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La Imprenta

Calle Mercaderes No. 208, Havana, Cuba
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (28 reviews)
“prawns” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Calle Mercaderes No. 208, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate here our first night in Havana because it was close to our hotel and came back again at the end of our Cuban trip. The food was not exceptional but generally good and fresh. We also had friendly service. Interesting decor!

Thank catherine j
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us were on a Person to Person tour of Cuba and lunch at La Imprenta was our first meal in a government restaurant. It was blistering hot the day we were there and, even though we sat indoors, it was almost as hot...More

Thank Rebelliot
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here for a "snack" in the late afternoon. Live keyboard music played as we dined on tapas-fish fritters and cheese plate, gazpacho, beer and wine...relaxing and delicious!

Thank Babs U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tired of eating at paladares I gave this a shot. It is still cheap (I don't think my bill went up to $20 even with a couple of drinks and an appetizer. The food was actually good, I had some shrimps and the service ok...More

Thank elioboom
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This is a government operated restaurant, which means, you will be served by a public servent. The place is nicely set, great atmosphere, food is cheap (on average half of what is charged at private restaurants) but just ok, but the downside is the service....More

Thank Thomas E
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Best place we ate in Cuba, we came back after the first time because it was so good. The prices were great, three of us ate meals with drinks and desserts for under 40.

Thank Travis M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Agree with Renecc85. we went to this restaurant for dinner with 7 people and although the place looked nice from the outside the meal was the worst meal I had in Havana. The waiter was bullish in attitude (same person Renecc85 described I expect) we...More

1  Thank 776Michael1952
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Don't be fooled by this place. It's an overpriced tourist trap. The outside menu doesn't reflect what they offer inside. Once you sit, they'll push you to select the expensive "daily specials" which are as much as two or three times the price as anything...More

1  Thank Renecc85
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Came here for lunch a couple of weeks ago as part of a private tour (where lunch was included). The front part of the restaurant is nicely laid out and decorated, but, although we had already sat down, we were asked to move to the...More

Thank Sellest
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

My mom, grand-daughter, and I ate dinner here, and loved the atmosphere! Service was prompt and courteous; food was beautifully served and very good. I got chicken curry and enjoyed it very much!

Thank glong2027
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mercaderes No. 208, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 864-9581
  • E-mail
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