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Doctor Cafe

#186 of 736 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle 28, between 1 & 3, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 2034718
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I lived in Havana well before the explosion in private restaurants, and this little gen tucked away on 28 was a favourite for Cubans and foreigners. I recently re-visited after almost 13 years, tired of all the reviews of 'amazing' new places to eat which frankly are oftentimes overpriced and tourist traps. As was always the case,Dr. Cafe did not... More 

Thank Margaret J
New York
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Recommended by our AirBNB host, we tried this place on night 4, and it was far better than any of the other "better" places that we tried. We even went on night 5. Excellent fresh food, grilled while you watch if you like, clean, and with a few drinks, around $30US pp. Fantastic grilled fish. Also, some fab deserts.

Thank kidinvs
1 review
Reviewed 8 January 2017

It's not that good, and they're ready to take advantage of tourists for all they're worth. Things seem to be changing very quickly in Cuba, with prices rising quickly as more and more tourists stream in. Some Cuban tourist establishments are taking advantage of this more than others and seeing how far they can raise their prices or what tactics... More 

Thank Sara F
Tinley Park, Illinois
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71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We were a bit worried when the original place that was recommended to is was closed for a private party so our driver recommended this place. The food was DELICIOUS!! There as four of us and we all loved our meals. The ambiance was cool and the waitstaff was very nice. We shared the last piece of the "houses" chocolate... More 

Thank Neeta2
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place by our hotel the Capri. 10 minute cab ride into the quiet Miramar residential area. Unassuming location. There is no menu but the waiter explains what's available. We chose starters, prawns, advocado etc very nice. Our main course ...delicious filet steak and lobster cooked to perfection on the BBQ. Followed by our favourite - Key... More 

Thank SuzyCD
Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a place to visit if you are in Havana. I would like to give a special thanks to the owner Miguel for the great service and amazing meal we had. The food is very tasty and the desserts are amazing. I would highly recommend a visit either for lunch or dinner.

1 Thank odette s
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The food was very good, but some employee was smoking in the air conditioner area, we are not smoking people and the odor was all over the place.

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Doctor Cafe is in the heart of Miramar on Calle 28 in between 1st and 3rd avenue. The location is very unassuming as it's in a very quiet residential street hidden away from the main avenues where the larger embassy buildings are. My wife and I went with a couple of friends who live in Miramar and were treated to... More 

Thank DrTL
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We visited in March 2104 at the halfway point of a varadero-havana-varadero vacation. About 8 cuc cab ride from the Hotel Nacional and well worth the visit. We had the concierge there call and get us a table, no problem. Nice fresh tomato/basil/cheese/balsamic reduction salad and bread. I had Venison, she had the Lobster. By far the best meal we... More 

Thank ian b
Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

this small hidden gem is one of my faves. BBQ steak is insane. The mashed malanga is the best in the city. Very small and worth the search.

Thank OldCubanCigarStuff

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Seafood, Barbecue
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 28, between 1 & 3, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 2034718

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