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La Cocina de Lilliam Restaurant

Calle 48 No. 1311 | Entre 13 y 15. Miramar, Playa., Havana, Cuba
53 7 209-6514
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Ranked #44 of 443 restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I’ve been coming back to this restaurant for the last 13 years and have to say they have not lost their excellency whatsoever, which I find remarkable especially considering the great difficulties having a private business implies in Cuba. The quality of the food is remarkably tasty, fresh, beautifully presented. The place is a joy to be in; dining tables... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The food is excellent and the place is unique; a house of the 50's remodeled with great taste in wood surrounded small and beatiful gardens. The only thing that was not that great was the attention, a little cold for site.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Superb and original food served in a garden setting to the gentle strains of popular piano music. Some way out of the old town you need a taxi to get there, needs a driver who knows the town and paladares well.

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Novato, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Second best by only a nose to Cafe Laurent. Wonderful atmosphere outside of downtown at a beautiful home with a garden. Dining in the garden in the evening air was refreshing. Food was fabulous and service was wonderful. Highly recommend the lamb.

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turkey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Everything from the food to the service to the ambiance Brilliant, had my best Lobster here. Prices are maybe a little bıt more than Paladors in Town, but well worth it.

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Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The paladar scene in Havana is burgeoning since the government has decided to allow private enterprise in the restaurant trade. Family homes are renovated to incorporate a restaurant. Cocina de Lilliam is situated in a beautiful old house with a fabulous garden retreat complete with a fish pond and Zen atmosphere. The menu is varied including lobster, shrimp, snapper baked... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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318 reviews 318 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Absolutely beautiful place for al fresco dining in the exclusive Miramar neighbourhood of Havana (a 15 CUC cab ride from Havana Vieja). Wonderful garden atmosphere. Everything our party of four sampled was just excellent. Some recommendations include their various cream soups, Ropa Vieja, octopus with black (ink) rice (just fabulous!), lobster. We all felt this was by far the best... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

having just returned from Havana I had to share this wonderful Paladar. Lilliam is only the chef/owner of such a restaurant (and the oldest paladar) in Havana. walking into the beautiful garden I knew I was in for a treat. we were a group of 24 at 3 tables. the food was served family style except for the appetizers and... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

My batting average is 50% when trying to get a table at La Cocina de Lilliam. Each of the times I couldn't get in, there was something going on during which the entire restaurant was taken over by one embassy or another. Half the time I've tried! I don't blame them. The food is extraordinary and the outdoor setting is... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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125 reviews 125 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

You really feel like you are a guest at Lilliam's house! The garden is full of small objects, plants and flowers and it is a really beautiful setting. The service was fine and the food was nothing extraordinary, and yet very home-y, which was good for what it is.

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