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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 75
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  • 84
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  • 52
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  • 73
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Watch the show, skip the meal...

Went to see a show as a tour package with meals included. Show great, decor great, but meal average..maybe due to fact that they serve food to large groups at once,

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
kathyaliff
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went to see a show as a tour package with meals included. Show great, decor great, but meal average..maybe due to fact that they serve food to large groups at once,

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Fonthill, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My father and I were taken to this restaurant by our tour guide to Havana. We were taken here for lunch and told that this was an excellent restaurant and the guide hoped that it would meet our expectations. We were forewarned that if we ordered a pitcher of drinks that it would be expensive, which in retrospect I appreciate.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We fell for the "it's full but the owner have another restaurant' trap on our first night... And ended up here. The food isn't bad, but it isn't good either. And it is definitely not worth the price, you can get the same basic Cuban food for at least half the price and tastier in other places. Do your research... More 

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Went there for the show first, it was good. Then the next day and also our last day in Cuba the driver recommended us this place for lunch, saying that we'd leave with regret if we didn't eat there, that the food was really good. So there We were, being treated as fools. The waitress ordered everything, we didn't, sugarcane... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We came for an early dinner/late lunch, on the recommendation of our city guide (who admits to getting commission for the reference). Whilst the vibe is potentially great (if well breasted girls in short skirts are your thing), we found that they brought starters, without us having ordered it (and then we had to pay). Also, they doubled the coctail... More 

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Don't even try. We were brought there by a bicycle taxi, insisting that this is the place to go for good dinner. This is part of abuses of turists and foreigners in Cuba these days. We entered the place, the reception was just awful, you are treated brutally like chldren or like stupid tourists. After 10 minutes of patience we... More 

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Fort St. John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Our family had lunch in the restaurant; yes, it was expensive but worth every peso. Service was prompt and the wait staff were attentive, restaurant and bathroom were clean, and the food was fresh. We particularly enjoyed the fresh cane juice which the server recommended.

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We had a private tour thru Havana Journeys and Ricardo recommended we got for dinner and the show of the "Legendarios el Guajirito." Our guides took us by to pick up the tickets a couple of days before and we stayed for lunch. Lunch was quite lovely. You can't let the outside of the building throw you because it looks... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We love the drinks there, not cheap but good. Roomy, good service, AC!, well care place, washroom with TP. Mojitos not so recommendable here, but the one with sugar cane was great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This restaurant has great food and service people were nice and they served very quick we enjoyed the food and the drinks is was a great experience over all

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

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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: Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene

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