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Reviewed 11 March 2020

A little bit off the beaten path in Historic Havana is Helad’oro, a small gelato/ice cream shop. The shop was full with customers when we arrived, always a good sign. From the many enticing flavors we both chose Mojito, a delicious blend of lime and...mint in a waffle cone. So yummy. One point needs to be mentioned. The server handled the cones with bare hands immediately after handling cash. Not very hygienic. So we ate only the very top of the waffle cones and discarded the remainder into a trash can.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 11 March 2020

SO good, so many flavors, and only 1CUC for a 1 scoop cone. We kept going back because it was the best gelato we found and a great value. I really liked the galletazo.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

This shop is owned by a Parisian lady and her Cuban husband-their son creates the flavours, which are 100% local, think mamey, pineapple, mohito (my favourite!!!). Prices are fair, considering the quality!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020

The ice cream was fantastic. I got a tasty cone to go. One of the best ice cream shops in Havana. Can't remember what flavor I got.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020

Great ice cream near Old Havana. For people coming from the U.S. who are used to sampling different flavors before choosing a flavor, be aware that this was not an option. But, the flavors we had were very good.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 January 2020 via mobile

As in all of Havana, the ice cream is a little bit on the soft side. However, it’s delicious and the flavor choices are excellent. We went with crunch, Nutella, and chocolate. All were great.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

One expects that after paying $ 2.50 for a glass of ice cream, they will at least be served in a glass, but that is not the case, they serve you in disposable plastic cups ... without notice or apology. The person who took the...order was very attentive but the one who served it confused the flavors. I do not recommend the place.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 7 December 2019 via mobile

Needed something cold as it was hot. The ice cream is the best ive ever had sure beats cows and half the price. Lots of different flavors to choose from The ac was on high some people complained but i enjoyed the coolness. And the...ice cream.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 7 December 2019

Good rich, creamy ice cream. Only about a dozen flavors. Lines because of its popularity but its to be expected in Cuba.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 November 2019

The place is small, cozy. The service is great. The icecream is DELICIOUS!! I highly recommend it. It is ideal for going with your couple.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 10 November 2019

Good place to stop by for a rafreshing ice cream. We can advise to try the almendron ice cream. We loved it !!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 8 September 2019

We had ice creams here on our first night in Havana, to cool down on a hot evening walk. Great selection of flavours and wide choice of cones and toppings. Friendly staff and enough seats to stay inside and enjoy ice cream in the air...con. Some local people helped us to find the shop as we were a bit lost, much appreciated! Great value ice creams and really tasty.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 18 August 2019 via mobile

We went there this past Sunday. The service was great. We loved the different flavors. We will come back.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 9 August 2019 via mobile

When I visit Havana I always stop by Heladoro for a fix of the best gelato in the city. It’s located on Calle Aguiar just a few blocks from the main drag being Calle Obispo, but well worth the short walk. The staff are friendly...and helpful to tourists.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019

after a long day of walking around Old Havana in the heat, this is a very welcome respite. the ice cream is handmade, and there's a fun selection of flavors. super cheap. big win.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Helad'oro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5