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La Guarida

Concordia. No. 418 | Gervasio y Escobar, Havana 10700, Cuba
+53 7 8669047
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Ranked #33 of 456 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Cuisines: Cuban, International
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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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Sydney Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

To have a romantic dinner at a nice restaurant in Havana is not always possible:noise,poor variety or bad service is common,luckily things are slowly changing and little paladares are opening up everywhere,La Guarida is not a little restaurant,infact it could be found easily in a place like Montmartre in Paris,its chic nostalgic charm and good,well presented varied menu are the... More

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Grand Cayman
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The location and the building itself are amazing. The service is pretty decent and we enjoyed our meal very much. The food was great and very gourmet, very un-cuban, but not as good as some other meals we had that were a fraction of the price. Worth it though just for the location and the change of pace from other... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great place for diner, trendy restaurant and reservation needed - good food and nice wines choice too... still some rooms of the restaurant are for smoker - I do not smoke.. and at least they implement a 10% service charge making staff more attentif. We enjoy 3 diners there..

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Jerusalem, Israel
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This restaurant was initially created as a movie scene for Fresa y Chocolate. The atmosphere is very eclectic and surprising after climbing two sets of stairs to get there.. The food is very tasty, appealingly presented . Quite expensive but worth every penny!

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Longwood, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We absolutely love this restaurant. It was our second visit to Havana and we had to go back for the fish taco's! We could absolutely eat 5 orders of them alone! It is a very cozy and romantic restaurant with great drinks and food! The service is excellent and the ambiance is magical. Set in an old palace of sorts... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Some friends recommended this place and it was wonderful. We arrived somewhere between lunch and dinner so the place was more or less closed but the staff did serve us anyways and we where pretty happy! La Guardia is a restaurant located close to the Malecon and maybe 15 minutes walking distance from Old Town. The entrance doesn't seem very... More

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had dinner here after having drinks outside at Hotel Nacional. The experience was really wonderful. The building is beautiful in a distressed way and the staircase along is worth a trip. You then enter the restaurant on the top floor and are greeted by professional and friendly people. Our dinner was really wonderful...not too rushed....nicely prepared and presented and... More

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Luton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We ate at this La Guarida after researching it on the internet prior to our visit to Havana in August. It did not disappoint. The building looks quite dilapidated and the stairs are very windy but trust me when say it was worth the climb. The food was of a very high quality, tasty and the service was great. When... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Paladar La Guarida is placed on the 3rd floor of a beautiful old charming building in Centro, Havana The restaurant itself offers a very atmospheric decor and feeling -- every room was exceptional, incl. the bathroom. We were politely welcomed and placed at an amazing balcony table overlooking the road --- really lovely setting The dishes are gourmet and although... More

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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I will admit that I was a bit sceptical of this place, but it was a fantastic dinner experience. The pictures of the building don't do it justice. To get to the restaurant, you must walk up a grand old staircase and through a huge empty house, but once inside it is a very quaint and charming place. The food... More

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