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El Guajirito

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Zulueta #658 altos | e/ Gloria y Apodaca, Vieja, Havana, Cuba
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
the food at 15 euro

the food is a standard food, but the service is excellent . for fix price of 15 euro you received a good food but nothing of special. for Havana is a good solution and relatively not expensive

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The staff is not attentive they can't explained properly because maybe also its hard for them to communicate but though they should learn to speak english. The food was not so fab, nothing special even the drinks. We order mojito but it was only so so maybe we expect a lot also because we know that mojito is from there... More 

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Vancouver, B.C.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

El Guajirito is simply another run of the mill Havana restaurant serving up all of the local standards in a clean and pleasant atmosphere. That's where the mundane ends and the exceptional begins with the most outstanding and caring of service likely beyond any other establishment in Cuba!?!

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israele
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food is a standard food, but the service is excellent . for fix price of 15 euro you received a good food but nothing of special. for Havana is a good solution and relatively not expensive

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was just ok but we paid 80 cuc. We were only two and got charged 18 cuc for a guarapo pitcher. There are a lot of better places to eat! Avoid it!!

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Thank Pablo K
Eduardo B, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Guajirito, responded to this review

Dear Pablo K. Esteemed Sir; Many thanks for your opinion, for the opinions help us to improve our service. You have mentioned that our food is OK and that`s , together with a good service , our main goal. Have you any complaints of the service, the ambiance or anything else? Yet our prices are not low, we are one... More 

San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the night we arrived in Havana the restaurant we wanted to go to was completely full with a line out the door. the hustler for El Guajirito walked us to this restaurant. The food wasn't bad but it was not anything great. Probably the most mediocre of the standard Cuban fare we had in 2 weeks in Cuba. If you... More 

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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We bought the tickets which included the meal to watch what was called the Buena Vista Social Club but do not be fooled these are not the originals. The food was good and promptly served (set menu) and the music and ambiance was very enjoyable even if some were past the sell by date it was a fun evening enjoyed... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

By far the worst restaurant experience we had in two weeks in Cuba. Food was mediocre at best and badly (at least 50%) overpriced. Noisy -- could hardly hear oneself talk. Then, even worse, we were charged for items that were never ordered, and also not served things (e.g., salsas) that were indicated on the menu. Others in our party... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Tour guide took us there. Food and place was nice, but too expensive. We ordered a very small salad, some cuban fries (some banana fried or something), a meal with fish and rice / beans that we shared and two glasses of some juice. Total was 60 CAD. After eating, we were walking with the guide in La Habana and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It was the most terrible experience in Cuba. Our Havana day trip private guide took us here for lunch. They knew the owner here and their own lunch was also covered in this restaurant. The service was really bad and the food was extremely overpriced. For a pizza, it is 15 CUC and the taste is so so so bad.... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by local people and I really liked it. Very nice place, delicious local cuisine, fast service, polite waiters. I can recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Zulueta #658 altos | e/ Gloria y Apodaca, Vieja, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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