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Cafe El Mercurio

Lamparilla No. 2 | B/Oficios and Avenida Del Puerto, Havana, Cuba, Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 7 8606168
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
“live music” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Latin, International, Cuban
$$ - $$$
Lamparilla No. 2 | B/Oficios and Avenida Del Puerto, Havana, Cuba, Havana 10100, Cuba
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to Cafe El Mercurio on a recommendation from our Lonely Planet book, and wish we'd gone elsewhere. We waited about an hour and a half for our food to come (much longer than any other restaurant we ate at), and when it did,...More

Thank teamcalloway
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a bus tour concluded at the cruise port near San Francisco Plaza, a group of us decided to catch an afternoon meal. With a little guidance, we settled upon the nearby Cafe El Mercurio at the Lonja del Comercio office building. We caught the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant in the heat of the day and enjoyed both the AC and the friendly service. Our food was good and reasonably priced considering it is in Havana Vieja.

Thank FlamingoHeights
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We didn't have a good sense of the city, where to go, what to do, where to eat. So we sat down at Café Mercurio in the Plaza San Francisco for a quick lunch and cerveza (beer!) and people watched. It's important to note that...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Friendly staff and nice setting outdoors (indoor available too) in the plaza. We were fortunate to be there both times in the mid afternoon for some live music too. As a bill example we each had cevices, shared the salmon pasta and also bought water...More

Thank Dani R
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had just coffees here. Beer was off in respect to Castro! It's located just across the road from the cruise port. Worth making a bee line to while you avoid the touts and get your bearings. Silver service. Coffee was excellent. Gives you time...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Was brought here for lunch by our walking tour guide Gio..looked like our group caught them by surprise...they moved some stuff around...most of the group was together but we were seated at a booth with 2 other people from our tour. Waiter brought out food...More

Thank evergrn76
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We ran into this little restaurant to shelter from the ridiculous rain and decided to stay for lunch. The sandwiches were great value, there was live music and a welcome escape from Hemmingway.

Thank SianMcGuinness
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Went for lunch as it was close to the end of our waling tour and looked ok. Lamb was on the menu but not available. Service a bit slow. A tourist group was rushed in and out whilst we were there. We have had much...More

Thank djpend
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Location is good, the rest is awful. There are so many great places to eat in old town Havana, this is not one of them. Our food was so bad, the chicken was burnt, the waitstaff didn't even both to ask why our plates weren't...More

Thank ontheroadsince73
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamparilla No. 2 | B/Oficios and Avenida Del Puerto, Havana, Cuba, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8606168
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Located facing the second old square in Havana, first floor at the beautiful Lonja del Comercio, the first modern business building in the city. Mediterranean ambiance, has a large experience in celebrations at Lonja del Comercio. From its different angles beautiful views of San Francisco square can be admired.
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