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El Chanchullero de Tapas

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Teniente Rey, 457A bajos | Plaza El Cristo Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8610915
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Sun - Mon 13:00 - 00:00
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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Traditional Cuban food with European appeal ! Truly a Cuban experience and the price is right . I would say one of the most affordable places in Old Havana .

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Thank AnehC
Berg en Dal, The Netherlands
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended by a local. We had to wait in line for a table 45 minutes. No problem when the food is good. The waiter was impatient and grumpy. Every question was one to many. The food was good and not expensive. Nice place to sit, with a terrace on the roof.

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Zapresic, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was here with group of friends and we have wonderful time... especially on the second floor... great mohito... great food and tapas :)

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is very good. It was worth to wait about one hour. Lobster, chicken and appetizer .. all dishes are superb!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Chanchullero is the best bar in Havana, and i am sure that in whole Cuba there is no better place then Chancullero is. They have great food and strong cocktails. The bartenders and waiters are really friendly and happy people. Great atmosphere and nice music! This is my favorite place in Cuba!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As an American traveling to Cuba for the first time, I would recommend stopping by here for some drinks and snacks! Bar tenders where super friendly on the rooftop! I would try to stop by here during the day since it got super crowded. Great overall experience! :)

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chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent food and drinks at very low prices...the cocktails were fantastic and the standard of the food is very high and consistent...cocktails are $2cuc! food is also very reasonable. you can wait outside in line or go straight to the roof for cocktails and snacks but the line moves pretty fast or just get there early...there's a reason why it's... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first restaurant in Havana on our very first day and it didn't disappoint. The food was good and the mojitoes were very strong. The service was a slow tho, The couple sitting next to us left after a 45 minutes wait for the main course. Luckily we didn't have to wait too long for our food and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For starters I'd like to say that I wouldn't consider the food to be tapas. The items we ordered were entrée-size full plates of food. I had the grilled fish and my husband had the chicken with pineapple. Both were simple and excellent. We went for lunch at 2PM and had to wait in line for about 30 minutes. It's... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fellow trip-advisors just a heads up if you are looking to eat at this place you have to know that there will be a queue! But trust me it should be worth it in the end. As far as I know the place consists of three floors, the ground floor where the food gets prepared, the first floor and then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 00:00
Monday
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Teniente Rey, 457A bajos | Plaza El Cristo Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8610915

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?