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La Barca

Avenida del Puerto | Ave del Puerto esq Ovispo, Havana 10400, Cuba
078663036
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Ranked #201 of 453 Restaurants in Havana
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Situada en los predios del antiguo Edificio Suarez de la Avenida del Puerto esq a Obispo, donde a principios del siglo XX radicaron varias entidades britanicas, se encuentra el Restaurante- Parrillada La Barca, inaugurado en el ano 2008 para compartir el espacio con su gemela El Templete. Goza de una ubicacion privilegiada a unos pasos de la Bahia de La Habana y con una brisa marina casi permanente hasta en los mas caniculares dias del verano caribeno. Entre sus virtudes sobresale un trato personalizado y gentil a cada cliente, parqueo exclusivo para vehiculos y dos reservados para quienes prefieran privacidad. Distingue su servicio la alta cocina cubana, de la cual se ofrece gran variedad de platos economicos que prestigian una carta menu para gustos diversos.Esa armonia de opciones permite a la clientela disfrutar de un menu especial y un entorno sumamente agradable, lo mismo en el patio entoldado, las terrazas o los reservados ademas de apreciar la destreza de los cocineros en la parrilla a traves un cristal nevado que grafica tales exquisiteces.
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was by far the worst meal we had in our whole two weeks in Cuba. The place was empty, which should have been a sign. The lobster carpaccio tasted rancid, the salad was the typical cabbage and tomatoes with oil and vinegar, and both of our mains (two shrimp dishses) were overly sweet, greasy and reminiscent of bad Chinese... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

First of all, I would like to say that the food quality and portions were not the problem during our visit. The primary problem was the service that we received. Our server did not come around at all after our food arrived, even with great effort to wave in an attempt to seek attention. The restaurant was not busy to... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Food was "OK". Service "acceptable". However, while we were eating, it started raining-and raining-and raining. All of s sudden, everyone started looking around-the sewers backed up. Needless to say, it kinda' ruined the evening-to say the least.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We had lunch at La Barca with a group of friends and enjoyed it. The shrimp soup was good. The swordfish that we had was the best fish I ever ate in Cuba. We were then served strawberry icecream which was also good, followed by coffee. The location is very good, both because it is right on the Malecon and... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Very pleasant ambiance.We had a seat away from the road in the resteraunt itself.The meat pealla was a good bet ,the wife had a steak which was very nice.Reasonably priced although they charged for bread.

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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Barca, responded to this review

Dear customer: We thank enough the rating given on the site about the restaurant. We are glad that you liked the place and have been satisfied, but we must clarify as hosts that policy direction of the house, the bread basket is priced supply. This procedure is approved by the management of the company. Thank you for your recommendation. More

Havana
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

La barca appears to have beef from Canada, atleast according to the signs on the wall. Both time we;ve eaten there we've had the Beef and it has been very good. If you are only visiting for a bit of time, try some of the other foods. The paella is very good as well, as is the pork and chicken.... More

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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Barca, responded to this review

Dear Customer: Our management team is pleased with the reviews that you post on the website TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure for us that you have been satisfied with our service and especially with our meat. We work to please tastes like yours and hope that whenever you visit our country again, taste meats and paella in our house. I... More

New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

simply the best restaurant we went to during our trip in Cuba. everything was perfect. service, food, atmosphere...

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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Barca, responded to this review

Dear Customer: We are glad that you consider La Barca as the best restaurant in Havana, which is an honor for us. We work to please customers like you and we are pleased to achieve such good results. We always hope that you choose to return to visit us. Thanks for positive comments posting on Tripadvisor web site More

Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

You can not think that you are going to go to Cuba and find a good Steak House, specially if you are used to the level of quality of these restaurant in the US and Canada. But at "La Barca" we found a nice surprise. The place is very nice and very well designed. Location, location , location....and the atmosphere... More

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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Barca, responded to this review
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Estimado Señor: Nuestro restaurante está muy complacido con sus excelentes opiniones publicadas en el sitio. Estamos trabajando en la perfecciión... More

prince edward county, ontario
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

My friends and I ate here on two occasions while in Havana. We sat on the lower level facing the water both times. We were pleasantly surprised with the food (I had the Spanish omlette- a bit salty but yummy and the beef kabobs). All 5 of us tried different things and each of us were happy and no one... More

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comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Barca, responded to this review
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Estimadas clientes: Las recordamos con mucho agrado después de inolvidable visita a nuestro restaurante. Nos complace que se hayan sentido... More

Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

My boyfriend got an awful and rough food poisoning after eating here! And it was our first day in Cuba. Location is cute, terrace as well but my suggestion is to check really carefully what you are eating! We had to suffer the consequances for 2 days- that's always such a pity on your drean holiday!

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