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Don Cangrejo

#377 of 728 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Avenida 1ra, entre 16 y 18, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 2045002
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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357 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here for lunch on a Titan tour and was surprised that we were going to have a sea food salad followed by Lobster but the standard & quality of the food was very good. As there were 26 of us and other coach parties were also eating here I would have expected slow service but as Cuban standards... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

This restaurant was part of a bus tour to Havana. We found the facility to be clean and accommodating. The staff was attentive and courteous. The food was a taste of Cuba and if you are familiar with Cuban food the rice, beans and fish is quite good.

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Thank Sherkstondan
Orlando, FL
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Bad service. I understand this is the classical attention you get from a government owned restaurant.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

As with all Cuban restaurants that are not State run this place is hit or miss. What food they will have will be delicious but be prepared for "this is what we have" rather than a full menu. Having said that.....we lived down the street from Don Cangrejo for several years and it was a favorite place as we got... More 

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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158 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Don't go to Don Cangrejo for the food. I have eaten in the restaurant but the food was over-cooked, dry, and tasteless. Cubans mostly go for dancing and live bands on the weekends in the area between the restaurant and the ocean.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The second worst meal I had in Cuba. I'd read about this place in guide books and as the food in the hotel we were staying in for our two night stay in Havana was so awful on the first night, we decided to do our own thing on the second night to try and salvage the food experience. So,... More 

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Thank BB1975
New York City, New York
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137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Came here because a taxi driver took us here. Was one of the biggest outdoor spaces I scene in Havana Cuba as far as the party/ bar scene went. Had a bit of good music and also got to see a live band before. Don't know how the food was only came to party. Saturday night doesn't get popping till... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This place was very cool! We sat outside on the water, and there was live music playing that night. It was a nicer place, so I recommend dressing nicely, but overall, it was a very fun place! It wasn't terribly expensive either, which was a perk. A con would be that it was very very crowded though.

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Miami, Florida
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We selected stone crabs and the fish special. The stone crabs must have been frozen for several years. It was impossible to separate the meat from the claws. The fish was chewy and tasteless. The only bad meal in Havana.

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Thank Jorge D
Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

We were there for lunch and the place wasn't crowded at all. We sat in the restaurant on the second floor. It was nice, with sea view, but with closed windows and strong air condition - not what i prefer in a seaside restaurant. The service was quite slow, but the food was nice - tuna carpaccio and lobster (not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Seafood, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida 1ra, entre 16 y 18, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 2045002

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