer...was very good.

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Quality food, and friendly staff, with nice relaxing ambience. Located on quite cobbled pedestrian street of the old town. Candles and petals up the stairs to the main dining room. Glad we went.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch and diner here. Excellent service, very kind waiters, food is a bit more expensive than in other places but it is worth it. We had tuna and asked it to be cooked rosé which they did. I noticed a couple next to us that was not so pleased and sent back their plate 3 times (!!! )... More 

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Wicklow, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Paladar Los Mercaderes was recommended to us by our casa. We ate here on two occasions during our stay in Havana. It is a lovely restaurant located upstairs in a beautiful old colonial style building. Food was lovely, service excellent and very good entertainment by local musicians on both nights we visited. It is expensive however - our meal... More 

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Georgetown, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best meal we had in Havana…impeccable service, excellent food, wonderful musicians. This was our last night in Havana before moving on. We could not have chosen a better place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I came here for my birthday dinner and had a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend making reservations- we did not and had to wait at a tiny desk near the kitchen, but we were glad they were so accommodating without a reservation. The dining room is very quaint with a colonial feel. The servers are extremely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mercaderes #207 | e/ Lamparilla y Amargura, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8612437
Description
Our restaurant is located in the center of OLD HAVANA in a beautifully renovated colonial house built circa 1890.
It has 3 salons, each with unique decorations, fabulous furnishings and signature tiles. There are also frescos from 1905 on all of the walls which brings an added facet to the style of the restaurant.
Our beautiful interior hanging garden adds an enticing and pleasant ambience to your dining experience.
Please join us and enjoy fabulous food, friendly service, great beverages and all the best of old Havana.

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