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Informar a nuestros clientes que el restaurante estara CERRADO desde el 1 de septiembre hasta el 1 de octubre.
PRICE RANGE
US$ 7 - US$ 15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, Healthy, Cuban, Central American
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 April 2020 via mobile

Odds are Dona’s is a spot requiring more than one visit, because they offer too much. And that is to say nothing about their location, right in Old Havana, and just overall the feel of this place. This is precisely the kind of spot I’d...hoped to encounter when coming to Havana, a place that harkens back to the past and lets you glimpse the how delicious Cuban food can be. That they are so close to the Plaza is an added bonus.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 26 March 2020

While Cuba is not known for their stellar restaurants, this one stood out with excellent "home style" meals and great service, and awesome frozen mojitos. Best beans we had on the trip, best milanesa and best roast pork. Can't say enough good things about it...- you may need a reservation if you plan to go around peak times.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 March 2020

We had dinner there as was recommended by a local and good it was. We shared croquettes, fried chicken fajitas, ropa veijo all washed down with an excellent bottle of excellent Chilean wine. All at very reasonably prices.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

Worth seeking out this little restaurant tucked away Ignacious Street. Touts call you in to the street, but take no notice. If there are a few people waiting then you’ll be sure to get in if you’ve not made a reservation as they are pretty...efficient. Lovely genuine food, we went I. The evening and we had the shredded beef which came with beans and rice, as does most traditional Cuban food 😊 Nice atmosphere and good service. Hope this review helps you make a choice for your next meal! SxMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020

Restaurant à éviter. La carte indique des bières à 3 CUC mais à l'arrivée on vous sert une bière non cubaine car il n'y a plus de cubaine, pour le prix de 4 CUC. 4 CUC aussi pour le café, le plus cher de Cuba....On vous dit que vous ne payer que si vous aimez. On a servi une langouste à notre voisin où il y avait plus de mayonnaise que de langouste. Restaurant to avoid. The map shows beers at 3 CUC but on arrival you are served a non-Cuban beer because there is no more Cuban, for the price of 4 CUC. 4 CUC also for coffee, the most expensive in Cuba. You are told that you only pay if you like. They served a lobster to our neighbor where there was more mayonnaise than lobster.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 February 2020

Visited this place for lunch on our first day in Havana. We had the picadillo a la habanera and the ropa veijo (and if any one can tell me why their national dish is named old clothes, I’m all ears). We proceeded to spend many...more days in Havana and then drive half the country, and we couldn’t find traditional food of that same taste and quality anywhere. So we came back for dinner when we arrived back in Havana after a couple weeks. This restaurant is really excellent. Service is superb, food is amazing, and the owner/maître d’ is accomodating and efficient. My only tip for the owners (and this goes for every restaurant Cuba pretty much), is maybe dim the lights inside a little. Or get less intense bulbs, if possible. That one thing goes a long way to creating more ambience and a better dining experience. This is a standout restaurant, not just by comparison to its competition, but in general.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

Tucked away among several restaurants, worth seeking out. High quality, traditional cuban food. Good service, menu in both Spanish and English.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 February 2020

Shredded beef with olives was a phenomenal dish. And the Cuba Libre's were strong and well-made. I went on a Monday night and knowing that I didn't have working wifi to make a reservation, I deliberately got there early to avoid any rush and see...if I could get a table. When I explained this to the host, he was visibly annoyed while seating me and seemed almost reluctant to allow me to sit in the then-empty restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020

Not a lot to say about this experience as everything was OK. There are just so many other restaurants in Havana where you can have a dining experience that is more enjoyable. We liked the croquetas and cocktails, but the main courses we had were...just OK.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

We had a dinner in this pkace. The pkace in evening is busy therefore you should booking a table in advance.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Tam S
30 November 2017|
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Response from jagdama | Reviewed this property |
Prices were very good... 20 CUC or less for a delicious meal...
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Cynthia B
3 August 2017|
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Response from AleLira | Reviewed this property |
Find their mail on their tripadvisor page and write them; that will be my first option if not yet in Cuba where it's better not to trust phone reservations but go personally
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Richard D
21 December 2016|
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Response from Detje1959 | Reviewed this property |
American dollars aren't popular in Cuba. You pay 10% extra costs when you change dollars. So better take other currency. In many hotels you can change, also at the bank. And of course at the airport, outside.
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