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El Polinesio

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Calle L e/ 23 y 25, Vedado
Havana, Cuba
Daily 12pm-12am
(53 7) 33-4011

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El Polinesio

5.3

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Everyone You
Decor 7.1
Drink Quality 3.2
Drink Selection 3.7
Food Quality 4.8
Food Selection 4.6
Mood 6.6
Music 2.6
Service 5.5
Tikiness 7
Tilt 8.3
Vibe 4.8

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Humuhumu’s description

This government-owned restaurant used to be a Trader Vic's
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Trader Vic's
Havana, Cuba
Bar & Restaurant
8
. It's located in the Tryp Habana Libre hotel, also known as the Cuba Libre Hotel. It's been reported that the decor is still in decent shape. Decor borrowed from the Havana Trader Vic's can be seen in the 1964 film "I Am Cuba."

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Mixommelier
Mixommelier has visited El Polinesio.
September 1, 2018, 4:26 PM
It was the Original Trader Vic’s from 1958. Big part it the decor is still there and in a very good condition! The rest is gone! Food is ok but not tiki at all. The tiki drinks where lost in time, but you have to visit because of the energy of the place! A piece of history! Drink a beer and enjoy the decor!
Mixommelier
Mixommelier has visited El Polinesio.
September 1, 2018, 4:26 PM
It was the Original Trader Vic’s from 1958. Big part it the decor is still there and in a very good condition! The rest is gone! Food is ok but not tiki at all. The tiki drinks where lost in time, but you have to visit because of the energy of the place! A piece of history! Drink a beer and enjoy the decor!
jonvon
jonvon has visited El Polinesio.
February 7, 2018, 3:36 PM
An interesting artifact, today trying to get by as a theme bar for people who know nothing about tiki. If you have high standards for drinks or décor you will be quite disappointed, but you should go anyway for the fun of being in a tiki bar in Cuba. Happy hour with a short list of non-tiki drinks at 1 CUC ends at 8 pm and everyone leaves. The dinners are OK. We did not try the appetizers. Tiki drinks for 3.50 CUC are much too sweet and suffer from poor ingredients and Havana Club rum. Football or MTV on the TV screens - ouch !
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