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Bar Monserrate

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Monserrate No. 401 | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8609761
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Orlando, Florida
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We heard the song "Yesterday" - live and we left the bar across the street and came to this bar. The band is called Santiago de Cuba! Great energy, diverse cultures enjoying the bar/music/food. The food was great and inexpensive. We went back 2 days later and the band recognized us. They even allow the boyfriend to play the congas... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I go almost nightly, and sometimes during the day for a Mojito, food is OK and VERY CHEAP, a complete meal (fish, pork or beef) 5 or 6 CuC! Not the best in the world, but good enough. Drinks are a little high priced, but the atmosphere great. People watching is second to none at this spot, out the open... More 

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london
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314 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to spend an evening listening to live music, drinking beer and eating. We had the ropa vieja and realyy enjoyed it. The service was indifferent but don't let that put you off. A bustling place which was always full so table sharing was the norm so you may make new friends.

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Thank LondonNefertiti
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always have live music going and fair beer prices. Make sure you check your bill for extra beers :) They also have draught beer with is rare in Cuba.

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Thank Cedars1974
melbourne
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501 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled across this restaurant as all the other restaurants we went to ran out of food. The loud music lewered us here and we were very happy with it. The food was very good (comparing this to other Havana food) and the music was great. I would come back here again.

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Thank Luke K
Canada
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This bar is too close to Parque Central to need to rely on its culinary abilities. It also serves cold drinks, has friendly staff, a joyous live band, and is centrally located. We recommend it, but it won't be the best meal you have in Havana. Depending on how much drink and music you take in though, it could very... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We went here twice in the afternoon because of the music. We had some mojitos and beers but no food. I saw dishes people had and it looked ok for the price and for lunch but I think it was a bit loud place eating. Have a drink and enjoy the music.

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Long Beach, CA
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Monserrate used to be one of my favorite hangouts in Havana. Good bands, reasonably good food and domestic beer. No longer though. A lot of the food on the menu is "no longer available" and the only domestic beer was Cristal on tap so you never could be really sure what you were getting. This is all a ploy to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

First the Good. Lovely location and atmosphere. Live music and easy to real menu. Just a few doors away from Hemingway's famous La Floridita (home of the Daiquiri). Now for the pure awfulness of this place which made me decide never to return ever again - I had been forewarned of the different rip-off methods in this place so being... More 

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United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We visited here a couple of times for drinks and to enjoy the live traditional Cuban bands. Great atmosphere. Its popular and fills quickly the bar occupies the space of the lobbys famous Hotel Monserrat and I understand it was formed in 1994. Beautiful building. Great space to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city. We didnt eat here... 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
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Bar, Cuban, Caribbean
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monserrate No. 401 | La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8609761
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?