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El Alba

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Buen Viaje, Santa Clara, Cuba 26, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba
+53 42 203935
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gtreat place to have a nice traditional Cuban meal with great Cuban beers and nice cocktails. The pork and the shrimp was really good and you have to have the congris. (black beans and rice mixed together)

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Thank Vincent E
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be surprise when you first read the menu, they all in CUP!! A Plato comes with meat, rice with black bean and salad are starting from 50CUP to 100 CUP. I had this grill pork which is 50CUP and their portion is huge ! Great value and taste good in that price !!

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Thank Nic T
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were a few mosquitos around which is not good. Their service was very slow when the place was crowded. The food was average but it was very very cheap.

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Thank Aylin A
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

arrived close to closing and when never felt rush the food was fesh and well prepared and the staff quite pleasant ate dinner there 3 times after that great Job !

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Thank Icecarver64
Melbourne, Australia
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54 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this place and noticed all of the locals in here so thought it must have been good. And boy did we hit the jackpot. We had a 2 mains, 2 side and 2 drinks all for 220MN (9Cuc) and the meal was delicious and exteremly filling. If you are a budget traveller looking for a great value... More 

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Thank Getjoassabroad
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We wandered into this restaurant and had a wonderful seat next to a lovely view. The staff was very nice and accommodating to our limited Spanish. The Ropa Vieja was exactly what we were looking for and found.. The black bean soup was so good, we were fighting over the one bowl we got. The price is too low!

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Thank Carissa G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Came here early on in our holiday & tried to order Rope Vieja but they were all out; opted instead for the waiters recommendation of beef medallions. When the food came, the rice was okay, if a little colder than I'd have liked but the beef was very poor, plain & incredibly chewy into the bargain. We also ordered a... More 

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Thank flyingpig86
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I had a great Ropa Vieja in this restaurant. It's a Moneda National restaurant where also Cubans eat. The food is just great for an unbelievable price. Very friendly people

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Thank Bert V
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110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I ate here twice with some Cuban friends who highly recommended it. They have street level and upper level seating. They have good beans and rice and all the entrees are good. They have a pork dish that is prepared an old way to preserve the pork in its own fat. It melts in your mouth. It was so good.... More 

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Thank Alan27605
SunnySWFlorida
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

El Alba was one of the best restaurants we patronized during our 2 weeks in Cuba. It is open air and very romantic. We loved it so much we ate there twice. Once at the beginning of our trip and again the night before we left. Our server was Genrry Nelson Martinez and he deserves 5 stars for his excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Buen Viaje, Santa Clara, Cuba 26, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Villa Clara Province  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +53 42 203935

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?