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La Guarida

Concordia. No. 418 | Gervasio y Escobar, Havana 10700, Cuba
+53 7 8669047
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Ranked #28 of 446 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Cuban
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: "It's the most famous of Havana's Paladares" New York Times, August 2002. "The greatest and most magical is La Guarida, so magical that it is temting to protect it by witholding its address" The Guardian, February 2001. "The city's best restaurant....La Guarida is the hardest table to reserve on the island this remains the hippest best restaurant in Havana" Cigar Aficionado, June 2001.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I love to eat a tasty meal. Travelling Cuba for a month I found that it was difficult to find delicate food. This place has it all; the food is amazing, the surroundings cozy and the staff very attentive. It is though quite expensive compared to cuban standard.

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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Dined here a deaux, we both enjoyed dinner. Had 3 courses, fish was excellent as was the dessert. Beautiful building and excellent service. By Cuban standards this is a 5 star paladar.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had read about the restaurant in a travel magazine and I am definitely happy I remembered the name and made the reservation. The food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere in the historic walls and streets of Havanna is unique. A must in Havanna!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife & I visited Havana at the end of June as part of a 2 week Cuban honeymoon. We were recommended La Guarida by my best man and we were not disappointed! Firstly, the entrance is classically Cuban - almost derelict but charming. On walking up to the restaurant on the 2nd floor - we were taken aback by... More

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Dublin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. The setting and atmosphere was fantastic and the food was delicious. It is a little more expensive than other restaurants in Havana but it was worth what we paid.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is the best restaurant in Havana by far. Situated in a delightfully old colonial style building with a magnificent marble stair case. You wonder where you are going as you climb to the third floor to find just a door. Inside is restaurant housed in several rooms surrounded by photographs of famous patrons and glimpses of when it was... More

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I keep going back in my mind to relive a one of a kind experience that tops any I have on memory. The property and architecture even in its current state was a sight of unimaginable beauty. The service was very friendly, and the meal was incredible. We ate at 5 star restaurants in the Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

La Guarida is located on a great location, the food is authentic and the atmosphere is amazing. It's THE restaurant you have to visit in Havana.

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Cashiers, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Probably one of Havana's best places to dine. Great views, great staff, should be 5 star in my opinion.

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Cartagena, Colombia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This restaurant is an incredible, place in havana, located in one of the old quarters, in an ancient building, that looks as if it would be torn down in the next few days (like most of the beautiful buildings in the city). However, after getting to the fourth floor through unpolished marble stairs, you can notice that 60 years ago,... More

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