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Sociedad Cultural Rosalia de Castro

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Egido 504 Altos e/ Monte y Dragones, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8611766
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Newbury, New Hampshire
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183 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a crowded third floor of a crumbling building in the process of being " fixed up". This was classic 1950-60's Cuban social club...great bands, talented performers, that part I enjoyed. We were seated in the entry corner of the large room about 100 feet from the stage. Many of the performers were quite elderly, but still getting it... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is as close as you will get to the atmosphere of the Buena Vista Social Club. A 22 piece band with an average age of probably 65 years. It is the second time we have been but find the drawback is that it really caters for tour groups of ten to a table. If you at just a couple... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a local who is not involved with this place. So we decided to go there instead of Taverna on Plaza Vieja. It also promotes its connection to Buena Vista Social Club. 30CUC buys entrance, a not-the-best seat and three cocktails with almost no alcohol. For 50CUC you get dinner and a better table.... More 

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

If you don't mind getting ripped off - to a certain extent - you could consider going there for a night out. Never mind the food; just sit and eat don't expect anything at all and you will find it durable. Don't have to big expectations about the music; it's loud, one speed and sound only and it looks Cuban.... More 

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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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266 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

I see there are different venues to experience the Buena Vista Social Club. If true, then I would suggest to pick another one. This place is packed with tables and some of these are tucked behind concrete pillars, so no view of the show. Food was OK(soup, fish and flan) with about 3 drinks included, but not cheqp at 50ps... More 

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Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Don't waste your time and money in this show. Not worth the price. They charge 50 CUC for a very bad and simple dinner and the show it's terrible so boring. They promised us to have the best night dancing but not even closer this place it's full of elderly people which is their main public so no one was... More 

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New York City, New York
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724 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We went to see a special show of the Buenavista Social Club that honored the songs from the 50's. They had lot of famous singers who each sang a few songs. The entrance fee was 30 CUC per person and it included 3 drinks. To get the best seats you have to eat there but we ate already so we... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We got taken there by a local tour guide which said it was the original Buena vista club... you never know, so we were willing to give a try. People are supposed to lined up there and dance like crazy in front of the stage. The drinks when we booked our ticket was fairly cheap and with all this... It... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to see a tourist trap and throw money out the window, this is the right place. We bought the 30 CUC ticket per person with three drinks included, which is already really pricey, but hey it was supposed to be a concert. We got a little late there, so we got a table at the end of... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is not a restaurant, but a Cuban music evening. The food is awful, so book the show without the meal. The music was very Cuban and great, with a good MC and a large variety of singers. A great atmosphere, helped but quite a lot of the audience being local, who enjoyed themselves, danced and participated.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Egido 504 Altos e/ Monte y Dragones, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8611766

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