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“Best place in Havana!!!!!!!”

Paladar Los Mercaderes
Ranked #49 of 909 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 11 - US$ 34
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has it all! Fabulous ambiance, engaged personnel, great food; brought beautifully on your plate! Very tasty good looking cocktails and good wine (and last but not least: clean toilet!). We came to this restaurant the first time 2 years ago and we got hooked! Also this time; we visited them regularly, for dinner, but also to have a wine with a small bite in the afternoon (it is very difficult to find good wine in Cuba! and they have the Concha Y Toro (Cassilero del Diablo), which we know from your own country. Yes the wine was expensive but we rather have expensive wine which tastes good than poor wine for a cheap price. Also for the food; yes it is expensive, but the quality is perfect! And anyone who complains about the price: its your own fault: the menu shows all prices! This place is the best in Havana for sure! I hope that the King of Spain will visit them during the Festival 500 Years Havana; because this is the place to be!

Date of visit: January 2019
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HIGHVISTA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Muchas gracias por su excelente comentario sobre nuestra paladar y por catalogarnos como el mejor restaurante de la Habana! Nos complace escuchar que nos ha visitado en más de una ocasión y que siempre se ha ido contento! Esperamos su visita nuevamente. Saludos y gracias por su recomendación.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful surroundings. Excellent choice of locally sourced foods. Reasonable prices. We had the fish curry absolutely delicious. Friendly attentive staff . The owner made sure we were happy with everything. Wish we were staying longer and able to return and try other dishes.

Date of visit: January 2019
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HIGHVISTA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago
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Muchas gracias por visitarnos y por compartir su opinión Jadebuddha. Que bueno que le haya gustado nuestro restaurante y nuestros servicios.Nuestro propietario, siempre está al tanto de todo para hacer sentir a nuestros clientes lo mejor posible. No se quede con las ganas y regrese pronto. Saludos.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for lunch and paid almost 70 CUC / 65 EUR for two people (each of us having one main dish and drinks), which is more than double the price we were usually charged for lunch or dinner during our two weeks‘ stay in Cuba.
While the ambiance is nice, already the waiters‘ recommendation made clear that profit is more important than guests‘ well-being. Among other, the waiter insisted we buy a bottle of wine instead of one glass each.
Furthermore, we asked for some more cheese on our pasta, which would have been charged with an extra 2 CUC (excluding tip).
All in all, we had a decent meal, but the overall experience was disappointing, which is why we can‘t recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at this restaurant with about an hour left in Havana before we had to return to our cruise ship. The staff of Los Mercaderes hurried up our order (for five people) so we could dine and get back to the ship in time. This isn't the way to enjoy a meal in Havana, but they made it happen for us. We loved our food and our experience in this restaurant, which was too brief. We hope to return someday.

Date of visit: January 2019
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HIGHVISTA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muchas gracias por su comentario. Agradecidos de que le haya gustado el lugar. Nuestro propietario siempre está al tanto de nuestros clientes para ayudarlos en lo que haga falta y hacerlos sentir lo mejor posible, como con este gesto que tuvo con ustedes. Esperamos que vuelvan y que tengan más tiempo para que disfruten su estancia en nuestro restaurante. Saludos.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In our 5day stay in Havana, the Paladar Los Mercaderes was by far our best dining experience. All 4 main courses we tasted we amazing and the lobster would be my recommendation! The owner, whose house used to be the building, was very hospitable and polite. The service was top notch and the wine and rum choices plentyful.
Would visit again for sure!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Orestis C
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HIGHVISTA, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Paladar Los Mercaderes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Muchas gracias por visitarnos y por compartir su opinión. Que bueno que le haya gustado nuestro restaurante y nuestros servicios. Gracias por sus palabras sobre nuestro propietario, siempre está al tanto de todo para hacer sentir a nuestros clientes lo mejor posible. No se quede con las ganas y regrese pronto. Saludos.

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