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Paladar Dona Carmela

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Near La Cabana's fort | Parque Histórico Militar Morro-Cabaña, Havana, Cuba
863 6048
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here because it is near El Morro Fort and heard the roast pork was good. Unfortunately, because this restaurant is near a tourist destination and caters to mostly tourist, I felt it did not try very hard to accommodate customers. We went for lunch. When we were ready to order, we discovered they were out of roast pork... More 

Thank Jodi F
Longmont, United States
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275 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Restaurant frequented by tour buses between visits to El Morro and El Criston. Did not have many of the items on the menu. Food was good, but probably overpriced. We paid 26 CUC for one lunch and a couple of beers. Nice setting and live music.

Thank Ronald L
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Good food, live music and great service! The location is fantastic and easy to get to. We had the fish and octopus, I would recommend those.

Thank AltairFLL
Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Paladar Dona Carmela offers extremely good service and is located near a tourist area. While the food is good, I found the prices extremely high compare to other palarades in the city.

Thank wam987
Milford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

On our way from visiting the El Cristo de la Habana and one of the fortresses, we were recommended to go to this restaurant by one of the taxi cab drivers that were parked in the area. We were in the area to go to the fortress to see the show at 9pm and we were starving! It has a... More 

Thank LA729
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Our guidebook suggested there were bars and restaurants within La Cabaña fortress but as we were about to enter we checked with the security guy at the entrance who said they were closed (which they were) and recommended Paladar Doña Carmela. Fantastic meal in a lovely setting with live music.

Thank mikebstravels
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

During a day trip to Havana, our tour guide brought us to Paladar Doña Carmela for an authentic Cuban lunch. My mom and I loved it! The food at our resort had been pretty underwhelming, so we weren't sure what to expect, but this was my favourite meal of our whole stay in Cuba. The portions are huge, so you... More 

Thank cavee
Toronto, Canada
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112 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We came upon this place by mistake one day while visiting the La Cabaña fortress located on eastern side of the harbor entrance in Havana, in other words, across the bay. We were looking for La Divina Pastora restaurant when we asked for directions and were pointed towards this restaurant instead. We arrived at the front door tired & hungry... More 

Thank Cubanoboy
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Outside of Havana city center, authentic and family owned. Great music and great service. Excellent food. We ate family style having fish, lobster, beef, pork chop, rabbit and of course beans and rice. Great atmosphere. We walked in (after a classic car ride :)) but get a reservation and ask for an outside table.

Thank Mark D
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Food is OK but overpriced, chicken 16CUC, Mohito 5CUC, Coffee 2CUC, you get the picture. Don't leave tip, it is included in price. We got re-routed from our cabby in going to this place. It was full of tourists and cabs outside bringing them. Service rude from our waitress was very rude. No Thank you. You can eat better and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Near La Cabana's fort | Parque Histórico Militar Morro-Cabaña, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 863 6048

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