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Caribbean, Latin, Healthy, Cuban, Central American
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed February 19, 2024 via mobile

Live music just outside, and you can sit out there as well, but I love the coziness inside. Great food, always good. I’ve really only been there 5 times, but I’ll always make it a point to make reservations just to make sure I can...get a table. This last time, for dinner with family, it happened that it wasn’t crowded, but previously there always had been people waiting outside to get in. Also, this time, there were no people along the walk, trying to divert you to one of the other restaurants there along the way. Previously, some of them quite pressed you to change your mind and go to a different restaurant, which was a little irksome. My favorite dish there is fried pork chunks. Masas de Cerdo, or something close to it is the name. And their drinks are great. You can get tables near the bar and watch the drinks being made. My favorite restaurant in havana.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed February 8, 2024

We read good reviews of this restaurant so we made a reservation and decided to try it. It is centrally located in Havana near the Cathedral. My husband tried the lamb and found that there was a bit of lamb meat around a plate of...large bones. I had a pork dish and the meat was so dry and tough I could hardly chew it. We decided that the meal was not good value for the money and wouldn't recommend it.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 19, 2024 via mobile

The best meal I have had in any restaurant for quite some time. Tasty tostades to start and then mains of melt in the mouth pork and vieja ropa with beans and rice, with the house dessert to follow Friendly helpful service

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 6, 2024 via mobile

We visited here because my mother has been several times and really wanted to come again. It was fantastic!! Everything we had was very good, and the service was excellent. We were seated near the front door and could hear and see the band in...the plaza outside the restaurant. Unfortunately we were there at the end of the night so they had one small piece of flan left for the 5 of us to share. To be expected, and the food really was wonderful. We would definitely recommend this restaurant!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed January 4, 2024

Best restaurant in Old Havana!! We really enjoyed having dinner there two times, a lot of choices, our waiter Dayan was the best, very nice and attentive. The best guava and mamey ice cream, we had the lobster one day and it was delicious, the...pork was stunning too. The whole family enjoyed the dinner from appetizers to deserts. We will be back. Gracias for todo!!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 24, 2023

This restaurant was recommended by a local resident. I would be remiss not to share a comment he provided us. "Be careful not to fall for the scammers who will try to hustle you to their restaurant." This turned out to be very true. You...see, Dona Eutimia is located at the back end of a tiny street, and there are numerous other restaurants in the same alley with staff out front to try and lure you to their restaurant. These other establishments may very well offer good food as well, I don't know. But I do know they try aggressively to prevent you from getting back to Dona Eutimia! Dona Eutimia offers both indoor and outdoor seating. We opted for inside and were amused by the tiny spiral staircase leading us to the second floor. (We were astonished watching waitstaff speedily go up and down these stairs while carrying plates of food!!) Of all the restaurants we visited during this trip to Havana, this location had the best drinks, hands down. Most at our table had mojitos or caipirinhas, but I opted for a cubanita (not knowing what it was). Turns out it is a variation of a bloody Mary, using rum rather than vodka. It became my drink of choice throughout the rest of our visit to Havana, and no one made a better version of it than Dona Eutimia. Very spicy!! The service was wonderful, and the waitstaff were all very helpful and informative. I LOVE frituras de malanga, and theirs were outstanding. The honey dipping sauce wasn't needed, the fritters were delicious on their own! I also had the Nicoise Salad, which was a beautifully presented dish, and very tasty. Other dishes at our table included chicken and pork, and everyone was delighted with their selections. It was an extremely satisfying lunch, and the atmosphere of the restaurant was delightful. We were so pleased to have had Dona Eutimia recommended to us. We will most certainly return on our next visit to Havana.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed August 28, 2023 via mobile

Best food I had during my stay in cuba! It’s not very easy to find but worth it, suggested to us by a local. We attempted to go a second time but ran out of time.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 9, 2023 via mobile

My favorite restaurant in Habana and we ate there again! Everything is super scrumptious and beautifully presented. Service was again excellent as well. Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. Probably need a reservation though, as the word has been out for sometime now...and they’ve always been very busy when we’ve been there.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed July 12, 2023 via mobile

Recommended this little place by a local tour rep. It is located at the end of a small cul-de-sac along with a few other restaurants in the heart of the old town, the atmosphere is good. We (family of 4 Adults and a child) were...welcomed warmly by helpful staff who explained the menu and made recommendations for drinks and food. The food and drink were all of really good quality, prepared fresh and presented well. Our family favourites were the fish in garlic sauce and the ropa vieja (especially the black beans on the side). They were happy to accept US dollar to pay and have a fair exchange rate and fair prices. Our only regret is that our child was worn out from a combination of jet lag and walking around Havana in the heat and couldn’t stay longer. Thank you.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 25, 2023

At the suggestion of our Cuban friend, my girlfriend and I came to this restaurant for lunch. It served authentic Cuban food, drinks, and above all -- had great service. Given this, when he wanted to take us out for dinner later that day, we...told him we'd like to return to the same restaurant. The prices were reasonable, and we didn't want him to spend too much money on us. We were also surprised he'd never been to the restaurant and only knew of it via Trip Advisor. Unfortunately, it was a completely different experience when we returned for dinner. The staff was the same, and they were pleased to see me and my girlfriend again, but the moment they saw our Cuban friend, their expressions changed. We learned later they were not happy to have a local Cuban in their establishment. It was devastating for us to realize how the staff mistreated our friend. This was in stark contrast to a family of Cubans who sat at a table next to us. They were vacationing from Miami and very well treated since they were not locals. As a tourist, it makes me ill to see this type of classism. Without our friend, we would've never discovered this place, and to see him devalued as a human being in his own country was an eye-opener. Even though he said this type of behaviour is not new for him, we could not stop apologizing for our choice of restaurant. To the staff at Dona Eutimia: You have good food and a nice environment, but your treatment of our Cuban friend shows you do not value your own people, and this is NOT acceptable to us. Please do better.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed March 8, 2023 via mobile

A bit pricy for the quality of food that we got. The lobster was very dry and hard. Very nice black beans though. The waiter was not so friendly which gave us a bad impression.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 21, 2023 via mobile

I ordered the Ropa Vieja and it was very good. Food in Cuban restaurants can be ordinary but this was above average

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed October 24, 2022 via mobile

This lady is very famous. Be sure to ask for her and you will have a desserts as a compliments..only in your birthday of course.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022 via mobile

Dona Eutimia Is a very traditional and historic Place. Dishes are really tasty and well cooked and served. Ropa vieja Is One of the best in cuba but Also lobster Is really delicious Meat and fish are both valid alternatives with regular prices. Furthermore the...location Is in the hearth of Havana vieja with special local people singing and dancing in the streetMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022

Excellent food, attentive and friendly staff. We had great lemon chicken and fajitas. Choice of indoor or outdoor seating.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Tam S
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Response from jagdama | Reviewed this property |
Prices were very good... 20 CUC or less for a delicious meal...
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Find their mail on their tripadvisor page and write them; that will be my first option if not yet in Cuba where it's better not to trust phone reservations but go personally
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American dollars aren't popular in Cuba. You pay 10% extra costs when you change dollars. So better take other currency. In many hotels you can change, also at the bank. And of course at the airport, outside.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5