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El Chanchullero de Tapas

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Teniente Rey, 457A bajos | Plaza El Cristo Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8610915
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Sun - Mon 13:00 - 00:00
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved the revueltos, pescado, sausage and vegetables. Everything was freshly prepared and delicious. The mojitos are excellent. The vibe was also amusing and fun, with amusing, populist-themed decor, servers wearing overalls, etc. Although there is always a line, not needed a reservation was a plus!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We fell in love with this little gem. It is a little tricky to find the entrance, as they don’t exactly have a huge sign hanging around. Once you find the right door, you are greeted with a witty message that Hemingway wasn’t here. :) We initially went just for a drink, so we skipped the restaurant part and headed... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing food, cheep cocktails and friendly service! Highly recommend the sausage appetizer the crockets and all pork dishes! they have a table in a cage (super cool) and they menu is creative! feel like a local hipster and eat good food for a fraction of the pice of other comparable restaurants!

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not much to add to information already provided by previous advisors. I can however confirm that if, like us, you want to get away from upmarket restaurants and cafes, pizza places etc., of which there many in Havana, and wanting a literal taste of Cuban food and local atmosphere but without venturing into bars that are probably a... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really liked this place. We were eating there 3 times in four days. Great spot, good food, especially lobster and fresh fish.. Excellent value in terms of price quality. Be ready to que at least 30-45 minutes

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Thank Maja R
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is ideal in the heart of Old Havana. The waiting is very long as this is a top notch eatery. The atmosphere alone is worth it. The staff goes above and beyond to provide great service. The food gets two thumbs up for taste and price. The decore is awesome as well. Try to get to the second... More 

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Tuxedo Park, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seriously, THIS was my favorite spot in all of Havana. Best pina colada I've ever had and I don't even usually like pina coladas. We went back repeatedly over the short time we were in Havana, waited in line for more than an hour once, and I would do it again tomorrow if I could. All the food on their... More 

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Stockholm
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It´s a really cool bar and there is always a line outside it so show up when your not too hungry. When i was there the restaurant was full but the waitor let us sit at the roofbar and have drinks and eat some wonderfull bar foods. The atmosphere was great and the staff was supefriendly and serviceminded. It was... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited twice during my stay in Havana. Great atmosphere, great food and drinks at good price. But get prepared for long wait as there were always lots of people.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Food...great atmosphere....quiet a long queue but it is worth waiting! Also great mojito for a fair price

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 00:00
Monday
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Teniente Rey, 457A bajos | Plaza El Cristo Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8610915

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