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El Chanchullero de Tapas

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Teniente Rey, 457A bajos | Plaza El Cristo Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8610915
13:00 - 00:00
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163 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really good service, excellent by Havana standards. Good food. Ground and first floor menus extensive. Top floor has bar and tapas. Worth the wait in the queue.

Thank Mark P
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cannot deny this place does extremely cheap food and everything is nice. I just felt it was kind of average and nothing mind blowing. Maybe we ordered the wrong things? We waited in the queue for over an hour, which we didnt mind as we expected it. A few things we ordered were sold out and then what we... More 

Thank Katy E
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

be aware to wait long timefor this restaurants, food and especially dessert was great.small restaurant and demands are so high to get in

Thank Elif G
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent 3 days in Havana on our trip to cuba. We came upon this place by accident. Be prepared to wait because there are probably 15 tables total and there was a line out the door the whole time we were there. They have these delicious salad bowls that come with a ton of chicken, pork,... More 

Thank william p
Athlone, Ireland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The was by far the BEST meal we had in Cuba. Very reasonable prices for the quality and quantity of food we got. We waited an hour and a half but watching the food come out made us sure we had to stay to try it for ourselves! I would definitely recommend this place, the flan was delicious!

Thank Jenny L
Orlando, Florida
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580 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a long line from what I can tell most of the time. And be warned...not just for this place but all restaurants...confusion reins supreme. An orderly management of guests does not exist!!! Anyway, once we were inside and the staff stopped playing musical chairs with several diners, we ordered and got our meals. They were okay -... More 

Thank John D
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dishes in reasonable prices. Friendly staff. Lines outside make it clear that we were not the only ones to see it. Wish them great success.

Thank yula01
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is cool, hip, and has great food for great prices. We had several appetizers and all of them were great ( especially Frituras de Malanga ) My favourite main was Ropa vieja and the lamb. Their fish wasn't that good ( dry and not fresh). We came in twice in 3 days and this was my favourite place... More 

Thank katulienka
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food in Havana is not easy to find. I think whatever you try from the Chanchullero's menu will be a magnificent meal. I highly recommend it.

Thank Elizabeth R
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was packed every time we walked by. Awesome food, good value, and a cool 3 story patio. Probably the best and biggest lobster we saw in Cuba.

Thank rpombrio

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Teniente Rey, 457A bajos | Plaza El Cristo Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8610915

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