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Don Lorenzo

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Acosia #260 A | e/ Habana y Compostela, Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were brought to this place on the first day we arrived by the maid of the apartment we were staying in. The prices were very expensive and the portion of food given very little, compared to all other restaurants("paladares") that we ate. Not only that, the food is not fresh, I got food poisoned that night. After exploring other... More 

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Thank Gypsyp19
New York City, New York
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525 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Yes I was taken here by a local and they get a kick back coupon but I didn't have the experience I read below. It is a very clean restaurant. Good mojitos and good food. It was not overpriced, A good experience

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Thank martynsnook
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Terrible. Terrible. Service: In the entire restaurant there was just us and one other couple. and it still took 1:30hr to get our food. Food: - Our appetizer had a plastic bottle cap cooked into it. We didn't make a fuss, just pushed it to the side. It was pretty obvious when she picked up the food, but she never... More 

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Thank Nolan R
Jersey, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We were approached by local on the street and taken to this paladar located on Acosta No 260-A. Cocktails and beers were served for 5CUC but food was very expensive, not worthy + 10% service charge! Please avoid this place!! It is massively overpriced!

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Thank DeLecq
Miramar, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Avoid this place! It was recommended by someone who was nothing but a mole for the restaurant. We ended up having THE worst experience in our 10 days in Cuba. We paid three times more for ropa vieja "the house specialty," than we did at any other restaurant during our stay. After our meal, when we questioned the price of... More 

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Thank Barb B
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

DO NOT EAT HERE - IT IS A TRAP!!! We got recommended this restaurant by our american car driver Alain (he drives a purple pontiac). He takes people here all the time and I reckon there is a kickback from the restaurant to him as an incentive. My dad had offered to buy him lunch. He said it was a... More 

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Thank IvyD-L
Finland
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83 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Don Lorenzo is a bit off the beaten track. It is in old Havana and only a short walk away from the tourist areas. We just happened to walk by and since we were thirsty and hungry we went in. The menu is so long that it is clear they don't have it all. The waitress gave us recommendations and... More 

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Thank SunseekerFinland
Hvidovre, Denmark
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Our Havanna based casa had recommended this restaurant to us. For a simple and poorly cooked paella, with few chunks of bad-quality chicken meat and totally lacking seafood, we were charged CUC 20, the equivalence of EUR 18. For two meals we paid CUC 40, with beer CUC 44. The chatty waiter put 10 pct tip on the bill, but... More 

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Thank Ronald B
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2015

My friends and I were in Havana for 3 days and we were looking for a typical cuban restaurant different from the one we had been the night before for dinner which was recommended by the rep, where the food was food for tourists and overpriced. We found by chance this nice restaurant on a terrace in the center of... More 

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Thank angelapuddu
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140 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

This is clearly a tourist trap. There are two types of menus at the checkout. I have seen this myself . the price you paid when you for example, on the advice of your casa going to eat there are three times as high. Our Casa Greenhouse us cheats here . Food is poor . And really terribly expensive .... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, Caribbean, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Acosia #260 A | e/ Habana y Compostela, Vieja, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana

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