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Paladar Los Mercaderes

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Calle Mercaderes #207 | e/ Lamparilla y Amargura, Havana, Cuba
(07) 8012437
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Carlstadt, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Overall, one of the best meals you can have in Old Havana. The service is excellent, and all of the servers speak English fairly well. This place is on the higher end in terms of quality and price, but we thought it was well worth it! We split the bread and dips for an appetizer, each had an order of... More 

Thank Tristan C
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ended up going here for dinner and it was excellent. They served traditional Cuban food with a great atmosphere.

Thank Suki f
Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I had the pleasure of having dinner at Paladar Los Mercaderes in Havana Vieja in March 2017. We 100 % recommend this restaurant to those visiting Havana. The restaurant owner spoke came to our table and told us how he raised his children in the home, which has now been converted into a full time family run... More 

Thank Barbara B
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful meal here. Great flavors, great environment. Would definitely go back. Set on a beautiful street with wonderful decor. We recommend the fish stew.

Thank Bill B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled on this place that happened to be on my list of places to visit. We were not disappointed. The service was very professional and the food was a great combination of traditional Cuban cuisine with a modern twist. There was a fantastic duo of musicians playing traditional Spanish guitar and flute. There are few tables in the balcony... More 

Thank Samantha E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Five friends had lunch there earlier this month and were so pleased. The food is farm to table, cooked to perfection, served with care in a delightful setting. No detail was over looked. Like many lovely Paladars in Cuba we had great music playing in the back ground. If you are in Havana this is a must place to visit.

Thank Sandra T
New Paltz, New York
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located on a quiet walking street in Old City Havana. It's a pioneer in farm-to-table in Cuba and many ingredients are sourced in the countryside which makes it different from other restaurants in Havana. The service is excellent. I've bee here four times and enjoyed it every time as did my guests. Reservations strongly suggested or you might he to... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our meal here - the food is good as is the service, and the atmosphere is lovely. I had the sesame crusted pork which was excellent - the best one of the three mains we ordered. Value was this restaurant's weakest point - we had other meals that were just as good and cost a lot less.

Thank vagabond_dreams
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the worse dinner we had in Havana. The food is very expensive and mediocre. The service is old fashion. Skip this place if you can. There are much better options around the area with cheaper, delicious food and a hip atmosphere.

Thank majahabana
Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A little hard to find, very small reservations probably a must due to size but the food was great. Located in heart of Old town

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$32
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Mercaderes #207 | e/ Lamparilla y Amargura, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: (07) 8012437
Our restaurant is located in the center of OLD HAVANA in a beautifully renovated colonial house built circa 1890.
It has 3 salons, each with unique decorations, fabulous furnishings and signature tiles. There are also frescos from 1905 on all of the walls which brings an added facet to the style of the restaurant.
Our beautiful interior hanging garden adds an enticing and pleasant ambience to your dining experience.
Please join us and enjoy fabulous food, friendly service, great beverages and all the best of old Havana.

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