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El Patio

Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8618504
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good39%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
3 weeks ago
“Great drinks, food? Not so much but great atmosphere!”
9 Apr 2017
“Great setting but food very basic.”
Restaurant Hours
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
$$ - $$$
Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course that assessment is heavily driven by the fact that you can sit and have a meal looking out on our favorite plaza in the city. But the food and service are excellent as well.

Thank Douglas_Dow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on the offline app reviews (internet is a gamble in Cuba so we reviewed where we could). We wanted a nice meal to end our trip. My friend had chicken which he said was good, not great. I had fish (menu...More

Thank mikity31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this place by chance. It was a beautiful place to take a break, have a cocktail and soak in the beauty of Havana. Daiquiris were the best I had in Havana. Live music was lovely and visited the tarot card readers afterwards....More

Thank J R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place for a lovely lunch except for the terrible service and the mediocre food. Usually the vibe makes up for bad food, but not this time. It seems that they don't like tourists. Not nice at all! So sad for such a pretty place.

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I have eaten there with groups many times because the atmosphere, especially out front, is so fun. Still the food is lacking in flavor or spices, as is sadly the case with many government run restaurants. Ask for sauteed onions or garlic to give things...More

Thank 6inbarca
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We spent almost 3 hours here waiting for someone, so I know it well. They divide the patio into "drinks only" and "diners". We opted for drinks only section on the patio. You have a nice view of the square and it's a fun place...More

Thank AStarToSteerHerBy
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This was the worst meal we had in Havana on so many levels.. From service, which was friendly by the way, to food, it was some god awful.. It's consistently shocking how bad the food is in Cuba.. Communism killed the entire food culture.. It's...More

Reviewed 24 February 2017

Stopped here for dinner one evening as our restaurant of choice was full. What a mistake! The food was absolutely dreadful. The beef was so tough it was inedible... we could not eat any of the meal apart from some bread and rice. The meat...More

Thank Shirley D
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Not a bad place to grab a drink in Plaza de la Catedral if looking to avoid the crowds at La Bodeguita or waiting for a table at Done Eutimia or El Rum Rum.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

El Patio had a very relaxing athmosphere specially the terrace facing the cathedral. It is a big pleasure there having a rest in the middle of a city tour, drinking Cuvan cervezas with delicious seafood, most dpecial with calamaris. Very very nice restaurant, a bit...More

Thank Engin D
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Ev M
Hi, I will be visiting the city through December. I was told that El Patio was great place to visit for NYE and I was hoping to get more information in regards to the special event that is being hosted there this year. Thank you.
13 August 2015|
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Buenos días: Quería saber si tienen una dirección de mail donde poder hacer una reserva desde Madrid, España, con tiempo suficiente para no quedarme sin conocer su restaurante, ya que estaré poco tiempo en la habana. Muchas gracias.
19 October 2016|
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Carla S
Buenas tardes: quisiera saber si aceptan pagos con tarjeta master card y a qué correo electrónico les puedo escribir para hacer preguntas sobre un grupo de personas que queremos ir a almorzar. Gracias, Carla
23 May 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle San Ignacio No. 54, | Plaza de la Catedral, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8618504
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