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Paladar El Reservado

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O'Reilly No. 208 apto7 entre Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

The restaurant itself is tiny and not easy to find. Having said that, we had the best meal of Havana there - try the lobster! The mojitos are lethal! The owner and his wife (they both cook) are really nice and friendly. Recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

We ate here on our last night in Havana on the recommendation of our receptionist. We were really looking forward to our meal and the food didn't disappoint. Met the owners and enjoyed a mojito and a wonderful dinner. Having read that most paladares charged around 15CUC for dinner, we didn't think to check the price and there was no... More 

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Acton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

Our last night in Cuba we arrived at our hotel without dinner plans. The bellman was quite insistant that we should visit a local private restaurant. We were a bit leary especially when he said it was in the owners home, but we decided to take a chance. We were picked up at the hotel and escorted to Heriberto &... More 

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Markham, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

Our private tour guide recommended this little place and she was spot on. After a morning of sight seeing on foot she lead us down an unremarkable street to the opened doorway of a typically old Havana apartment. Up the well worn marble steps and down the narrow balcony we went until we came to this tiny three table paladar.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

We were hoping to go to another Cuban restaurant, but when we got there, our reservation couldn't be honoured. So our tour guide brought us here. I'm ecstatic that the previous restaurant couldn't accommodate. This isn't a traditional restaurant. In fact, it's basically eating in the home of a lovely, welcoming couple. While we were waiting for food, we were... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2013

You have to work to find El Reservado. No sign in the street, the numbers don´t match, but when you climb the old stairs (with marble banisters!) after passing through a maze of electricity wires, you find yourself in the corridor of a tipical Old Havana appartment building and in one of its doors you will find El Reservado. The... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

We went to Heriberto and Elvis's paladar expecting good food, but this was exceptional. Now I understand how excellent cuban food can be. The price was on 15 CUC's per person. My shrimp was cooked in a cuban sauce. Superb and plentiful. It came with congree (black beans and rice) seasoned with cumin and other spices - also excellent. An... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

Situated just paces away from O'reillys on the opposite side of the street who would have ever thought that the most unsuspecting, dowdy-looking stairs would lead to such excellence. The doorway at the top of the stairs leads you to a most quaint and tiny paladar run by Heriberto and his wife Elvis in their apartment number 7. (look at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Caribbean, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: O'Reilly No. 208 apto7 entre Cuba y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana

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