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Sociedad Cultural Asturiana

#200 of 736 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Paseo del Prado no309 altos Esquina Virtudes, Havana, Cuba
862 36 26
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Toronto, Canada
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115 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This restaurant is better known as 'Castropol' and it's run by the 'Sociedad Cultural Asturiana' because of the building's connection to an old Spanish Society that still has minimal control over a couple of locations in the city. Generally and consistently the food here and in another similarly controlled restaurant, La Terraza (on Prado), is very good for my tastes.... More 

Thank Cubanoboy
Guildford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very good lemonade but has the usual spirits and has a nice old world feel. Definitely worth a visit if in vicinity.

Thank hozing
Havana, Cuba
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I've been visiting this place with associates and friends, and every time I have the sensation that the service is not aware of the clients, you have to rise your voice to be attended because they are talking or texting. Food is good and fresh many times.

Thank Octavio D
Atlanta, Georgia
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The Sociedad Cultural Asturiano is not exactly a paladar but it's not state-run either. Apparently the social organizations of descendants from the Spanish provinces have the right to turn their facilities into paying restaurants. SCA is located right on the Malecon. Get one of the tables on the balcony so you can look out over the ocean and hear the... More 

Thank Jogger-FallsChurch
New York City, New York
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Good Spanish-not Cuban- food. good bar and great location on the Prado. Upstairs they have meeting and dining rooms for special events.

Thank steinski1
Genoa, Italy
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Fantastic venue and great service from all the staff. Very impressive particularly taking into account that service is NOT one the assets that Cuban venues have. However, everything here was great, from the food to the service, from the staff to the facilities. We enjoyed a lot and we do recommended it to all the travellers that come to Havana... More 

Thank Roytravelstheworld
José R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Sociedad Cultural Asturiana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recomendations. We really hope you comeback again to enjoy our services, and you will can go with a smile on your face. Thank you for sharing your experience. More 

newbury, berkshire
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143 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014

Just of Parque Central, 3 restaurants in one building. On the ground floor is the Italian restaurant La Xana, which we ate in many times. The food is easy and well presented - excellent salads, pizzas, pasta - the prices are very good and best of all the staff are helpful, friendly and happy to talk. We thoroughly enjoyed our... More 

Thank crookhamcommon
Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2012

I took a group of 37 people on an academic trip to Cuba, and I had to manage various tastes and food restrictions. To accomplish this and still manage to get memorable results, I had to work ahead of time to get the right menu, price, day, and time. The chef at La Terraza worked with us, and delivered. The... More 

Thank Alfonso C
Bucharest, Romania
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2012

La Teraza is the restaurant onthe last floor.Expensive and the service does not excell.There are 2 guitar players,who play very good.The young one is a gipsy looking called "Ruben".If aybody sees that scum, (at least), send me a picture of him, please! The restaurant at the first floor is by far the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank ovidiu m
Kent, UK
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2012

The people from Asturia seem to be responsible for a lot of very good things in Havana. I don't quite know what their relation is with Cuba but they deserve every support they can get. Check out their restaurants !

Thank pablo44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish, Cuban
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paseo del Prado no309 altos Esquina Virtudes, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 862 36 26

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