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US$ 6 - US$ 24
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Cuban, Caribbean, Latin, Central American
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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All reviews chicken lobster food preparation eating experience old havana set menu plaza vieja super tasty tasty meal long wait small restaurant the food is great stairs cuba mojito street veg
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Reviewed 24 April 2020

We saw the sign from the street and followed signs, venturing up the stairs. This is someone's residence with a large kitchen room with tables. If it's busy, you may share table space. No set menu--like many restaurants in Havana, the menu depends on what...food is available. Lucky for us, they had red snapper. They were very good about accommodating our diets, replacing starches with a delicious fresh salad. The food preparation and cooking took some time but worth it. Think of eating at your relatives where everyone sits around the kitchen gabbing while grandma cooks. To really take in the Cuban eating experience, I recommend Somos Cuba.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 6 March 2020

You might be put off by the entrance but venture inside and upstairs for an authentic Cuban eating experience. No menu, Fish, Lobster, Chicken or Vegetarian options are offered and all come with green veg, some quite tasty rice and garnish (including some fruit), a...good plate of Cuban home cooking, expect to pay around CUC12 for chicken....others have said, the beer is a bit over-priced at CUC3 for a can. Eat there if you want to a real Cuban experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 19 February 2020

Small place, the first time we went it was closed, but when we went again it was a special experience. It was like a private kitchen, only room for 15 people. There was 3 things to choose from on the menu. We had chicken, it...was the best meal we had in Cuba. The food is coked in front of you. Beer is a bit expensive for Cuba.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 14 February 2020 via mobile

Super tasty pork, rice and veg in a intimate setting within the historic Old Town. Great vibe, great food and a true experience not to be missed.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 28 January 2020 via mobile

Highly recomended ! 🐞 Friendly staff, good cusine. Everyting 10/10. Best local restaurant in Havana!

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 31 December 2019

My 1st visit to Cuba & this place was our 1st spot! Hands down the best meal & most tasty meal I had in Havana. I’m still craving the fish. The service was outstanding! Fresh juices & drinks. My Mojito was oh so refreshing. Truly...a hidden gem. A definite must visit when in Cuba.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 8 December 2019 via mobile

We arrived at 6:10pm and didn’t get food until 7:40pm. This is a horrible long wait for over priced food and fish that I couldn’t enjoy because it had tons of bones in it. Also, the food is way over priced. I wouldn’t recommend because...there are other places in Old Havana with better service and pricing.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 4 December 2019

Really tasty food, I had lobster and my partner had pork, interesting room and very friendly people. Would reccomend to visit

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 30 November 2019

don't let the entrance fool you! this place is terrific with food prepared in front of you. seating is family style. reservations needed and it's not open until 4. short distance from the plaza vieja.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 30 November 2019 via mobile

A small restaurant situated on the fist floor of a dilapidated building doesn't sound great does it? But in truth this is a real gem in Havana. The 5 or 6 options they serve are cooked in front of you and very fresh. My wife...and I came here twice during our 5 days in Havana. Situated on Calle San Ignacio past Plaza Vieja it is a very authentic Cuban restaurant. It is tiny with only two tables of ten so be prepared to share. Decent prices as you can eat here with beer for two at around $35 to $50 depending on what you choose.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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dennis s
4 December 2018|
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Response from ahmeterik1 | Reviewed this property |
No You will not need a reservation.
Nicky V
15 October 2018|
Response from TJK534 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not able to attach a map, but the restaurant is on the west side of San Ignacio, half way between Obrapia and Lamparilla, about 2 blocks west of the north end of Plaza de San Francisco (across the street from where the... More
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8 April 2018|
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5