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Paladar Dona Carmela

) #293 of 760 Restaurants in Havana ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Latin, Seafood, Cuban
Near La Cabana's fort | Parque Histórico Militar Morro-Cabaña, Havana, Cuba
863 6048
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good27%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“pork” (11 reviews)
“rice” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Caribbean
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Near La Cabana's fort | Parque Histórico Militar Morro-Cabaña, Havana, Cuba
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Reviews (237)
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1 - 10 of 101 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Our tour guide brought us to this restaurant and we sat at one of two inside tables. It was nice to have air conditioning and be out of the rain. The food was okay, although a little expensive for what it was. The beans and...More

Thank MamaJ8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken here by a taxi as the restaurant we wanted to eat at was full prior to the canon show. The garden is very big, and a nice setting. There is no real atmosphere though and it is clearly a tourist trap with...More

Thank flan_1969
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok, though not the best sampled in Cuba. Initial service was good, but then declined. Nice place and very near (walking distance) of the fort.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 11 June 2017

After a walking tour of the city, our tour guide Dayton brougth us via taxi to this restaurant. With a fixed menu I found the selection good and enjoyed roast chicken with amazing black beans and rice, potato and beer. This backyard oasis is to...More

Thank Gmg658
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Decent atmosphere and clean bathroom. Like many other reviews state this is a tourist trap type place and though the food isn't awful there are many other better places to eat in Havana. The black beans tasted horrible with a burnt flavor. The chicken was...More

Thank JeffHahne
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I knew when our driver "recommended" this place something was wrong but my fiancé said hey let's try it nothing else is here- exactly! They'll drop you off when you can't easily turn around and walk somewhere else! I got the lobster which was overcooked,...More

Thank hudsonvalleytrvlr
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

My taxi driver recommended this place because Beyoncé came here and she loved it. Food was amazing, authentic Cuban food. The staff was very friendly. Good place for food

Thank Luis L
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Mediocre food at elevated prices. Taxi drives and guides that take you there benefit from the high prices. The whole operation is a scam. It was easily the worst restaurant we ate at in Havana during our stay.

1  Thank Tomek D
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Yes it's a tourist restaurant and we were taken here by our guide, but that was ok with us. Having lunch in the garden was quite pleasant. The menu is limited though and we thought the prices were inflated, e.g. mains starting at 16 CUC...More

Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Although the food was reasonably good (roast chicken and chips) the menu choices were VERY limited and the environment (a large very rickety garden area) is full of bugs and mosquitoes. No locals eat here - instead it's a place used by tour guides to...More

Thank H1CAJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near La Cabana's fort | Parque Histórico Militar Morro-Cabaña, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 863 6048
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