304 O'Reilly

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Location

Havana, Cuba

Address

O'Reilly #304 | Habana & Aguiar, Havana, Cuba

Telephone

+53 5 2644725 / +53 7 8630206

Email

oreilly304@gmail.com

More information

https://web.facebook.com/pages/Oreilly-304, https://foursquare.com/v/oreilly-304/

Prices

Meals CUC$8-13

Opening hours

12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Brothers José Carlos and Julio Imperatori co-own 304 O'Reilly, an art-inspired dining experience in Old Havana. José Carlos used to work at a government bar in Havana, but always dreamed of opening his own restaurant. As soon as the government passed the law allowing Cubans to own their own businesses, the brothers opened their doors. José Carlos focuses on the day-to-day management of the restaurant, while Julio is busy traveling the country, sourcing the best produce. It is this practice that makes 304 O'Reilly one of the finest restaurants in all of Havana. I enjoyed the ceviche de pescado, empanadas, and variety of gin cocktails on the menu. The atmosphere is fun and funky, and every woman receives a flower before leaving the building. All these components make 304 O'Reilly the perfect destination for a night out in Old Havana.

Thinking up the name (the restaurant's address) can't have taken much imagination, so it is perhaps a little ironic that O'Reilly 304 serves up some of the most imaginative cuisine in Havana. Exquisite seafood with crispy veg is presented on metal pans set into wooden trays, while the cocktails and tacos are fast becoming legendary.

This new place's small interior is cleverly laid out making the most of a mezzanine floor, while the walls are adorned with bold, edgy art – think nudes, screen prints and studies of fallen matadors.

Reviews by visitors

O’REILLY 304 AND EL DEL FRENTE: TWO NEW OLD HAVANA HOT SPOTS

If you are young and trendy these days (or, if you are like me, just trendy, sort of) your first Havana stop for mind altering cocktails and mouth watering food will most likely be either O’Reilly 304 or El Del Frente. Or possibly even the two of them in the same day!

Fortunately both are on the same street, O’Reilly, in Old Havana, which is named after an Irish-born military reformer and Inspector General of Infantry for the Spanish Empire in the 18th century, who had fought in Cuba. O’Reilly runs one block north of the main drag, Obispo, which itself is teeming with restaurants shops and bars.   Both restaurants are directly in front of one another hence the name El Del Frente meaning “the one in front”(of O’Reilly 304.)

“O’Reilly’s” as it is more commonly known, has become an overnight sensation leaving both La Bodeguita del Medio and La Floridita in its dust. Nestled in a relatively tiny space on Calle O’Reilly just above Aguiar, O’Reilly’s is a product of the Cuban government’s recent encouragement of private enterprise within certain sectors. O’Reilly’s co-founders (and brothers) José Carlos and Julio Imperatori jumped at the opportunity to open their own restaurant as soon as they could.

It quickly became popular beyond their wildest dreams forcing them to expand quickly. Fortuitously a flat was available across the street and up the stairs from O’Reilly’s, which was perfect for the required additional space.   Some may even prefer El Del Frente as its dining space is alittleroomier with higher ceilings plus a balcony overlooking the hustle and bustle of O’Reilly Street as well as a rooftop terrace which is the local hipster’s go-to hangout in the evenings. The menus at both locations are similar though I might be bold enough to suggest that somehow El Del Frente’s is slightly more sophisticated (have a look at the risotto de langosta being served at the next table.)

Both restaurants feature spectacular cocktails (fruit daiquiris reign supreme at El Del Frente bursting with enough fresh garnishes to put together a small salad) while Wilson at O’Reilly’s (probably Havana’s most famous bartender at the moment) will whip together mojitos and Bloody Caesars that will make your hair curl. (At the end of your meal ask him for a “Dun Dun” shot. This is sort of a modified dirty martini with a kick of Tabasco that will leave you wondering why you are suddenly crying?)

Both restaurants feature a variety of tacos (fish, pork or chicken) that are served up stuffed with fresh lettuce, onions, and tomatoes and sprinkled with herbs inside a perfect tortilla shell (3 for 8 CUC – all prices as of June 2016). O’Reilly’s tends to lean towards more of a pub menu (it bills itself as a “gin bar” after all) with offerings such as ceviche (5 CUC), croquetas- deep fried and crunchy risotto balls (3 CUC) to name but a few of its signature delights. El Del Frente, on the other hand, has a tantalizing array of fuller dishes such as some pasta choices (I would go for the “Meat Ball Spaguetti Tony Soprano” for 11 CUCs on name alone), “Langosta Grillé” at 13 CUCs or the “Filete Chateaubriand” for 18 CUCs. The two restaurants also feature a collection of local art making the ambiance most creative and warm. O’Reilly’s layout features a ceramic decorated bar manned by the aforementioned Wilson as well as a few tables on the main floor while the upper mezzanine clusters several more tables in a rather claustrophobic atmosphere under a low ceiling.

While O’Reilly’s is the more famous of the two, El del Frente wins out for those craving a little more elbow and headroom. Nonetheless, both are absolutely a blast to visit and staffed by a friendly, multilingual, young team who are constantly hugging, back slapping or smooching each other making you feel as if you just dropped into Havana’s coolest house party. But fear not, if you ever over stay your welcome at one you can simply stumble across the street to the other! Either way, you will be returning multiple times to eat, drink or both, during your visit to Cuba, that’s for certain!   O’Reilly 304, 304 O’Reilly (between Habana and Aguiar) Tel: +53 52 644725   El Del Frente , 303 O’Reilly (upstairs through the white door) (between Habana and Aguiar) Tel. + 53 78 630206   Both open noon to midnight.

~ajtwits

Situated in old Havana at 304 O’reilly (naturally) this place is a gem. Their cocktail making is an art in and of itself, so if you can get a seat at the bar it’s worth watching these barman ply their craft. The food was awesome considering the limited amount of produce they have to work with. Can’t get potatoes? No problem, have fried green banana chips with garlic oil. YUM! The staff were friendly and happy which was not that common in a lot of places we visited. My favourite cocktail ended up being the Bloody Mary Cesar Premium, whose ingredients included coriander leaves, bell peppers, and fried octopus! Sounds weird but it was awesome. The mason jar receptacle also was frosted with a mixture of salt and a type of pepper. Everything we ate their was a winner and we visited at least 4 times in our short 5 day stay.

~jimstewart

Walking into 304 O’Reilly from the humid, congested streets of Old Havana is more of an escape than an entrance.  Good air-conditioning, early Golden Project played softly over a Bose sound system, and a cocktail menu that goes way beyond daiquiris and mojitos are all reminders that Cuba is quickly developing a diversified social scene. 

The street’s Anglo name itself is a stand out in the once-Spanish colonial city of Old Havana.  The anomaly is thanks to Alejandro O’Reilly, an Irish mercenary who led the Spanish in reoccupying the city after it was held by the British for a short while in 1763.  Leave it to the Irish to never miss an opportunity to stick it to the Brits. 

Billed as a Gin Bar and Restaurant, 304 O’Reilly has been trying to stretch the imagination of Havana’s avant-garde food scene for the past year (their first major accomplishment was offering a menu that does not include rice and beans). 

Normally a hot cream of pumpkin soup isn’t a craving inspired by the violent Caribbean sun and humidity.  However, when served with fresh cilantro and Cuban blue cheese in a well climatized room you might find your taste buds are more welcoming to the idea. 

The “malangas empingadas” (literally: badass malangas) is an atypical preparation of a common Cuban tuber.  First boiled then sautéed and spiced up with paprika, they are finished off with a mixture of soy sauce/oyster sauce and topped with raw sliced onion and fresh chopped herbs.  Show most traditional Cuban cooks what these chefs have done with their malangas and they will come away baffled to the point of taking offense.

As if trying to channel a kinship with the fellow island nation of Japan, 304 O’Reilly has recently started incorporating some takes on dishes from the land of the rising sun.  Their Ta Taki Atun (grill seared tuna left raw in the interior) violates the long held (and usually overdone) Cuban custom of cooking meat thru and thru.

The “Sopa Fukuchima” is a perhaps less than politically correct name inspired by the ill-fated Fukushima Daiichi Japanese nuclear power plant disaster in 2011.  Using miso soup and fresh seaweed as the stock the chef at 304 O’Reilly has added peeled shrimp, chunks of red snapper, and crab claw with a soft-boiled egg floating in the middle of it all.  No sign of disaster here, just a light tasty soup.

The Japanese theme has extended into the cocktail selection.  For example, the Samurai Bloody Mary is served with plenty greenery and veggies around the rim plus a couple slices raw tuna in between the ice cubes.  For folks who like a less meaty drink the Kentucky Mojito pays homage to the newfound relations between Cuba and the United States by daring to make a mojito with Jack Daniels Whiskey from the American heartland. 

Being a gin bar there are a number of traditional and house cocktails that incorporate this underused spirit in otherwise rum soaked Cuba.  If any British are still sore about losing this prime piece of real estate to the Spanish and their Irish soldier of fortune at least they can mull it over with a properly made gin and tonic. 

While 304 O'Reilly might not feel like the tourist book Cuba, the trained eye will notice the portrait of the late Juan Formell of Los Van Van fame, an original film can from director Tomás Gutiérrez Alea's feature Memories of Underdevelopment; even rural Cuba gets a shout out with a wooden ox yolk (painted hot-pink) hanging above the door.  Even with demands to cater to a more international and globalized clientel Cuba will never give up on reminding you where you are.

304 O’Reilly is at the same address (between Habana and Aguiar streets in Old Havana).  Open from 12pm to 12am daily there is only seating for about 30 people so reservations are a must.  Call 5264 4725 or 5305 6150 to get a table.  Most weekend nights the party spills out into the street (you can order drinks from the sidewalk) if you want to show up on a whim. 

~sowa

This simple restaurant is probably the trendiest and hippest eatery in Cuba at the moment. It doesn’t have the fame of La Guarida, or the grandiose setting of Café del Oriente. But that is more than compensated with stylish, unassuming ambience, spectacular food and its sprawling cocktail menu. Wedged between two dilapidated buildings on O’Reilly street in Old Havana, it is a rising star of Havana’s culinary scene. Its dining room is always packed with a jovial buzz everyday from noon to night, attracting a steady and stylish crowd of Havana’s affluent hipsters and tourists.  Seafood here is fantastic and fresh. But its ceviche is the holy grail here, and we voted this as  best ceviche restaurant in Havana, tied with La Terraza. The dish is a real treat. Aside from seafood, its tacos are a big standout (although it’s fair to note that there are almost no Mexican restaurants on the map). Fillings include red peppers, onions, beef and cilantro, and (this being Cuba!) a delicious paste of black beans on the side. Guacamole is served only when avocados are in season. Also, don’t miss its mango daiquiri. In fact, any daiquiri here is top quality. They pack a punch, but are perfectly balanced mixtures of rum, fruit, and ice, smooth till the last drop. The only downside is for cigar choppers – as smoking is strictly prohibited here.

Address: O’Reilly 304, Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba

Tel: +53 7 8630206

Mobil: +53 5 2644725

Opening hours: noon till midnight

Price: Moderate

~lahab

O'Relly as many other streets of Old Havana, keeps a thousand tales and, for a while now, keeps as well a spot to make you feel at comfort. The best quality of food, the personalized service will make you come baack and back again. Right on 304, thisGin Bar will await you with its unique recipes, to be sided with a wide range of different cocktails.

~matt

Our tour guide recommended 304 Oreilly, and we spent two hours enjoying the youthful 'buzz', super cocktails and cheaply priced lobster

I would strongly recommend booking, as the place was rammed when we arrived, withseveral people turned away. The atmosphere was just like the 'cafe society' buzz you get in Spanish towns like Granada.

Service was great, and on the other side of the road, was another bar we would have tried, if we had the time.

This is a great part of town for evening atmosphere, and I can see it developing fast over the coming years

~david

My local guide recommended this restaurant to me and said it's probably the number two in Havana (number one being Habana 61). I went there at an early afternoon. Got a seat by the bar. Tried their water melon mojito and daily special tuna. Food was great and nicely presented. Staff very friendly and funny too. Met people from the states sitting beside me but they were not as lucky as me - their orders were mistaken and they were disappointed. Anyway, would recommend this restaurant to anyone wants good food in Havana. Will come back for a second visit for sure.

~charmaine

The mixed drinks here are unbelievable. You can tell they teach the bartenders how to excel at presentation and quality. The tapas here are excellent as well. The Octopus here is A+ and the tuna plate is wonderful. It's a very small place and they turned me away the 1st night I went without a reservation, but the next night I came back and it was well worth it. If in Havana you must go here.

~jimles

We had a great lunch in this wonderful atmosphere, ground and mezzanine with a greta buzz. Mojito was huge - so I had 2, best I had but there are a lot to try in this city. Tacos were very nice.

~ewan

This place was unreal. The address is 304 OReilly in the old part of town. A small but bustling gem. We ate there twice. The only restaurant where I ordered the same dish twice in the same sitting. Could be me but pumpkin soup with blue cheese and dill won me over. Loved this place so much. A total highlight of my trip. The new gastronomy in Havana is very much alive and well.

~mark

Excellent meal. Seafood was outstanding, from our octopus and ceviche starters, through the snapper I had as a main to my wives shrimp main.Friendly waiting staff. Cocktails lethal, but well made. As stated, in 10 days in Cuba, this was the best meal we ate. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anybody staying in Havana. Wife adds, the bathroom was also the best she found in all Havana!!!!

~phil

Looked this one up on TripAdvisor before our visit to Havana and were lucky enough to get a table without a booking but I would advise to book in advance as the restaurant is extremely busy little place.

We had a fantastic meal here and the cocktails are also something to behold. If you are visiting Havana this restaurant is a must in my opinion.

~wayne

The restaurant was recommended to us you need to make a reservation if possible. A tiny restaurant maybe 30 covers possibly slightly more than that. Mojitos to die for, traditional Cuban food, big portions, excellent staff and service. Would have no hesitation in recommending 304 an outstanding experience indulging in wonderful Cuban cuisine.

~anne

This was one of the best restaurants in Havana what we went to in Habana (we went twice). Great gin-based cocktails, and the food was amazing. It is a small spot so make sure you get reservations or show-up early. It's also located in the heart of Habana Vieja, so close to many other attractions.

~susane

304 O'Reilly was a great spot for lunch and afternoon drinks! We were generally disapointed by most of our dining experiences in Cuba - but this was one of the few exceptions. The staff was friendly, food tasty, and drinks were large and refreshing!

~ming

Located about 15 minutes walk from "Parque Central",(where old American cars are available for hire) in 304 O`Reilly St.

( There must be an Irish connection.!)

Modern bar/restaurant excellent food/drinks at reasonable prices with friendly and helpful staff. The premises is relatively small and music loud so not for everyone but great atmosphere if you are in to that kind of thing.!

~kevin

I've seen this place change over the last few years. It has grown more and more popular but hasn't lost it's charm. O'Reilly 304 is a seriously good spot for just a drink or a delicious meal too. Worth a visit when you're in Havana.

Service is generally good, drinks are great, food is great too and the vibe is always fun.

~taylor

Went with my family for lunch (6 ppl) without making any reservations, and we sat really quick which was good. All the food was excellent and the service as well, except for one thing, we asked for only glutenfree food and after the waitress recommended on the tacos we took them. Only after they were eaten a different waitress said that they contain gluten. Such a shame (for my stomach mostly) because of the English-Spanish difficulty.

~saplau

I went here twice last week, first time was to meet a friend so I set up camp and enjoyed one or two of their fantastic daiquiris as well as some croquetas. 

The second time I had the tacos. Have the tacos. They are possibly the best tacos I've had. The monitor was good but it's the tacos I would go back for. I am almost buying another flight to Cuba just for them.

~peter

Best food we had in Havana, actually our whole trip around Mexico and Cuba. And the cocktails are out of this world! You wont be disappointed, an awesome little place, go early to make sure you get a table. There is a 'sister' restaurant across the road that we also went to a different night as we couldnt get in to 304 for the second time, it had a roof top restaurant to match any of that in Melbourne!

~amanda

We celebrated a group tour final dinner. We had wonderful cocktails meticulously created, and delicious food for all. We had ceviche and spaghetti and it was devine. Music was a bit loud but that is the only bad thing I can say about this place. Service was wonderful and very attentive!

~jeam

304 is an interesting lively small restaurant. It has about 5/6 tables at ground level and another 5/6 tables at an upper mezzanine level. Space in it is tight, and it's noisy, especially if you have a few loud people near you! The empanadillas are excellent and the Cuba Libres also good. And it's all very good value.

~dublin

304 O'Reilly is a great discovery! It's a lovely homely bar in the old part of Havana with a nice relaxed atmosphere. But it's not very big so you probably need to book at night. Our guide Yosel brought us here for afternoon cocktails and this is a place where they create some weird and wonderful concoctions. I played it safe with a Strawberry Daiquiri, which was bigger than my head, even so it was highly enjoyable. We didn't try the food but it also looked fantastic. We could've easily spent a lot more time here and really should've gone back for diner. Ah well, maybe next time. A real Havana gem that's definitely worth a visit, make sure you drop in.

~lain

We had an excellent couple of meals at 304 O'Reilly. The restaurant is more modern than most, featuring tapas style dishes and very big cocktails but the food is beyond delicious. We enjoyed many plates of plantain chips drizzled with oil and shaved fresh garlic. The seafood was so fresh and even the chicken blew us away. It was my favorite restaurant in the whole trip and cannot wait to get back there again.

~lauren

Me and my friends are from NYC, Chicago and LA and all traveled to Cuba 2 weeks ago. We had such a hard time finding good quality food. We were told to come here by a local (this is usually a bad idea when taking food suggestions in Cuba) and then read the good reviews on TripAdvisor (which lead us to go lol). It's small, intimate but a very fun, vibrant, high in energy atmosphere. The food was so delicious, the drinks were amazing. This was the type of food we were hoping to have in Cuba! We had seafood, steak, and tried just about everything on the menu! Definitely a win!

~shirley

We were recommended to go by our local tour guide and holiday rep. It was great. We went for a drink one afternoon, great value for money the drinks were huge! We returned the following night for dinner and were not disappointed (booking recommended but they were great at seating walk ins). It is a small place with a brilliant atmosphere and the food quality was great. The staff were very accommodating too. If we go back to Havana we will go back to 304!

~jas

Situated in old Havana at 304 O’reilly (naturally) this place is a gem. Their cocktail making is an art in and of itself, so if you can get a seat at the bar it’s worth watching these barman ply their craft. The food was awesome considering the limited amount of produce they have to work with. Can’t get potatoes? No problem, have fried green banana chips with garlic oil. YUM! The staff were friendly and happy which was not that common in a lot of places we visited. My favourite cocktail ended up being the Bloody Mary Cesar Premium, whose ingredients included coriander leaves, bell peppers, and fried octopus! Sounds weird but it was awesome. The mason jar receptacle also was frosted with a mixture of salt and a type of pepper. Everything we ate their was a winner and we visited at least 4 times in our short 5 day stay.

~tommy

We almost missed this place! This place is very cozy and popular, it is recommended you book in advance, we didn't have a booking but they managed to squeeze us in on a Thursday evening. The tapas is great and big sized, about 4 dishes is enough for 2 people if you are going for the tapas. The drinks are also great and staff are extremely friendly. 

If you happen to pass by make sure to drop in for a meal, you won't regret it.

~sandra

We stopped off for a couple of cocktails after mistakenly going to a very similarly named pub which was no where near as nice. The bar work is artistry and we loved our melon mojito and passion fruit daquari were enormous and delicious.

We not going to eat but the food looked so good. The Cervice was amazing - so fresh and the empanadillas with marmalade were hot and tasty.

Staff were so lovely; we could have stayed all day!

~vida

Was told the food was good and that this was a nice place to go and have a drink, only thing was it looked like it was shut and must have walked past it twice lol. Once inside it was packed but managed to get a table upstairs it was a bit cramped but had a lively atmosphere. On a recommendation I ordered a mojito which was very strong indeed and really good lol. We looked at the menu but was in Spanish and choose not to order which is bad on our behalf because we should at least know some Spanish as travelling to a Spanish speaking country. But thought as it was quite a touristy place they would had a menu in English so ordered another few drinks and asked the table next to us what they had lol. We ended up ordering food as we had a bit of help from the next table seeing as the waiteres wasn't very helpful. The food was really nice, service was a bit slow but it was very busy and staff were fairly pleasant, would recommend this place definitely for drinks and food just hope they do something with the menu's otherwise learn Spanish lol.

~jey

We came across this little place one very hot afternoon in Havana. Popped our heads around the door and the place was packed, although it is tiny. The lady ushered us in and said there was room upstairs. We sat upstairs next to the kitchen which was not the best seat in the house, but hey ho. We had some delicious cocktails and debated whether to try their tapas. The table next to us got served some food and it looked tasty so ordered some bits and bobs. Glad we did as the food was yummy. 

All in all a great way to spend an hour or two when it gets tiring walking around Havana for a little pit stop. Staff friendly, food delicious and cocktails were great.

~christine

More like a western restaurant in the middle of Old Havana. The food was brilliant, especially the lobster, and the cocktails also were really good. We ordered cocktails while we waited outside for a table as it was so busy, but didn't get them until we were seated. A nice quaint place but the prices were very expensive for Havana!

~burgey

Such a lovely and lively atmosphere, the cocktails are so... good. They recommended us a few cocktails, and the owner came and sat with us to help us to order the food. Very helpful and the food was excellent, really enjoyed our meal. Thanks very much for looking after us vegetarians.

~geetar

We came here twice while staying in Havana and we felt quite sad we only discovered it so late! The cocktails are a must here! Tapas and cocktails I'd say! Amazing! The owner is super friendly and tries that everyone has the best service! Quirky setting, nicely decorated, good staff, good music! Would def recommend!

~amalia

We had dinner twice in this super nice place in Havana Vieja. They serves many tapas and some mains, as for example grilled fish, tuna tataki, chicken and tacos. Portions are ok, staff is friendly, but it can be very slow.

Cocktail are amazing, especially the pina colada. Prices ok for Havana, quite expensive for Cuba. Please consider to book if you want to have dinner there, place is small and can get crowded very fast.

~fasbel

By far the best bar and restaurant that we visited on a recent trip to Havana.

The staff (unlike many establishments in Cuba) are attentive, friendly and know how to hustle. They enthusiastically welcomed us back the second time we visited and we witnessed them having great rapport with all of the other customers. The music and atmosphere was great. Their English is very good also.

The drinks menu is fantastic, lots of varieties of inventive mojitos and gin and tonics (as well as many other cocktails). Each drink is made with extreme care and artistic flair- we enjoyed sitting at the bar and watching the bar men do their thing.

The food is fresh and much better quality than the majority of eating establishments in Havana. We particularly enjoyed the plantain with garlic bar snack and the tacos.

This bar is a must visit for anyone visiting Havana. Book ahead or be prepared to wait a bit for a table as it's quite small and very popular.

~kai

Visiting Havana we wanted to sample Cuban cuisine in a place where the locals hang out. 304 O'Reilly exceeded our expectations. The food was flavourful, we had the crab tacos washed down with a water melon mojito.

As for atmosphere, we ate downstairs and were completely absorbed by the lively, buzzing ambiance. This is a small restaurant and we booked through our hotel concierge, just as well as when we arrived we had the last available table. 

If you find yourself on a package holiday to Cuba, visiting Havana, forget the all inclusive for one night, this place will not disappoint.

~cindy

If you can make reservations, please do. This is a must when visiting Havana. Amazing Cuban fusion...much more than food...it's an indication of the artistry, the passion of the people & the drive for the future of Cuba. 

Some of the faves were the house salsa & plantains, the empanadillas (the sauce is amazing!), the tacos, the Pina coladas! The cocktails are WOW...just wow! 

The bar area upstairs gets packed quick & the area downstairs can be packed as well, but I guarantee if you can get seat anywhere you won't be disappointed!

~dessa

Here it is a year ago that we've visited O'Reilly's. It says we traveled there in Aug 2016 but the correct date is Aug of 2015. The place is very small and goes up up and up. High energy and good food selection! The drinks were tall and stiff. The service was a little slow but the restaurant was packed. The band played on the open stairwell and they were very good. We had a great time there.

~dwan

We had lunch here while in Havana. We arrived at 12 when the restaurant had just opened luckily so we managed to get a table in the very small restaurant. The frozen mango daiquiris came beautifully presented and were very tasty. The menus were in Spanish so we were not sure what we were ordering and the waitress was very friendly but it was difficult trying to ensure that we ordered vegetarian options for my mum. Luckily she had some malanga (yam) in a sauce she said was really nice. My brother and I had bread to start (it was warm and incredible!) and then chicken which came with a variety of vegetables; there was plantain, okra, chillies, pumpkin and so forth. It was tasty but needed some rice to supplement it. They had US radio on which meant it didn’t feel very Cuban but it was nice to experience something different after 4 days in Havana. I would recommend this place for lunch but would not choose it for dinner as we liked traditional Cuban evenings.

~rosie

Friendly but above all great cocktails and food. We ate here the first day of our 4 week trip and the last day. Nice start and finish. The cocktails are good and beautiful to watch. The food is not cuban so a nice change to all the Cuban food. MOre tapas style.

~bee

We all loved 304 OR and went twice , once for lunch and once for dinner once we worked out you need to book in advance 

Good value with great drinks and innovative tapas and main courses 

Specially recommend the empanadas and tacos but everything was good 

~mrfy

Our old car tour guide recommended this place as good for veggies plus the best mojito in Havana. He wasn't wrong. Incredible passion fruit cocktails were injured resulting in a much needed afternoon nap! Plus delicious veggie tacos. Recommend to book in advance as it's tiny and very popular!

~leslie

Very good carribean food, special location and very kind people working there. We travelled 15 days around Cuba and no doubt that this was the best one! Actually it is very hard to find good standard of food in Cuba. This restaurant is also a little more expensive than the average, but we are in Cuba and with just 50 cuc two people can really enjoy very special dishes.

~kiley

When you are in the old Havana and want to grab something near Obispo or if you want to visit a touristy but nice place , this is one of the choices , otherwise all this type of restaurants in Havana are very touristy but anyway even for locals this is a spot to go once in a while if the right conditions appear... so give it a try.

~esinka

I was visiting Havana Vieja on my own and wanted to try the much appreciated Cuban lobster. I went to this place based on the good trip advisors reviews. I got 8 terrific lobsters and tasty grilled vegetables for approx 15CUC. The place is cosy at least downstairs. No Cuban music, which is a pity as it could make the experience more authentic as it is the case in other places in Havana Vieja (this restaurant played Rihanna and J Biber). However, I would still go back without hesitation as the food was fantastic!

~ken

Fabulous cocktails at this small but characterful restaurant. Between us we tried a Margarita, Piña Colada and a mojito. All were a work of art, great tasting and good value

The food was okay. It's likely our expectations were a bit too high, the reviews on trip advisor from recent months being very good. We tried the tacos, ceviche and tuna tataki. Decent food but not exceptional.

Service was good on a hot and steamy August evening in Havana.

~chico

This is a great place to eat - one of the best in Havana. The place is small and there is a lot of noise - so do not go if that is a problem. I had the tuna - it was very good and the rest of the party did also enjoy there food and drinks a lot. This is not a typical Cuban restaurant, but more international cafe style - but that is only good.

~bertram

Seeing all the good reviews on trip advisor, we decided to visit 304 O'Reilly and honestly I couldn't believe the quality of the food - exceptional! We ordered a range of the tapas dishes and each one was sensational, really tasty and not what we expected from Cuban food. Also the drinks were fabulous, I enjoyed a gorgeous passionfruit daiquiri and a watermelon mojito and both were the best drinks I had in Cuba. Make sure you book ahead as it's only a very small restaurant but it's an absolute must visit, can't recommend enough!

~holly

Fair warning the street name is O'Reilly and there are a few Cafe O'Reilly's. So, make sure you are at 304 O'Reilly. I made the mistake on day one. This place is very small as is most restaurants in Havana. The food is wonderful. The taco's are a must try. 

If you are walking around Old Town and you have more than 2 people I would recommend that you walk by and make a reservation for later. They will reserve a table and a few $$ doesn't not hurt either. 

I am not a sweet drink person but I do love Mango. It seems they are known for their Mango Daiquiri's. You can order it, or you can order it "strong" meaning more alcohol. 

This was so wonderful, I could have sat there all day eating and drinking.

~reb

We really enjoyed a meal here on one of our first nights in Cuba. However, it was only after we'd spent 3 weeks travelling around the whole country (Trinidad, Camaguey, Bayamo, Santiago,Guantanamo, Baracoa) that we realised quite how exciting and innovative this restaurant is. While we loved Cuba, mealtimes were generally our least favourite part of the day and we began fantasising about our next visit to O'Reilly when we came back to Havana. The simple but delicious recipes, clever use of ingredients, service, interior, and tasty cocktails are streets ahead of what we found elsewhere. If Cuba is going to change, I hope O'Reillys is an indication of what the future holds! Make sure you reserve a table as they are busy.

~pippa