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₹903 - ₹2,708
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Italian, Fusion, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.2 km from Old Square (Plaza Vieja)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, atmosphere and music! Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner, my son said it was the best Ropa Vieja he had in Cuba! Price range was great!. For our family of five adults, fantastic value!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

Delicious dinner! Loved the ambience; we got to sit near the balcony (those tables were already reserved; rightfully so!) and loved looking at all the art. Service was impeccable; our server was professional, kind, prompt, and funny--the perfect combo! The specialty cocktail was something magical...with tropical fruit and ginger (and rum of course); very good. We had a lobster dish and a chicken/beef/veggie dish; both were excellent. A lot of food for a good price. It's the not cheapest option, but it felt fair to us for the location, service, ambience, and amount!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 17 April 2024 via mobile

First class dining experience in Havana. This is most definitely a step up from the average for Cuba and whilst not the cheapest offers as close as you will get to fine dining in Havana. That is not meant to sound negative, it is just...that you have to put it into the context of a poor country with some shortages and more limited choices. The food was however wonderful. Call out to the ribs and the lobster plus the crème brulee was to die for. Struggle to think of a better pudding. Service was OUTSTANDING from start to finish and the meal was accompanied by some cheerful local music. Highly Recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 11 April 2024

By far the best food I have had in a restaurant in Havana. Fresh, delicious recipes, and very well presented. I especially recommend their particular recipe for Crème brûlée. The location, the atmosphere, the tasteful decoration and the exquisite food make this restaurant a special...place. It's worth every penny.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 9 April 2024

Wow, we LOVED this restaurant -- once we discovered it (recommended by our tour guide in Havana) we went there for the next 4 nights in a row. The food was fresh, recipes were delicious (I think we tried most everything on the menu). Meats,...sauces, vegetables, salads, desserts -- all were wonderful. The best helado/ice cream in Cuba. The restaurant was classy, with professionally acting servers, very clean, bathroom very clean and well-supplied. We especially loved the nightly music groups there -- a little more classy Cuban music that made us want to stay for hours. Compliments to the chef, manager, staff -- everything was wonderful!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 April 2024 via mobile

Best food in town, extremly delicious! And the best service I saw during my stay in Cuba; the staff is very well documented and really friendly. I highly recomand it.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024 via mobile

Nice place, deco and localization but in general not that good. Food was nice, although not great and portions are a bit small. Cost/Value could be much better… Staff is fairly nice but not enthusiastic.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 20 March 2024

Absolutely spectacular food, ambiance and service. Best Cuban food I’ve ever tasted… and I’m Cuban. Can’t wait to visit again and take friends and family to share this amazing experience with.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 March 2024

A very high-end dining experience in the middle of Old Havana, we had some modern reimaginations of classical cuban meals.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 March 2024 via mobile

What a find! Gorgeous place, wonderful gracious staff and delicious food. This restaurant would rate 10 out of 10 anywhere in the world, so in a city with limited fare it is quite amazing. It cannot be recommended highly enough.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024

Undoubtedly the best restaurant in Havana, reflected in the award it received. Several of us had seafood which was spectacular! My wife enjoyed a pasta dish which she absolutely loved. The restaurant is in a beautiful old house with an outside terrace. Service was fantastic....This was one of our favorites while in the city.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024

Absolutely the BEST meal in Havana, Cuba. Great ambience and service… impeccable food. Everything we ordered was unique in Cuban flavors but paired perfectly with seasonal offerings. We were introduced to the head chef who was not only humbled and cultured but full of worldly...experiences that showed dearly in his dishes. The waiters were all knowledgeable and bi-lingual and offered excellent suggestions. Definitely a must if visiting La Habana. Photos do not do enough justice to the delectable dishes… not pictured is the Pumpkin Crème Brûlée… I’m not a huge desert fan, but I’m so happy to have tried this. It still has my mouth watering.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024 via mobile

Not a good atmosphere. Very tourist orientated. When my wife complained that her fish was old and in a watery sauce. She was told by the waiter, that the owner had tasted it and pronounced it was fresh and therefore would be charged. Also the...menu is priced in dollars and the conversion back to pesos is at an exorbitant rate. I would certainly avoid, unless you like an over priced tourist venue.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Yamil Alvarez, Dueño at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2024

Dear Visitor First we want to thank you for visiting our restaurant! We are a family restaurant my wife and I run together with a very good team! Sometimes we make mistakes and in this particular situation it was me who try the fish ,...More

Reviewed 20 February 2024 via mobile

As a travel guide, I was eating here and there, so I give myself some credibility to say, this is one of the best places I have been eating recently. I took my groups there, and me personaly I come back a couple of times...during my stay im Havana. The grilled lobster is 10/10, also try the beef carpacio, and all three kinds of octopus. If this place was in Europe, it would have Michelin star.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

This was recommended by our Cuban guide. We were afraid we wouldn't get in going at 7 PM on a Saturday night without a reservation, but they seated us right away. It may be the most beautiful restaurant I've ever eaten in. Soaring ceilings, cool...art in the walls, groovy, wooden carved clock, many interesting mirrors in frames, balconies out over the street, live music. The waiters, who I am just now realizing were all male, I think, hmmm, looked very spiffy in their black duds. And the food was good. I loved the eggplant Parmesan, and my husband liked the fish and tomato sauce Hemingway style.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Paladar Los Mercaderes is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5