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Cafe El Mercurio

Lamparilla No. 2 | B/Oficios and Avenida Del Puerto, Havana, Cuba, Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 7 8606168
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
29 Mar 2017
“Nice, relatively cheap, great location to people watch!”
6 Feb 2017
“Good value and atmosphere”
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Latin, International, Cuban
$$ - $$$
Lamparilla No. 2 | B/Oficios and Avenida Del Puerto, Havana, Cuba, Havana 10100, Cuba
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

We didn't have a good sense of the city, where to go, what to do, where to eat. So we sat down at Café Mercurio in the Plaza San Francisco for a quick lunch and cerveza (beer!) and people watched. It's important to note that...More

Thank ldfly
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Friendly staff and nice setting outdoors (indoor available too) in the plaza. We were fortunate to be there both times in the mid afternoon for some live music too. As a bill example we each had cevices, shared the salmon pasta and also bought water...More

Thank Dani R
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We had just coffees here. Beer was off in respect to Castro! It's located just across the road from the cruise port. Worth making a bee line to while you avoid the touts and get your bearings. Silver service. Coffee was excellent. Gives you time...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Was brought here for lunch by our walking tour guide Gio..looked like our group caught them by surprise...they moved some stuff around...most of the group was together but we were seated at a booth with 2 other people from our tour. Waiter brought out food...More

Thank evergrn76
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We ran into this little restaurant to shelter from the ridiculous rain and decided to stay for lunch. The sandwiches were great value, there was live music and a welcome escape from Hemmingway.

Thank SianMcGuinness
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Went for lunch as it was close to the end of our waling tour and looked ok. Lamb was on the menu but not available. Service a bit slow. A tourist group was rushed in and out whilst we were there. We have had much...More

Thank djpend
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Location is good, the rest is awful. There are so many great places to eat in old town Havana, this is not one of them. Our food was so bad, the chicken was burnt, the waitstaff didn't even both to ask why our plates weren't...More

Thank ontheroadsince73
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Cuba is different from a lot of places one might visit, so one might accept service that wouldn't be ok elsewhere. Even so, this place disappointed us. When we first sat down, noone came around to take orders. We therefore assumed we had to go...More

Thank Embe J
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We stopped for a drink and sat outside. We had a 10% discount card from our hotel. The drinks cost 7CUC but the bill came to 8CUC. We asked about the 10% discount and the waiter confiscated the card. We demanded it back and asked...More

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

1. After being seated it took half an hour for anyone to come and take our order. The restaurant was not busy 2. Once our order had finally been taken it took an hour and a half for our food to come out (were they...More

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María Elena M, Director Comercial at Cafe El Mercurio, responded to this review

Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms, We would like to obtain more details about your visit to the restaurant, in order to identify elements that probably caused your unfortunate experience and to improve our services and food quality. The date and any other detail will be very useful for...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 3 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamparilla No. 2 | B/Oficios and Avenida Del Puerto, Havana, Cuba, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8606168
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Located facing the second old square in Havana, first floor at the beautiful Lonja del Comercio, the first modern business building in the city. Mediterranean ambiance, has a large experience in celebrations at Lonja del Comercio. From its different angles beautiful views of San Francisco square can be admired.