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“Absolutely Excellent”
Review of Al Carbon

Al Carbon
Ranked #111 of 858 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this restaurant by our host in Havana.
We had to cancel our initial reservation due to cocktails around the corner taking precedence but the staff handled this with exceptional good grace and humour. We promised to return when sober enough to appreciate the food.
We returned to a very warm welcome a few days later and the food and service was absolutely first rate.
Starters listed a meat pie. Well, being from Northern England, I couldn't resist that. When it arrived, I was mind blown. The only think better than a pie is a pastie, a proper D shaped pastie and this pastie was one of the best, certainly most deluxe, pastie I have ever had the pleasure of eating.
The main was equally fantastic, pork belly if I recall, and the service and ambience of this restaurant were equally fantastic.
If you can't get a reservation at La Guarida, Al Carbon certainly won't leave you feeling disappointed.

Thank Christopher H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most important dishes here are cooked "on the carbon" - which translates as charcoal - and they are delicious. But don't miss the ceviche, nor the arroz con pollo. The pork, while flavorful, was dry and tough.

Service was very friendly and prompt, even though our group consisted of 12 people. There is a full bar, and a wine list, but skip the wine and stick with the mojitos and beer! Quirky decorations, happy diners, good food, what's not to like?

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Thank nevertooold53
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food , a bit expensive , but overall the quality was good for the high price that you pay and the place is nicely decorated.

The service is to write another book aside. Low professionalism and far from the friendliness of Cuba Standards.

Thank Daniel S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Al Carbon upon recommendations from friends. Truly amazing carbon-grilled meat dishes. Don't order anything else, if you're not into meat then it's still good but they really specialize in steaks, lechon, lamb, etc. Really nice décor. High ceilings are nice, and it's dark and ambient at night in the right way. Centrally located if you're staying in Old Havana. A bit pricey, however, for students and/or backpackers like me. If I were a millionaire, would eat there every night!!

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Thank Isaac Y
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

A recommendation from our hotel concierge, he advised us that we would not be disappointed. We loved everything about the restaurant. The decor is eclectic and interesting, the ambiance is amazing, the food outstanding and the cocktails moorish. We had the fish ceviche and Caesar salad which were both delicious, and the portions very generous. The restaurant specialty is open flame grill, the recommendation for main is the suckling pig - we had the suckling pig and grilled fish. Both choices were Stunning, the flavors, the combinations and again the portions generous. The food is plated and presented beautifully. A great restaurant and a must whilst in Havana.

Thank Mlambros42
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