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“Cuban Cuisine”
Review of La Fontana Havana

La Fontana Havana
Ranked #74 of 903 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 20 - US$ 33
Cuisines: Cuban, Seafood, International, Grill
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Restaurant Paladar La Fontana has been welcoming its guests since 1995 offering quality food and good service in its tranquil and pleasant spaces; La Estancia and La Floresta which offer authentic contemporary Cuban cuisine. Fontana’s bar-lounge "El Edén", supplement its culinary offer with drinks, cocktails, tapas and half portions of the highest standard. Reservations for groups dof 5 or more are possible for any of our spaces.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Fontana Havana is a beautiful Restaurant!
The staff were all very customer friendly, the service was excellent and the food was delicious.
The atmosphere and ambience were so conducive.
The performance of the band was awesome and we all enjoyed our evening.
Everything about La Fontana Havana was simply awesome!!
Definite recommend to our friends and families.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank RORAIMAAGT
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LaFontanaHavana, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Fontana Havana, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago


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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic meal at LaFontana! The restaurant is beautiful with gardens, fountains and pools. Our bartender was fantastic and friendly and the service was very attentive. We took the waiters suggestions- I had the whole fish and my husband had the lamb. Both were fantastic. The entrees were served with beans and rice. Mine was saffron rice with fresh corn- best rice I’ve ever had!
We finished it off with Delicious chocolate ale. I would definitely put this on your must list when it Havana.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carrie M
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LaFontanaHavana, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Fontana Havana, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018
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Gracias por su opinión, regrese pronto.

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

This place have been open for years, and it does not lost the quality of the service, the food and the atmosphere, highly recommended! I advice to book in advance alamesacuba.com does the reservations on line

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Yacselys P
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LaFontanaHavana, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Fontana Havana, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018


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Reviewed 6 July 2018

All my Cuban friends shuddered in horror when I mentioned La Fontana Habana and strongly advised me to avoid going there. I should have listened to them but it was so close to where I was staying it seemed sensible to give it a go, after all how difficult is it to go wrong with a menu of grills, pasta, rice and fish? Oh my word, I really should have listened to my friends, it was quite the worst dining experience in La Habana. Large gardens with fountains and ponds, a patio area and a sizeble area inside with Cuban art on the walls and a nice decor. Ok, that is the good news; all of it! I had the berenjena with tomato and parmesan although the cheeses element of the dish was hard to detect. The espinaca con ajo, aciete do oliva y chilli was a lump of green stodge and was as bereft of chilli and garlic as the tagliatella con congrejo was missing the crab. Service was delivered by sullen miserable waiting staff which made the 10% "service charge" hard to swallow. When I asked for parmesan cheese for the pasta it was as though I had made the most unreasonable of unreasonable requests and requested gold leaf rather than parmesan cheese. The time it took to arrive would normally have been long enough for the food to go cold, however as it had been delivered to the table in that state it didn't matter.
The wine list was priced more outrageously than anywhere else in La Habana that I experienced, although rarely drink wine in Cuba it is always interesting to look, 2011 Rosado for 35cuc; who drinks 7 year old Rose wine?
All in all not a great experience which probably explains why the restaurant was empty, and I mean empty.
Terrible service, mediocre food and overpriced, recommend to avoid.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Thank felipehavana
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LaFontanaHavana, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Fontana Havana, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018
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Cada día recibimos una cantidad de comensales considerable que avala nuestro servicio. Lamentamos que esta haya sido su experiencia y le agradecemos el comentario. Saludos

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel, Melia Habana.

It is apparently one of the most notable grill restaurants in Cuba.

We had the whole red snapper fish and seafood paella. Everything was so flavorful. The paella was the best I have ever had!

There was also live music.

There is indoor seating in a dining room environment (it seems like maybe it was a house before) or outdoor on the beautiful terrace. There is a pond in the front with koi fish and color changing lighting.

There is a 10% fee that is added to the bill.

I would recommend makings reservations.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank j_mundi86
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LaFontanaHavana, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Fontana Havana, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018


Thanks in advance, come back soon

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