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Paladar Los Mercaderes

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Our restaurant is located in the center of OLD HAVANA in a beautifully renovated colonial house built circa 1890. It has 2 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 our family restaurant and enjoy fabulous Cuban food plus some international food , friendly service, great beverages and all the best of old Havana.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Italian, Fusion, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Air BnB host recommended the restaurant and we visited on our last night for my daughter's 16th Birthday. I only wish we knew about the restaurant earlier in our trip and we would have gone more than once! The food was amazing, perfectly presented,...and so creative. We arrived with 8 people and they were able to seat us within a half hour and were accommodating to our dietary needs ( including gluten-free and vegetarian). The risotto was some of the best we ever had and the beet dish is a must-try! Maybe the best part was the live music and kindness of the staff when they sang and helped us celebrate our daughter. Oh, and definitely save room for dessert! The prices were very reasonable. Do not miss this restaurant experience when in old Havana!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ambient, food and service. An experience like being at some artist's house at the fancy dinner with personal chef and garcon. After all, that wasn't far from reality as

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 August 2022

Amazing, friendly staff and romantic atmosphere. The food was so delicious and unique that we came back a second time a week later. The server was also knowledgeable and helpful with my gluten (celiac) allergy, which was very appreciated. A Top 10 all-time dinner for...sure!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022

Lunch here was so delicious, we had to have it two days in a row! Exceptional service, fresh delicious food, and please don't miss out on the brulee desert.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

Can’t say enough about this restaurant. Fantastic find in Old Havana. The building is very authentic Cuban with live elegant music to add to your experience. The food is something you wouldn’t think to find in Cuba. Highly recommended for a romantic dinner or enjoy...with a group of friends. A must try.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 20 July 2022 via mobile

Excellent food. Our son is vegetarian and whilst the menu had some options the chef cooked a special ‘meat free’ spaghetti dish for him! The service was great and we didn’t have to wait long for our food. At the end the owner came over...to us and thanked us for our custom - a nice touch making us feel valued customers. We would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 15 July 2022

A great place to eat. Interesting decor, great service and excellent food, all locally souced. I will eat here again on my next visit to Havana in September 2022.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022 via mobile

Nice upmarket restaurant serving authentic food. Quiet, but good location in old Havana . Service was good and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 11 July 2022 via mobile

Nice place with excellent food and even live music during lunch time. Try the croquettes as appetizers, just delicious. Excellent Cuban coffee to finish

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 July 2022 via mobile

Great place, wonderful service, very nice staff. Our host at our AirB&B suggested this nice restaurant and it was excellent.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022 via mobile

Phenomenal and I don't use the word lightly. Brilliant menu... I am vegetarian and the mushroom risotto is the best I have ever had. Immaculately clean, brilliant staff, beautiful building and lovely owner. For the quality very reasonable. Going back again before we leave.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022 via mobile

Must visit restaurant if staying in Havana. Excellent food, reasonably priced and very professional attentive service. Beautiful location in converted house, with balconies overlooking quiet street.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2022 via mobile

Phenomenal! I happened upon this restaurant on my second day in havana, and I’m so glad I did! I had delicious lobster tacos and fresh mango juice for lunch and a lovely chat with the owner! I will definitely be back during my stay in...Havana to try more of their extensive menu!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022

Nice Lobster, nice spot, good music, good service, downtown, warm decoration, good for big groups. We really enjoyed the experience! We were a Portuguese group

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 June 2022

The only restaurant during our 2-week trip through Cuba that we visited twice. The food is great (both in terms of variety offered & taste), the location is great and the service is outstanding (especially Jorge!).

Date of visit: June 2022
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Hola Luna Dsiculpe la tardanza en la respuesta; nos ha sido imposible conectarnos a Tripadvisor en estos dias. Gracias por elegirnos y esperamos nos visite en otra oportunidad.
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Hello Angela, Thank you for choosing us. We confirm your reservation for 3 people at 8.30 pm on Saturday 22nd June. Regards. Armando
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Paladar Los Mercaderes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5