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Cafe Lamparilla

Lamparilla, 54 | entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“la parilla” (17 reviews)
“chef specials” (2 reviews)
“meatballs” (3 reviews)
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Cuban, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Lamparilla, 54 | entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was great and food was quite good. Price seemed reasonable. Best ropa vieja I ate in my entire trip (10 days). They prepare it with roasted red peppers mixed in, which I loved. I sat inside in the welcome air conditioning. I would definitely...More

Thank Cabledoc
Reviewed 3 October 2017

21 September 2017 about 4pm. I was in Cafe Lamparilla mainly because of the charming waiter who was standing in the street when I passed. Cuba can become aggravating when every 5 minutes you have someone trailing you and nagging you to buy this or...More

Thank Will H
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Not a huge selection to choose from, but this is Cuba, don't expect to much, they offer whats available. Ingredients made into a fine dish, good service, try the lemon drink, this is very refreshing.

Thank Johan W
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We ate here our first night in Havana after walking around and around looking for a good place. We sat outside in the cute area- bring mosquito repellant! Our waiter was super nice. The food is the usual rice and beans with choice of meat,...More

Thank Roaming R
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Our last night in this area of Havana and we just wanted something light, a glass of wine and some soothing music. Café Lamparilla delivered on all counts - a great bottle of chilled white wine, unobtrusive yet musically pleasing entertainment , a mixed grill...More

Thank Julieta E
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Having read other TP reviews I struggle to understand as I have to say our experience was very good , service ( mainly by one guy) was very good and attentive, reasonably priced food and tasted excellent too be honest . No problem with the...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Good restaurant with reasonable prices and generous portions. Situated in an alley in Old Havana, it's close to the action, but not in the middle of it. Pleasantly quiet. Friendly service. Can recommend the pork and shrimp dinners.

Thank alaskantravelnut
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We came here for dinner by mistake, we were actually looking for Lamparilla Tapas & Cervezas. To be honest the service started off really well, they didn't have the wine we originally ordered and said that the higher price bottle in their opinion wasn't worth...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Worst place we've been in 2 weeks in Cuba. The food was not good and served in small portions despite being as pricy as any place around. The service was horrible. We waited for 47 minutes for our food, which was the most basic cuban...More

1  Thank AntoineHague
Reviewed 19 March 2017

It looked so inviting! A terrace on the street just off Mercaderes, live music, completely packed. Stop for drink, if you are enchanted by the setting. But don't order food!!! To say that the service here was terrible would be a gross understatement. This was...More

1  Thank Tom M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamparilla, 54 | entre Mercaderes y San Ignacio, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 864-9580
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