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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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1.0 km from Plaza de la Catedral
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Reviewed 2 February 2020

This place had been on my rotation for years. It appears that they have renovated. I would hazard to guess that during the renovation, everyone was laid off. I would further guess that the good wait staff found jobs somewhere else. My experience was that...the remaining or existing wait staff is less than the old wait staff. Sat waiting for drinks ordered quite some time ago as the wait staff stand around and talk. Food was o.k.. I would guess that people like sitting here to stare out over the malecon. Food was passable but service was notMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 14 January 2020

Nice location with sea view, very quiet, some good options for food. Service not too slow (for Cuban standards). Good portions.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 10 December 2019

I had the octopus, which was a little bit tough, but still delicious. Our meal was great, and it was so fun to watch the activity on the Malecón and see the beautiful sunset.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 17 November 2019

I just experienced the worst dinner I have had on over 20 years in Havana. Sent it back twice and still could not have a second bite. And it was still on the bill. There are too many good options in Havana to eat here.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 26 October 2019

Its a bit hit & miss looking for great restaurants in Old Havana - internet does not work well, so getting Tripadvisors tips is hard (do your research ahead of time) I was taking photos of the sunset along Melecon when we saw this restaurant...beside a delegated building, so we though we'd check it out. Lots of people eating there - always a good sign. We got seats right on the front patio, so watching the people go by and seeing the final sunset was a bonus. We had the fresh fish catch of the day - absolutely delicious - it came with plantains and I ordered a salad to go along with it. My friend had not had a Mojito - a traditional Cuban highball - and we were not disappointed - Perfect place to have a drink/meal and watch the sunsetMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

We were staying in the Malecon and came across this restaurant on our first night. There was a good choice of Cuban food and pizzas. I chose the shrimps which came with a choice of two side orders so I went for the fried plantains...and rice. My husband chose the chicken and ribs. Both were very good and good value too. You can sit outside, so if you’re there at sunset you’re in for a treat watching the sunset and the open top, American classic cars cruising past. We went two more times whilst we were there and each meal was a good. Would definitely recommend this place.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 August 2019 via mobile

We did not have a good experience at Castropol at all, contrary to all the reviews we saw raving about this restaurant. Our waitress was rude, the restaurant was out of chicken, and the atmosphere was lacking. I ended up ordering pasta with tomato sauce...since they were out of the baked chicken. It wasn’t bad and my cousins enjoyed their food, but I wouldn’t waste my time returning here.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 10 June 2019 via mobile

We visited our family in June and decided to go back and try this restaurant again after our fabulous experience the first time , so I decided to go ahead alone and make the reservations in person When we return we were met by the...manager who remembered us and the same waiter Carlitos. The restaurant has an awesome view of the Malecon from either the inside or patio dinning area and the building itself stands out among the other buildings in this area The building is beautiful looking and has a spectacular outside seating area With clear views of the Malecon Once we sat down we were greeted by the same singers from our first trip and to our surprise the music was also awesome This was the perfect combination perfect food, perfect service, perfect dinner show. The best part about this restaurant is the quite reasonable prices for its location and the service that it offers along with the food which is quite delicious whether you’re having seafood or meat. Keep up the great work!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 25 May 2019

You cannot avoid the Malecon because it weaves so much of Havana culture and eating pleasures. Its certainly popular so reservations are prudent. The restaurant enjoys spectacular views of Vedado and the Atlantic briny. However its the seafood that one concentrates with salivating appreciation. Surprisingly...my daughter plumped for the lamb ribs netting her a ring of juice around her face. She declared it a triumph. My ceviche entree was excellent and the mains fish of the day, whole of-course, was chilli’d heaven . We lingered with a couple of Cuban tipples which proved a perfect recommendation from our waiter who performed Miri all with limited vocabulary but plenty of zeal and gusto.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

We stopped in here for dinner on our first night in Havana, based on the recommendation of our casa particular. We also read good reviews in the Lonely Planet. It is located right on the Malecon, with excellent views of the fort and the ocean....We ordered sangria to drink, which was good but sweet. We also ordered the fried chickpeas to start. The portion was larger than expected and had sausages, which was an added bonus. I ordered the paella and my friend ordered the beefsteak “Havana style”. All was very delicious. We sat on the upstairs balcony overlooking the Malecon and the ocean, and enjoyed the sunset views and the people watching.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Sociedad Asturiana Castropol is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5