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El Aljibe

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
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Calle 7ma | Miramar, Playa, Havana 10400, Cuba
5372044233
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11:59 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:59 - 23:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely lunch here. Chicken, rice and black beans, best we had in Havana. The place was packed and obviously a frequent stop for tours, that being said, the food was good but the service was typical of Cuba, which translates to nonexistent. We were on a private tour, however, it was very clear to us that the restaurant... More 

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Thank Jacqueline M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is I beleive a government owned restaurant in Cuba. Indoor & outdoor seating. Generous portions. Great neighborhood. Nothing too fancy. Not overly flavorful, but a good taste of Central american food.

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Thank caligurl0625
Knoxville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for lunch. It was recommended by my business contact. As soon as it opens at 11:00 it fills. The chicken with the orange sauce made it very moist and tasty. The order comes with a couple of sides. Unlike some touristy area in Havana, the staff were attentive and provided service with a smile.

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Thank Sam6959
Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food(lunch) was very good(chicken , rice and beans) & the service was excellent!! The place was very busy with other bus tours & cruise ships ---but still the service was great !!! hopefully everyone tipped the staff well!!! Lovely open air location .

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Thank CanadaDriverFemale
Havana, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Aljibe is definitely a must if you are in Havana. Take a tour in Playa and enjoy the architecture and then have your lunch at El Aljibe. Black beans, rice, and chicken! Perfect combination! The chicken recipe is a family secret and It has been passed from generations in generation

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Thank Yesmín D
St. Louis
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Cuba for the first time with a cultural tour group of 28. This place is for tour bus groups, but I don't mean that in a denigrating way. It's a large space (accommodating for tour groups), service was good and the chicken was brined in advance and roasted nicely. Nothing special for foodies but... More 

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Manhattan
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dont get too excited. The food in Cuba is a disaster.. This place is just average, which makes it delicious for Cuba.. So, this place is an all you can eat chicken place.. There is a story, the family ran a famous restaurant.. The revolution comes, they lose everything.. But, they keep their special recipe.. You get all you can... More 

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Thank NYBITECLUB
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117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to be staying in a casa nearby and walked over to El Ajibe on Friday night. There was a live band playing, they had all you can eat options and the service was perfection. We even bought some music from the band to support Cuban music! Great times, good eats in a covered but outdoor type setting. Definitely... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best meal I had in 10 days in Cuba. The food, service, and ambience were all top notch. If this were in Old Havana, it would be double the price with a line of tourists out the door. Delicious!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best food at the best price. $12/pp for all you can eat roasted chicken, rice and beans. We did not expect such quality food at this price. A definite must! I was with my husband and In-laws who were all born in Cuba and they agreed this was delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:59 - 23:00
Monday
11:59 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:59 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:59 - 23:00
Thursday
11:59 - 23:00
Friday
11:59 - 23:00
Saturday
11:59 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 7ma | Miramar, Playa, Havana 10400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 5372044233

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?