China Town, Havana

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  • Entrance to China Town
    Entrance to China Town
    by russian_yaz
  • Kitschy Chinatown of Havana
    Kitschy Chinatown of Havana
    by swesn
  • Tong Po Laug
    Tong Po Laug
    by Havana2K3
  • Barrio Chino: Ignore the first couple restaurants

    by RufusPoofus Written May 26, 2012

    If you're entering Barrio Chino from the north side, ignore the first few restaurants with the hassle-heavy greeters who will shove their menus in your face; they are probably the worst two restaurants on the strip. My personal favorite is three or four restaurants down on the left. I can't remember its name, but it has a spacious outdoor seating area with red tablecloths. Solid food... almost good as the Chino food back home.

    As as for the IDIOT who commented on the place being "unsafe," keep in mind that she was raised in a cage in her grandmother's attic.

    Favorite Dish: Sweet and Sour chicken

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    China Town: China Town: wonderfull dishes and good atmosfere

    by russian_yaz Written Apr 6, 2005

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    China Town, every city has it´s onw. In havana is located on Centro Habana, near the Capitolio. The main things in china town is it´s restorants. There are plenty of them, almost all particulars. Something weird,here U´ll find the best italian food on Havana, funny isn´t? This is because cubans love pizzas, spaghettis and lasagna.

    There are the Mi Chin Tang (my prefered), Chan Li Po and Los 3 Chinitos. This 3 are specialized on italian food. In this places for less than 10 busck U´ll be completly full. The most expensive dishes, as usual, lobster and shrimps. Every restorant has it´s own dishes, so explored them to find the one U like the most.

    Favorite Dish: In Mi Chin Tang, the shrimps coctel and the Contadino Pizza. Is a pizza with jam of various kinds and mortadella....hmmm... my mouth melts thinking on that... :)

    Entrance to China Town

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    China Town: Semi- Scary but not so bad

    by larsy Written Feb 27, 2005

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    My graduate teachers who are well versed in Cuban food took us to a little restaurant on a second floor in China town, it was near the begining of my trip when I was not as secure in my safety in Cuba so I was kind of fearing for my life. If you are a person who feels safe in any surrounding Im sure you would not flinch in Chinatown at night if you are a cautious person I would reccomend avoiding the area. The food was good and cheap.

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    Chan lipo: great choice of food

    by florry Written Mar 1, 2004

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    it was a very busy restaurant and we had to wait a while. but it was worth it. i had fish, dont remember the name but it was lovely, lots to drink while waiting. great atmosphare lots of locals and it was cheap.

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    by swesn Written Feb 24, 2004

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    Maybe because I am Chinese, many Cubans kept asking me if I had visited Havana's Chinatown.

    OK, Chinatown of Havana is ONE street lined with restaurants, many of which are decorated with red lanterns, Oriental-looking designs on the houses, some splashes of Chinese scripts and Cubans dressed in Oriental outfits. Frankly, nothing to write home about.

    The food served hardly resembles Chinese food. Still, at some of the restaurants, you can find food costing between 20 to 70 Cuban Pesos (less than US$1 to more than US$3). Besides pure Cuban Peso places, these places are actually one of the CHEAPEST around Havana.

    The majority of these restaurants, especially those with fancier designs, charge in US dollars but are similarly priced. In fact, a few accept both US dollars or Cuban Pesos.

    Kitschy Chinatown of Havana

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    Tong Po Laug: The Lobster Tail looked great

    by Havana2K3 Written Jan 25, 2004

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    We never stepped inside but dined on the patio.
    Lunch for two with drinks was $8 US.
    The table next to us ordered the Lobster Tail it looked great $5 US.
    The patio was great for watching the street activity.

    Tong Po Laug

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  • In Chinatown their are many...

    by Fizzbot Written Aug 24, 2002

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    In Chinatown their are many reasonable priced restaurants where you can sit outside and peoplewatch. Note: If you can get your meals included with your room this is a bonus as there are not a lot of restaurants in old Havana. We walked around all morning looking for a place to eat breakfast but the hotels were the only places we could find.

    Favorite Dish: Grilled lobster $4.00 U.S.

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    Well lets go to China...

    by Darkwind Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Well lets go to China Town!!
    they use to call is La bodeguita del Barrio Chino,because U can write your name on the wall like in La bodeguita del Medio.
    And U can recognised it by the writting on the walls too.
    Just go for it!!

    Favorite Dish: Everything is great !!!
    I can't sugest U ona Menu because I had tried almoust everything and IT IS GREAT!!

    Well I don't eat read meat,but it looks ok too!

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    Still in China Town but a...

    by Darkwind Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Still in China Town but a block ahead.
    In Dragones st #355/357 betwen Manrriques and San Nicolas
    U will find the restourant 'Los Tres Chinitos'( The Three Little Chinices)a great Italian food chinice restaurant.YES BELIVE IT OR NOT ,IT IS AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN CHINA TOWN!!!!!!!
    Remember this is Cuba!!
    No words to ranck it!!

    Favorite Dish: Any kind of pasta or pizza U get there U will love it!!

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