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Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil Teniente Rey, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8611637
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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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251 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thought the show was great although sound quality needed to be improved. Value very good. We skipped the meal as suggested by a well use guide book but the meal actually looked good. Would return although not quite as good as Buena Vista Social Club a great alternative

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Thank DrGordy
Swindon, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good food ( set menu) and excently entertained by the Robero Faz Cuban band , really had a great night , you need to book 50 cuc a head and pay 50% deposit but well worth it

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Thank David B
New York, New York, United States
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's start w the good points. Music & entertainment was great. The dancers were lively and got everyone out of their chairs joining in. It was a fun vibe. The waiters are nice. Music incredible. Performance was fun. Now the bad: Skip the food. Mojitos taste like toilet bowl water. The Salad Appetizer was wilted lettuce and tomato. Bread is... More 

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Thank Stephanie J
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a day time tour of 'Old Havana', came across this place and was advised to book, eat and see the live music - Roberto Faz and his band - Buena Vista Social music - fantastic music. However, you're crammed up against long tables of up to 20+ loud tourists, or put on a side table of (as we... More 

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Thank 4Noels
Sydney, Australia
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139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group purchased tickets for the night's show in the morning - $30 each which included 3 set cocktails. We had dinner elsewhere and arrived for the show at about 9.20pm. The show was great, great Cuban music with two dancers involving the audience. Very entertaining. The drinks were fine, three different cocktails which were delivered to the table during... More 

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Thank Karen C
Story, Wyoming
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch and drinks. It is on a corner, well lit with nice window light, spacious and clean. Has a beautiful old bar. Music was good, and there were two dancers there that I had seen at the Buena Vista Social Club, on male and one female. I got a beautiful photo of the female dancer, and wrote... More 

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Thank WalterKurtz286
Houston
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

A little pricey! Skip the food it was horrible, but the entertainment was wonderful. They do try to get the audience involved. A few people from the crowd did not know when to take their seats and almost ruined the show. They take dollars which worked out well for us!

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We visited the club for the Buena Vista Social Club entertainment show, arriving a little early was no problem and we were shown to a good table at the front of the room. Service was very friendly, the first cocktail was included in the entry price. Further drink prices were in line with main bars. The atmosphere was lively, the... More 

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1 Thank Di B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The music and dancing are great. But the folks taking the nonstop cell phone and ipad videos almost spoil it. Skip the dinner. The 2 drinks included- limited to the basics mohito, Cuba libre etc. are terrible. The only beer available is Cristal and its a struggle to get one. In the end everybody has a great time because of... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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355 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide tried on short notice to try to get us into one of the popular jazz clubs in Old Havana. Since many of the better ones required advance reservations, he was able to arrange for a table for ten, for drinks. We considered this a great treat since we were only responsible to buy two drinks and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mercaderes #531 | esquina Brasil Teniente Rey, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8611637

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?