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El Aljibe

Calle 7ma | Miramar, Playa, Havana 10400, Cuba
+53 7 2044233
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“black beans” (43 reviews)
“plantains” (17 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
$$ - $$$
Calle 7ma | Miramar, Playa, Havana 10400, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch at El Aljibe was our second lunch in Havana and we enjoyed it very much. It was very hot the day we were there and the restaurant does not have air conditioning. That said, we were most comfortable thanks to many fans, open walls...More

Thank Rebelliot
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to El Aljibe at least 25 times over the past 18 years! The secret family recipe sauce on the chicken is delicious. They even pour it over your rice if you ask! The service is friendly and efficient. The desserts are terrific....More

Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for lunch as part of a Havana City Tour, and it was absolutely amazing. It was enjoyable listening to the band as you waited for your food. You got one included beverage which could be beer, wine, or soda. The roasted chicken was...More

Thank work2travel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The special (rice, chicken, black beans and bananas) is one of the best meals I ever had! I don't like chicken but from this place - SOO YUMMY!!

Thank Katarina L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came in for dinner to try their popular roasted chicken. No disappointment here; it was delicious. And while it's nothing out of this world for those who love (and know their) roasted chicken, El Ajibe's house special is well-prepared, simple yet holds its own with...More

Thank wanderlustgeek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some may call it touristy but who cares when the food is so yummy. The chicken special is amazing as are the rice and beans and the servings are generous and it is all you can eat. Would definitely recommend.

Thank debrm3
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This may have been the place to go at one point, but now it's only good for big, bus tour groups. The roasted chicken with it's very mild citrus sauce, which the restaurant is known for, was unremarkable. The server plops down the rice, beans,...More

1  Thank Rasa B
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The title is a little misleading because all that's served here is chicken and, furthermore, it's only served as prepared one way. No dithering over a lengthy menu here! The chicken was very tender as if it had been prepared in a pressure cooker or...More

1  Thank dskid
Reviewed 25 April 2017

In Havana most common dish is chicken - so we think that this is best place for chicken in Havana. Atmosphere is cool, serving fast, meal was good

Thank Damir H
El Aljibe Resta... C, Gestora de Ventas at El Aljibe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017
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Muchas gracias por su opinión. Lo esperamos en otra ocasión.

Reviewed 25 April 2017

After all the touting of the chicken served here, it turned out to be quite ordinary and we had much more delicious chicken in so many Cuban restaurants. The restaurant is huge and works well for very large tour groups, which is how we ended...More

1  Thank Carolyn B
El Aljibe Resta... C, Gestora de Ventas at El Aljibe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017
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Agradecemos que haya compartido su experiencia con los demás viajeros. Su opinión la tendremos en cuenta para mejorar el servicio...More

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Where can I enjoy a cigar here?
10 February 2017|
Response from El Aljibe Resta... C | Property representative |
El Restaurante El Aljibe recrea un estilo campestre con techo de guano y áreas bien ventiladas. Por tal motivo Ud puede fumar donde desee, pero le sugiero el espacio que está a la derecha de la entrada al salón, frente al... More
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How much do drinks cost here?
9 February 2017|
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Response from El Aljibe Resta... C | Property representative |
Muchas gracias por interesarse en nuestro restaurante. Las cocteles están sobre la base de 2.50-3.00 CUC, las cervezas a 2.00 y 2.50 CUC (nacionales e importadas, respectivamente), los refrescos a 1.50 y 2.00 CUC... More
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Can I drink the mojitos there since they have ice in them without the water causing stomach issues? I know to drink bottled water but the ice in daiquiris and mojitos are a concern.
28 January 2017|
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Response from El Aljibe Resta... C | Property representative |
Como bien Ud dice, el agua no es problema porque es embotellada. En cuanto a los cocteles debo decirle que nunca se nos ha presentado situación desfavorable alguna al respecto. El restaurante se encuentra categorizado, para... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 22
Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Central American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 7ma | Miramar, Playa, Havana 10400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 2044233
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