Havana Restaurants and Paladares

 

Paladar Directory

and reviews

Paladares are run by entrepreneurs and represent the new Capitalism in Cuba. Since Raul Castro has been allowing new paladares to open, many dozens of paladares now offer a variety of entrees for sale at a variety of prices along with a variety of atmosphere and service.

So, the need for a paladar directory and review site is needed. As we develop this site, we suggest reading the Lonely Planet's reviews of paladares in Cuba in order to prepare yourself for a very large selection of choices.

Canada based newspaper The Guardian ranks the top ten Cuban paladares in Havana.

  1. San Cristóbal 
  2. Le Chansonnier 
  3. Café Laurent 
  4. Atelier 
  5. Doña Eutemia 
  6. La Carboncita 
  7. La Galería 
  8. El Carruaje 
  9. Castas y Tal 
  10. La Campana 

The newspaper The Australian has its own unique list of paladares in Cuba.

Best newcomer -- Le Chansonnier
Best location -- Dona Eutimia
Best antiques -- San Cristobal
Best Florida vibe -- Cafe Laurent
Best pizza -- Piccolo
Most elegant interior -- La Esperanza
Best view --Vistamar
Best seafood -- El Templete

VisitCuba.com has their list of Top 10 New Private Restaurants in Havana as of November 2012.

1. Le Chansonier
2. Café Laurent
3. San Cristobal
4. Atelier
5. Dona Eutimia
6. La Carboncita
7. La Galeria
8. El Caruaje
9. Castas y Tal
10. La Compana

And Cuba Absolutely has by far the best list of Cuban restaurants in Havana.

But don't miss the best Havana pizza just outside the city in Cojimar.

Name

Location

Phone

Hours

Review

Amistad de Lanzarote Amistad No. 211 e/ Neptuno y San Miguel, Centro Habana 863-6172 12 pm a 12 am ok
Bellamar Virtudes No. 169, Cerca de Amistad, Centro Habana 12 pm a 10 pm
Dona Blanquita Paseo de Marti No. 158 e/ Colon y Refugio, Centro Habana 12 pm a 12 am
Dona Rosario San Lazaro No. 260, Centro Habana 12 pm a 12 am
El Rincon de Eleggua Aguacate No. 207 12 pm a 12 am
La Tasquita Jovellar  No. 160. Plaza Martires de 1868, Ctro Habana

879-8647

12 pm a 12 am
Las Delicias de Consulado Consulado No. 309, Centro Habana 9 am a 1 am 
Sagitario Virtudes No. 619 e/ Gervasio y Escobar, Centro Habana

878-3205

La Media Cubana San Ignacio No. 77 A e/ Orrely y Empedrado, Hab. Vieja

867-3852

12 pm a 12 am ok, call first
Sevilla Obispo No. 455 (altos) 12 pm a 12 am
Dona Julia Kohly No. 57 e/ 28 y 30, Nuevo Vedado
La Casa 30 No 865  e/ 26 y 41, Nuevo Vedado

881-7000

12 pm a 12 am

ok, good service

A mi Manera 35 No. 1810 e/ 20 y 41, Miramar
Calle Diez 10 e/ 3ra y 5ta No. 314, Miramar

209-6702

11 am a midnight closed for repairs
El Diluvio 72 e/ 17 y 19, Miramar

202-1531

12 pm a 12 am ok
El Laurel 5ta. Ave. No. 26002
El Palio  24 y 1ra, Miramar

202-9867

12 pm a 12 am ok
El Paraiso 22 No. 3110 e/ 31 A y 33, Miramar
Decameron Lineas Esquina Paseo, Vedado
La Cocina de Liliam 48 No. 1311 e/ 13 Y 15, Playa

209-6514

1 a 3 pm y 7 a 10 pm. Closed on Saturday
La Esperanza 16 No 105 e/ 1ra y 3ra, Miramar

202-4361

7pm-11:30 pm
La Familia 6 No. 302 esq a 3ra., Miramar
La Fontana 3ra esq a  46 No 305, Miramar

202-8337

12 pm a 12 am ok need reservations
Los Cactus de 33 Ave 33 No. 3405 e/ 34 y 36, Playa
Mi Jardin 5ta B No. 517 esq. A 66, Miramar

203-4627

12 pm a 12 am ok
Restaurante Ma My's 16 No. 708 e/ 7ma y 31, Miramar

203-6700

12 pm a 12 am ok
Vista Mar 1ra e/ 22 y 24 No. 2206, Miramar

203-8328

12 pm a 12 am ok
Amigos L No 452 Apto 2 e/ 25 y 27, Vedado
Aries Linea No. 456 e/ J y K, Vedado

832-4118

12pm a 12 am not to good
El Helecho  6 No. 203 e/ Linea y 11 closed
Escorpion 17 No. 105 e/  L y M 12 pm a 12 am
Gringo Viejo 21 No. 454 e/ E y F, Vedado

831-1946

832-6150

11am a 12 am 
Hueco de 23 23 No. 1414 e/ 20 y 22, Vedado
La Casa Colonial 11 No. 509 e/ D y E, Vedado
La Casa Sarrasua 25 No. 510 apto 1 e/ H e I, Vedado
La Chansonnier J e/ 15 y Linea No. 257, Vedado

832-1576

12 pm a 12 am
La Complaciente 15 No. 109 apto. 12 e/  L y M, Vedado
La Ultima Instancia D No. 557 e/ 23 y 25, Vedado 12 pm a 12 am
Las Tres Bs 21 e/ K y L, Vedado

832-9276

Los Amigos M No. 253 apto 2 e/ 19 y 21, Vedado 12 pm a 12 am
Los Helechos de Trinidad 25 No. 361 e/ K y L, Vedado 12 pm a 12 am
Los Tres Mosqueteros 23 No. 603 e E y F, Vedado

861-4734

11 am to 8 pm
Monopoly K No. 154 e/ 11 y 13, Vedado

832-2471

12 pm a 11 pm
Monguito L No. 408 e/ 23 y 25, Vedado
Nerei 19 e/  L y M No. 110, Vedado 12 pm a 12 am weekdays, 6 pm to midnight weekends
Restaurante Capitolio 13 No. 1159 e/ 16 y 18, Vedado.

833-4974

Yiyo's L No. 256 e/ 17 y 19 apto. 202, Vedado

832-8977

18 e/ 13 y 15
Torresson Malecon No. 27 (altos)

861-7476

12 pm a 12 am
MATANZAS
La Yumurina 83 No. 29202 esq a 292 12 a 8:30 pm
CIENFUEGOS
El Criollito 33 No. 5603 e/ 56 y 58 12 pm a 12 am

The New York Times writes an article about the thriving Paladar restaurant business in Cuba today and here is an update from paladar expert Ted Henken.

Read about the only paladar in Cuba exclusively featuring Indian food.

However, there is reality for most Cuban food patrons.

Testimonial

Fantastic list of paladares and restaurants in Havana.

Thank you. 

- Mariela Rodriguez - Miami

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