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Somos Cuba Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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US$6 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Cuban, Caribbean, Latin, Central American
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was a little gem we found in the heart of the old town, close to plaza vieja. The restaurant itself is very small but the decor is awesome. They’ve used so many random items to make the place really unique and it’s a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank eyetravel123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visiting from Puerto Rico and New York. Awesome place. Nothing fancy but totally cool. Food was excellent and cooked right at the moment one orders. Ran by a family. They are very friendly. Even the the gentleman who was the cook sat down with us...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JuanV649
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

So glad we were taken here (tricky to find but most paladars are) it was the best food we had the whole trip to Havana. Authentic, delicious food. Thank you Ivan!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank N8520ZYmariav
Reviewed 31 January 2019

If you are interested in a truly authentic dining experience in Havana you should definitely go here! You basically sit in someones kitchen and watch the owners cook. The walls are covered with memorabilias from the 70s/80s and all guests sits around two tables. Simple...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank leifsdotter99
Reviewed 20 January 2019

The interior of the building will not encourage you to enter. And the interior of the restaurant will make you think twice if it is safe to order food there. But, be brave and have trust :) They know what to do and you will...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JadwigaZytka
Reviewed 20 January 2019

Ivan created a wonderful eatery at his home. In Cuba, people are finding a way to share their culture while making modest financial advancement. Eating at a Paladar, a small home restaurant, is the best way to have real Cuban food and to support the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Travel821314
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner for four at Somos Cuba. Wonderful food, and Soo much fun to talk to Ivan as he prepared our dinner.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jim C
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

This was our favourite food experience on our trip. Ivan and his staff were a delight and they aim to please. Don't be turned off by the neighbourhood or decor. Ivan's cooking is magnificent. You will want to experience this authentic Cuban experience! Do yourself...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jamesbH737SY
Reviewed 31 December 2018

A gem in the heart of Old Havana. Don't get spoked by the entrance. The restaurant is on the upper floor. THE GOOD: the flavor! oh my God! it is delicious! one course only, one menu item with different meats or veggies. There is no...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank elviajeronopajero
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

This place is an absolute gem, hidden away in an atmospheric apartment in the heart of Havana Vieja. We arrived unannounced and the owners opened for us, making delicious cocktails and vegetarian food while we sat and chatted with them in their kitchen, which feels...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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dennis s
4 December 2018|
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Response from Karina J | Reviewed this property |
no you don't need a reservation, i don't think they are taking them ;-)
Nicky V
15 October 2018|
Response from TJK534 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not able to attach a map, but the restaurant is on the west side of San Ignacio, half way between Obrapia and Lamparilla, about 2 blocks west of the north end of Plaza de San Francisco (across the street from where the... More
Elizabeth M
8 April 2018|
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