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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
11:59 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:59 - 23:00
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Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First of all Chicken use to be great in that place, for those who knew El Aljibe back in the days, due to a shortage of produce , specifically Lemon in Havana they making El Aljibe souce with sour orange, not the same thing Brother, big mistake, La Negra Tomasa in Sol , downtown Madrid, Spain knows what I am... More 

Thank IvanS10
Gatineau, Canada
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293 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour group came here for lunch for a typical Cuban meal. I was very impressed! The food was delicious! The roast chicken is fantastic! It is so tasty! The rice and black bean sauce were great too, as were the plantain chips and dessert. This was by far the best meal I had in Cuba! I would definitely come... More 

Thank Lynn B
San Salvador, El Salvador
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Need to order chicken aljibe, you get all you can eat chicken, rice, bean, vegetables, plantain and chips... Its a great place for big crowds. Good service and served fast

Thank Daytona1982
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Muchas gracias por su opinión!!! Realmente contamos con una gran cantidad de plazas y nuestro personal está perfectamente capacitado para... More 

Georgetown, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place is famous for roast chicken, so what else would you eat there . Service was good and the food as advertised ,

Thank neil f
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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383 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good options with food....indoor & outdoor seating...very good Cuban food,,typical Cuban cuisine....appears to be government owned...great place for a group meal

Thank hcohn31
Tallahassee, Florida
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is great, particularly the gravy. The service left a lot to be desired, but it didn't bother me so much since they leave a lot of food at your table to eat and share. We walked there from our Airbnb, and it's in a great neighborhood. But, the gravy. I could drink it. And I pretty much did... More 

Thank deneesie25
Nashville, Tennessee
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

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 

Thank Jacqueline M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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.

Thank caligurl0625
Knoxville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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.

Thank Sam6959
Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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 .

Thank CanadaDriverFemale

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$22
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Central American
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
11:59 - 23:00
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?