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Restaurante Cafe del Oriente

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Oficios # 112 | Esquina Amargura La Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 7 8606686
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10:00 - 23:30
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Cancun, Mexico
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

This restaurant is very old and decoration very well done incredible location with al fresco patio nice to go for a business meeting , decoration it very colonial something of another time but the food nothing special, some very high price for the quality they serve but the service and anbiance great the bar too

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María Elena M, Director Comercial at Restaurante Cafe del Oriente, responded to this review

Dear client, Thank you to share your comments about your visit to Cafe del Oriente. We appreciate very much your opinion to improve our services and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the next future. Please, contact you when you visit Havana. Greetings, M. E. Mazola Commercial Specialist More 

Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

We did not expect to see such a formal atmosphere in a state operated restaurant but were pleasantly surprised that the food and service was excellent. They have a more casual adjoining restaurant if you want something less formal. We dined next to the Ambassador of Slovakia who was entertaining a group of business folk upstairs. It was more casual... More 

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María Elena M, Director Comercial at Restaurante Cafe del Oriente, responded to this review

Dear client, We appreciate very much your comments about your visit to our restaurant and we are pleased to know you have had such a pleasant surprise in Havana. We hope to have the occasion to serve you in the next future, and to receive other opinions in order to improve our services. Best regards, M. E. Mazola Commercial Specialist More 

Palm Springs
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356 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

As part of our group visit, we were invited to this restaurant for our welcome to Havana dinner - and it did not disappoint. The setting is the beautiful St. Francisco Square basically the center of old town. What did I expect for my first taste of authentic Cuban food. Boy what a menu.. Cuban spices, Latin American influences and... More 

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Dubai
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

We had a great meal on our last night in Havana. Having driven across the country from Santiago De Cuba ..the food was excellent...the ceviche...octopus...sea beam with salmon stuffing was well prepared. Decent wine selection...Chilean Malbec was decent and VFM. Attentive staff. Formal but relaxed...meal for 5 cost CUC 165/- ...considering average meal for 5 on Obispo cost CUC 60/-... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

Slow service and very mediocre food in a wonderful setting. Fine if you are looking for a place with air conditioning for lunch as we were. Live music and white gloves service. Be prepared to wait. Took almost an hour to get our first course.

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Denver, Colorado
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347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

I ate here about a year ago with a large group (upstairs) and it was very good. Returned as a single in May 2015. It was not crowded at 19:30 and I was seated immediately (it did start to fill up about 20:00). I had only appetizers the first of which was a pumpkin and carrot soup which was delicious.... More 

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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

A bot too 'posh' inside for us but sitting outside with cocktails or wine is a delight. People watch as the sun goea down over one of the prettiest plazas in Havana. Excellent selection of cigars.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

The restaurant sits in the beautiful St Francisco Square in Old Havana overlooking the square and the magnificent Basilica Menor de San Francisco de Asis. We went in the evening with friends and sat upstairs. The staff, food and ambiance never fail to impress and with an expanding menu (Cuban, Latin American & Global cuisine) on every visit (this was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

The building in which the Cafe is housed is beautiful and very well restored. Our hotel concierge recomended us to ask for a table on the top floor, however the restaurant couldn't accommodate that as they said they had a large tour group booked, which was fine. We booked the ground floor instead. When we arrived, not only were there... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

Best fillet steak ever - tender, perfectly cooked for my taste and terrific value for money. Crepes suzette and baked alsaka flambeed at the table - de rigeur - whats not to love. Can't believe that the Oriente is not higher in the ratings table.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:30
Monday
10:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:30
Thursday
10:00 - 23:30
Friday
10:00 - 23:30
Saturday
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oficios # 112 | Esquina Amargura La Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8606686

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