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Paladar Los Mercaderes

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$11 - $32
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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 5 days ago

We found this little gem while wandering around the area surrounding Plaza Vieja, and said that we would have dinner there that night. It was so good that we returned the next night too! The service is good, there is live music, but the food...is to die for and at great value too. We paid €14 for a lobster tail, and the cocktails are delicious! You also have the option to pay in various currencies, and it's clearly indicated on your bill. The owner came over to us and had a little chat, explaining that the restaurant used to be their family home. They serve the best food in Havana hands down, you will definitely not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at Paladar Los Mercaderes on a hot spring afternoon. The food was excellent, the drinks were ice-cold, and the owner was friendly and happy to talk. The restaurant is a converted home with tall ceilings and is beautifully decorated. Live music too!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overlooking the old square, had some great cocktails and a lovely lunch. Sat in a window table with a great view over the square, people watching: highly recommended!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Yamil Alvarez Torres, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Gracias por visitarnos y dejar su opinión, Graciassss!! Nuestro equipo no para de trabajar y crear para el disfrute de...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our 3rd visit to Cuba and by some distance the best meals. Lunch & dinner. Great food and fair exchange rate. A must.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Yamil Alvarez Torres, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Dear Rob and Lou, gracias por sus visitas , fue un placer tenerlos en nuestro restaurante en días consecutivos!! Seguimos...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit, this time after pandemic. Excellent food and impeccable service. The prices are fair and the ambiance is exquisite. A must when in Habana Vieja. Lovely and satisfying ! GraciasMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Yamil Alvarez Torres, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago
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Gracias por visitarnos y dejar su opinión, gracias, gracias!! Nos alegra saber que han disfrutado las 2 visitas que nos...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were walking through the old city of Havana and were searching for a good place to eat. It was early evening and most of the places were not full. We entered spontaneously without much of expectations. It was great. I haven’t had such a...good food for years in a restaurant. The place looks very present not only from outside. We had a table inside, because the balcony tables were only for two people. The food was gorgeous, beginning with the starters and finishing with the deserts. Try the traditional Ropa Vieja as a main course, if you like beef. Don't miss the pumpkin Crème brûlée with their homemade ice cream. If you are lucky to meet the restaurant owner please follow his recommendation. And not to forget a small band of two is playing Cuban music in the evenings.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Yamil Alvarez Torres, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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Gracias por visitarnos y dejar su opinión, Graciassss!! Trabajamos con campesinos , granjeros así como pescadores locales , esto nos...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've visited Cuba from east to west for 2 weeks, traveling and dining through all the major cities. This one was our favorite!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Coming from New York and working in the food and wine business mecca for more than 10 years, you may understand why...my expectations of ( food, service, atmosphere) are high. Again like any other New Yorker out there, our lunch started with cocktails, the Mango Daiquiri had the perfect balance of sweetness, and alcohol touched the ripe and juicy fruit, just delicious and refreshing. As an appetizer, I ordered the Ceviche. Definitely top 3 ceviches I had in my life ( may I say we live next to a Peruvian restaurant). The main course looks small but was very filling. Costillas de cerdo (pork ribs) with tostones, the only difference is that they pulled the meat off the bone. Obviously, we had to leave space for dessert, a brownie with vanilla ice cream. The service was super fast (if you visited Cuba you know what I mean). The servers were very knowledgeable in explaining how the dishes were prepared and made great recommendations. The place was very clean and beautifully decorated, and the band tied it all while playing their traditional Cuban songs.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Yamil Alvarez Torres, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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Adriana, gracias por visitarnos y dejar su opinión, gracias, gracias! Mi esposa y yo junto a un equipo maravilloso trabajamos...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hoped to have a lovely meal to bring our stay in Havana to a close and Jamil (and his team) did not disappoint. Large menu choice - we went for swordfish and it was beautiful. Super atmosphere, drinks, music and service. Would highly recommend if...you want to experience something special.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Yamil Alvarez Torres, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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Gracias por escogernos para finalizar su estancia en La Habana y gracias por dejar su opinión!! Nos complace saber que...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, atmosphere and kind host. The cuban music was playing during launch. The colonial interior is amasing.All Speak English and are very kind.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Yamil Alvarez Torres, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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Gracias por visitarnos y dejar su opinión. Una armonía entre ambiente, servicio y comida es nuestro objetivo! Y con Alegría...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This charming paladar in the heart of old Havana does not disappoint! After visits in 2014 and 2022, we found excellent quality and presentation both times, handsome and attentive staff and musical interlude that provided an enjoyable and relaxing experience. Yamil Alvarez and his family...have transformed their former living quarters into a first-rate establishment, genuine to the core.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Yamil Alvarez Torres, Owner at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago
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Gracias por escogernos y dejar su opinión. Nos alegra saber que considera nuestro restaurante consistente en el tiempo!! Siempre nos...More

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Hola Luna Dsiculpe la tardanza en la respuesta; nos ha sido imposible conectarnos a Tripadvisor en estos dias. Gracias por elegirnos y esperamos nos visite en otra oportunidad.
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Hello Angela, Thank you for choosing us. We confirm your reservation for 3 people at 8.30 pm on Saturday 22nd June. Regards. Armando
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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