San Cristobal

$10 Deposit Required

  • TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5/5
  • Price Range: $$-$$$
  • Special Diets: Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
  • Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban

Address: Calle San Rafael #469 e/ Lealtad y Campanario, Centro Habana

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This paladar is named after its owner, chef and driving inspiration, Carlos Cristóbal Márquez Valdés. Cluttered and eclectic, this is a lived-in space on the bottom floor of an early 20th-century mansion. Piles of old books are stacked atop beautiful old furniture; black and white photos jostle for space with antique record covers and bullfighting posters, while a selection of clocks, religious artifacts and, even a full-size zebra pelt, add to the mix.
The food is Cuban-Creole: malanga, yucca, cerdo asado (roast pork), lobster, fresh fish, shrimp, and other traditional fares. The dessert menu is expansive, and the wine list is broad enough and reasonably priced.


Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music