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Paladar Los Mercaderes

Calle Mercaderes #207 entre lamparilla y amargura | a 100 metros de la Plaza de San Fransisco, 100 meters from San Fransisco Plaza, Havana 101100, Cuba
+53 7 8012437
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pulled lamb” (13 reviews)
“lobster” (100 reviews)
“smoked pork” (13 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Deli, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Mercaderes #207 entre lamparilla y amargura | a 100 metros de la Plaza de San Fransisco, 100 meters from San Fransisco Plaza, Havana 101100, Cuba
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

We stumbled across this place in Havana and had a great meal, well done Yamil & team: excellent food, service and ambience. If you are going to Havana this is defnately well worth a a visit. Cuba is not normally known for it's food but...More

Date of visit: January 2013
2  Thank AmiraSmith
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We happened on this lovely Paladar by accident and were absolutely delighted with the food, the service and the atmosphere. So much so, that we made reservations and returned the next evening for dinner. The Chef brings eclectic tastes from several areas of the world...More

Date of visit: December 2012
Thank Heather G
Reviewed 13 January 2013

The restaurant ambiance is very pleasant. Service is great and so is the food. We even talked to the owner who was interested in our satisfaction. The restaurant it self is set in a typical old building in one of it's apartments with high roof...More

Date of visit: January 2013
Thank traveler57684
Reviewed 13 January 2013

We discovered this nice place in old Havana, the service it was impeccable, more than the five star restaurant. The atmosphere is great and the food was wonderful, Without a doubt the best restaurant in Old Havana.

Date of visit: December 2012
Thank BD0612
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Great service, fantastic food. The dishes are juicy, tasteful or perfect (not as dry as You often get other places). It has gourmet style dishes to reasonable price. Our kids wanted to go back there to have Christmas eve dinner there as well.

Date of visit: December 2012
Thank Oluf B
Reviewed 11 January 2013

In our recent stay in La Habana the lunch at 'Mercaderes' was one of the good moments to remember. Good food, nice drinks, exquisite desserts in an atmosphere of peace and relax. We´re sure soon it'll be recognized as one of the best cuban restaurants....More

Date of visit: January 2013
Thank Pedro D
Reviewed 9 January 2013

We discovered this place in old Havana today. We had a wonderful lunch. It was the best food we had in Cuba so far. The atmosphere is great. The service was impeccable and the food was just wonderful. My wife had snapper cooked in a...More

1  Thank rmh12345
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We weren’t overly impressed by the restaurant scene anywhere in Havana until we found this place on our last day. The night before we walked past and there was a man and woman playing guitar beautifully on their balcony so we went there for lunch...More

Date of visit: December 2012
1  Thank sekaitravelers
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Without a doubt the best food in Havanna and the whole of Cuba. Fresh, reasonably priced, ambient. The cordial, european esque host was incredibly welcoming when 20 of us arrived all at once on his 4th day of opening. The staff were friendly and efficient....More

Date of visit: December 2012
2  Thank birdbysnow
Reviewed 4 January 2013

Probably the best restaurant we went to in Havana, this paladar has an international menu with a few local dishes. We were in the mood for local, so we tried the pollo al chilindron and the ropa vieja. Both very nicely prepared and great flavor....More

Date of visit: December 2012
1  Thank travelDw0rld
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10 December 2018|
Response from Sandpower_S | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know if they take reservations. Sorry.
8 December 2018|
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Response from yamil a | Property representative |
Hello Tamara Thank you for choosing us, I guess you mean December 14, if so I give you the confirmation. Regards Yamil I
Tammy M
20 November 2018|
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Response from HIGHVISTA | Property representative |
Sí es posible,ya la reserva esta hecha pero necesito su nombre lo antes posible para poder confirmar.Saludos.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 34
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mercaderes #207 entre lamparilla y amargura | a 100 metros de la Plaza de San Fransisco, 100 meters from San Fransisco Plaza, Havana 101100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8012437
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Our restaurant is located in the center of OLD HAVANA in a beautifully renovated colonial house built circa 1890. It has 2 salons, each with unique decorations, fabulous furnishings and signature tiles. There are also frescos from 1905 on all of the walls which brings an added facet to the style of the restaurant. Our beautiful interior hanging garden adds an enticing and pleasant ambience to your dining experience. Please join our family restaurant and enjoy fabulous Cuban food plus some international food , friendly service, great beverages and all the best of old Havana.
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