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Calle 59 #402 e/4 y 6, Cienfuegos 55100, Cuba
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Quaint atmosphere with wonderful waterside dining. Family style group serving, great seafood and rabbit! Full bar service and friendly staff.

Thank Gayle S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Food was served family style with generous amounts and good quality. When you walk in you're greeted by the family and you feel as if they really care about every bite that goes into your mouth. Then we visited for lunch, a local group came to play adding to the delightful atmosphere.

Thank sheboygannancy
Desert Hot Springs, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The sons of the owners of this lovely restaurant provide a smiling welcome as you enter! I was there with a group on March 18, 2016, for our "farewell" dinner after a visit touring Cuba. You enter the restaurant through a passageway, and then the lovely dining room comes into view. The decor is very nicely done, and table lamps... More 

Thank AltaJubilada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

As is typical in Cuba, we were served abundant amounts of tasty food - some of the more creative dishes, during our tour (Road Scholar). The service, spacious dining area and accompanying music, made this a very pleasant lunch experience.

Thank JEMAltitude
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Lovely restaurant built by the family, who we met. The food was good and served family style. There was a variety of dishes for most tastes and they accommodated the vegan in the group. Very good service with lovely music that was played during out lunch.

Thank Susan H
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

A superior paladar, operated by a family with a special commitment--and talent--for creating a memorable dining experience. It was clearly the best and most accomplished paladar we experienced during seven days in Cuba.

Thank Charlie P
Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

D'Carmelina is a family-owned, family-operated paladar (private restaurant) located in a residential neighborhood in Cienfuegos, Cuba. The menu includes a nice variety of home-cooked Cuban dishes and the service is super friendly and helpful. The setting is charming, with much of the interior woodwork done by the owner. One of our group's favorites! And, of course, we were entertained by... More 

Thank Carol P
Villa Park, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2016

We had lunch at D'Carmelina as part of a tour in January 2016. The food was served family style at a long table. There were many different kinds of food offered including appetizers and main courses. And it was all excellent. We ate at a number of privately owned restaurants in Cuba and this one was perhaps the best of... More 

Thank P Michael H
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

This Paladar is run by the whole family that owns it. It is a private restaurant. The food was wonderful and portions large and served family style. Service was friendly and professional. It is totally evident how much pride the family takes in their wonderful restaurant. There is also a Cuban combo that plays during diner adding to the authentic... More 

Thank ronco0807
Houston, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Was brought to D'Carmelina for lunch lunch by the tour guide of a group of Americans visiting Cuba. The traditionally Cuban food was exceptionally well prepared and presented to the group in more than ample portions and accompanied by music performed by three young local musicians who were, in my opinion,really good and well enjoyed. The host is the son... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 59 #402 e/4 y 6, Cienfuegos 55100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Cienfuegos Province  >  Cienfuegos
  • Phone Number: 005343521938

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