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Calle Virtudes #169 | At the corner of Amistad, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

It was almost midnight and I had just checked in to my lousy hotel , the deauville. I was quite hungry after my trip and this was the only place I found open at that hour. I had eaten there about five years earlier and found the food bad , but my hunger got the better of me and I... More 

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35 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2015

DONT GO. RUN AWAY. This is not a restaurant, but an extorsion desk. This has been by very, very far the worst food experience in our 3 weeks trip to Cuba, and probably in the last 10 years. We ordered fish and pork, and we first saw our fish we thought they got wrong with the orders. But no -... More 

Thank Bruno972
san francisco
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

My friends and I walking through Havana old streets came across this little place Mielo was standing outside smiled and invited us in for a beer he was charming and we made arrangements to return the next day for lunch At 1pm. The next day I went back to tell him we would late one hour. No Problema, so the... More 

Thank daveigc
Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015

We followed the German Müller Guide (and TripAdvisor) to try this place and regretted it immediately as well as 1 day later. Our table was not very clean, however, the service friendly. After waiting a while, the served menu was of a horrible taste, sort of a smelly fish. Well, this may be a bit the way the Cubans cook... More 

Thank Rolf688
County Kerry, Ireland
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221 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Ate in this place off a Lonely Planet recommendation. Our first restaurant in Habana so we weren't fully sure what to expect on prices or service. Basically, don't go. The prices are extremely expensive for this type of food. Paladar is supposed to be a home-restaurant with very affordable prices for standard fair food. While the food was exactly what... More 

Thank msvalhalla
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

While the food at Bellomar is not impressive and is actually quite pricey compared to other paladars, the host's warmth made up for it. He was very friendly and even remembered us on our second visit. The popularity of this paladar may have to do with the fact there really isn't much around the neighbourhood; also it probably appears in... More 

Thank andrez
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2013

We followed our Time Out Havana guidebook's advice and landed at Bellomar for lunch. We were the only patrons there. The owner was quite friendly, so even though the 15CUC per meal seemed steep, we decided to give it a shot. It was the worst food we ate during week in Havana. The owner recommended we order the house special... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We found this little place in Lonely Planet and the comment was "great but why is it empty?" That was exactly our experience. We went back a second time with seasoned Cuba travellers and they said it was the best meal they had had. Everything is delicious, right down to the desserts. Had one of the best flans ever! Delightful... More 

Thank Lynne53
Rive-Sud de Montréal
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2011

Nous avons été plutôt déçus par le paladar Bellomar. Certes, la patronne est sympathique, la déco plutôt chouette et l’endroit ne manque pas d’ambiance. Toutefois, nous étions d’abord là pour manger! Nous n’avons pas apprécié le pain tranché, sec comme une biscotte… Et nous n’avons pas tellement aimé nos plats non plus. La viande de porc, hachée et servie dans... More 

Thank G F
London, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 June 2011

This is like the Hard Rock of Centro, mom-and-pop version. Honestly, we weren't really sure what to expect walking in here. We stayed in a casa around the corner, and always passed the friendly owners hanging out on their stoop. Once inside, we fought the urge to walk back out and settled into a table to take in all the... More 

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Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
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  • Address: Calle Virtudes #169 | At the corner of Amistad, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
It's small but useful to know if you're a tourist, listed in Lonely Planet and other sites, and clearly well-visited.



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