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Vieja Habana

$$ - $$$
Latin, Bar, Central American, Caribbean, Spanish, Pub, Cuban, South American
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Avenida B & Calle 5, Panama City, Panama
+507 212-3873
10:00 - 02:00
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New York City, New York
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5,181 reviews
2,007 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 711 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

A quick little stop in Old Town, It is mostly locals, but it's a typical atmosphere for the area. The crowd was fun, and the drinks good. They serve food too

Thank Bernardo F
Austin, Texas
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Had a pitcher of sangria for $6. Enjoyed tapas. Specifically the chicken empanadas. Like fried cheese sticks with chicken inside and a great dip sauce. I hear they have salsa dancing on weekends but honestly it's too small and no air conditioning. But when visiting the area it was a nice pit stop.

Thank Terri11556
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Place was dead, overpriced and unoriginal in every way. Only stopped in to grab some Cuban food, but guess what? They don't have their own food, it's run up the street from Casa blanca. Lame. Don't waste your time or money.

Thank Abelonline
Panama City, Panama
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I love this place for a night cap after dining at one of the restaurants in Plaza Bolivar. If you have NEVER been to Cuba, Habana is exactly what you would imagine a Cuban bar would be like - Run down, a bit seedy and old (Wonderful). Try the 15 or 23 year old Ron Zacapa over ice - Guatemalan... More 

1 Thank Mark R
Zama, Japan
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Like the other reviewer I was shocked when my mojito, Blue Moon beer and Ginger Ale cost over $18. Having traveled Asia where I paid $2 for a mojito I did expect it to cost more, however, not comparable to US tourist town prices. The atmosphere is great, but shouldn't any good bar have a great atmosphere? The girl waiting... More 

Thank Carmen6809
Santiago, Chile
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Mojitos and ceviche...what more could you ask for? Yes, this place is pricier than some other options around, but you are paying for the cool, old-style atmosphere that is not as easy to find in Panama as it is in the real Havana! Check this place out!

Thank AlGriffin5255
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Went there on a night out with my sons. The place was recommended by a friend. Great Old Havana feeling. The tiles reminded me from when I was a child I used to hang out at a little factory, when I palyed hookey, and see how the artesans made these tiles. Will never forget. The mixed seviche was great and... More 

Thank Roy M
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

Another fine Bar opened and run by the brains behind, Cafe Havana in Cartagena and Habana Panama just around the corner. My wife and I stopped by here on our way to Cuba and what a great warm up this Bar proved to be. Would most definitely go back, in fact I will be back this summer.

Thank katweasel
Lone Tree, Colorado
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395 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

The place looks great and has free wi-fi………..BUT…...the drink prices are FRICKEN unbelieve! We have been traveling Central America for 2 months, so we know what drinks should cost. Because Casco Viejo is a touristy place and known for elevated prices, we expected to pay a little more. We asked the price of a gin & tonic, the server asked... More 

Thank AdventurousRetirees
Des Moines, Iowa
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705 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I happened to walk by right about the time I got hungry. With a name like 'Havana Club' what could go wrong? The bartender spoke English well enough. I ordered a beer and then some lunch. The food (ceviche) was fresh. While eating, it started to rain, so I had another beer and quickly made talk with fellow travelers who... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 50
Latin, Bar, Central American, Caribbean, Spanish, Pub, Cuban, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida B & Calle 5, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 212-3873
Es un bar estilo cubano ubicado en el Casco Antiguo, hermano menor de Cafe Habana en Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Guarda la magia de Cuba en cada rincon. Su musica, platos tipicos y arte provenientes de la isla, hipnotiza con encanto a todo aquel que la conoce.Todo tipo de cocteles se ha preparado cuidadosamente al igual que las letras de las canciones, que transmiten sensaciones indescriptibles como ver un atardecer en la isla, su olor a mar y a tierra. Todos los elementos de la Vieja Habana estan presentes: los cuadros pintados por artistas locales traen todo el son cubano y la musica vibrando en cada pincelada.Los platos tipicos cubanos enamoran el paladar y te trasladan sin saberlo a la Habana dejandote con las ganas de volver. Encontraras los mejores Puros Cubanos, la seleccion de rones mas completa de Panama, el son y el arte de aquellos que desde la isla aprecian el horizonte desde lejos.

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