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Restaurant - Paladar - La Moraleja

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Calle 25 n.454 e/J e I, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
+53 5 2910531
12:00 - 00:00
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Parsippany, NJ
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276 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In Cuba the family run paladars are the best places to eat and this one is no exception. We came here with a group from Grand Circle but we were treated like individuals. We were served family style lamb, , pork, lobster, rice, beans. Guava preserves and cream for dessert.

Thank LLiv-NewJersey
United States
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522 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When our driver dropped us off I was a bit confused on where we were. The food at La Moraleja is actually pretty good and the atmosphere is quite nice as well. Walking behind a house is an outdoor/indoor oasis with overhead vines and lots of ambience. They have both indoor and outdoor seating, with a nice bar as well.... More 

Thank Greg B
Hartford, Connecticut
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Paladars can be spotty both for food, location, and atmosphere. Our tour group had a salsa lesson at this paladar, which was weird dancing on a concrete floor. But the set up and grounds for this paladar are very nice. The food - at least the tour group food is just ok.

Thank Barnaby H
Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite restaurant. The food is exquisite, the drinks are excellent, the decor is fabulous and the service is great. You will need a reservation to eat here. You can also get great cognac and a cigar after your meal.

Thank judson2017
Berkeley, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Moraleja serves you a selection of Cuban food in family style. This means that you are essentially having a tasting menu. All the food we were served was top notch. Tasty and plentiful. The ambience of the restaurant is lovely, wait staff is responsive and the good it terrific. One of the best restaurants we went to in Havana.

Thank Carol D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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123 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group went to La Moraleja on our last night in Cuba. The dinner was served family style so I can't comment on menu choices but we all liked the meal we were given. The staff was very friendly. The restaurant is located in several rooms of the house so it did prevent us all from eating in the same... More 

Thank peach8054
Berkeley, California
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place serve a family style banquet that is very nice. It is large and can handle a crowd. We were about 25 people and they did a great job of taking care of us and the food didn't suffer the numbers!

Thank DrjessB
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely ambience, feeling of an old, well maintained home. Vines and gardens outside. Inside, dark wood dining room and bar with tastefully decorated walls. Seating on ground floor -- no narrow stairway to the dining area as is typical. On a narrow, nice mostly residential neighborhood. Service was very attentive, and with adequate English for our tour group of 22.... More 

Thank TomM8132
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I enjoyed one of the most delicious meal I had in Cuba in recent years. There were 12 of us, and all enjoyed our meals. I had braised rabbit on a fig sauce, yum! The other popular dish at the table was the braised lamb shag. It almost felt of the bone! The staff was very accommodating and professional. There... More 

Thank 2Links2Cuba
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a great restaurant and definitely worth the visit. The food is good, the service is excellent and the ambience is perfect for a date or a casual meal with friends. The free rum and cigar at the end was the perfect way to end the evening. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank DRay3d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 20
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, International, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 25 n.454 e/J e I, Vedado, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 5 2910531
El “joven” restaurant abrió sus puertas el 13 de febrero del 2011, luego de meses de una ardua labor de sus dueños y de todo el equipo de trabajo. Enclavado en el patio de una hermosa casona del Vedado estilo años `40, tiene un especial magnetismo que se aprecia desde su amplia y fresca entrada, sus salones (al aire libre y climatizado), su singular cocina y la excelencia del servicio.Con un selecto menú se complacen los gustos de toda la clientela. La variedad es amplia y va desde nuestra comida tradicional hasta recetas únicas e innovadoras de una total tendencia gourmet; siendo el factor común la selección cuidadosa de los ingredientes y las atrevidas presentaciones que realzan las texturas, sabores, colores y aromas.

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