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California Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Cuban, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Located in the Vedado district of Havana two blocks from the Malecon and the Hotel Nacional. Enjoy music, mojitos and cuisine mixing the best of Cuba and California including our famous Cuban sandwich and vegetarian entrees!
US$7 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
American, Cuban, Bar
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best meals that we had in Havana. Unlike so many restaurants, the food was rich with flavour and the service was phenomenal. The daiquiris were fantastic as well!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HC266
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

While staying at the Hotel Nacional we walked by this small cafe one night and stopped in for a drink. The staff were so friendly we returned a couple of times for more drinks and some food. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank leachimooc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small but beautifully formed establishment. It was a short walk from our hotel. The food was good but the portions were not big and no veg! I’d advise having a starter to fill up. The dessert menu is a small choice. However we enjoyed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Garforthsoulmates
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was close to my rented apartment so I ate there twice and both times it was very very tasty. I had the same waiter both times and he was both kind and courteous and also very cute!😘 I had the pork fajitas both...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nsdapman
Reviewed 3 December 2018

A inviting place when you walk by but slow service inspite many staff drinks takes time and food ok Such a shame this could be something cool and nice but not friendly service and not flexibal when it comes to like make a small side...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mats-olov O
Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Strolled into this cool little place and got a table right away. Nice cheap food with some real Cuban flavours. Couldn’t decide so went with the fish and the pork and was not disappointed! Recommend 👍

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ajsorro
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

This is tucked away between two big hotels. We did not a large meal so we called in fir a snack. The food was so good we came again in the evening. The service was excepional. In the evening we were serenaded by local Cuban...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank antrrat
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Nice Chilled atmosphere, friendly staff with better english than mine. I tried the Lobster one night, and although it was nice and huge portions, it wasn't quite as soft and the sauce was quite as flavorfull as some brilliant thai food i've experienced, but still...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jono20001
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Great place and pretty cozy with friendly staff. Very close to Hotel Nacional De Cuba and Capri hotel. Great choice of veggie dishes and at reasonable place too. A must place to go and eat. It is tucked away in a quiet street. Thoroughly recommend...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hanumanchalis
Reviewed 12 November 2018

And they have veggie options which is a plus, on a quiet side street which is great for avoiding the smoke spewing buses and cars, a small band played just for us for 10 mins as we were the only people there. Good drinks and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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