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El Gijones

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Prado #309, Esquina Virtudes | Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 5 8178778
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Description: Havana Gourmet restaurants offer various dining and cultural one of the...
Havana Gourmet restaurants offer various dining and cultural one of the main streets of Havana options. In our building resides the American club, and our restaurant has several shields to confirm their presence. The building is home par excellence of an Asturian community of 35,000 members, but also distinguished by cultivating the art of cooking with restaurants of different nature: Havana Gourmet, La Xana and La Terraza, specializing in Cuban fusion food, Italian and grilled respectively. Rice, lasagna and fresh pasta, havana assortment, the slices of lamb with mustard and honey, leg of lamb chops, the malangon shrimp and octopus carpaccio and fish are some of the recommendations often held for the authenticity of the recipes and spectacular preparation, but customers can find in letters a range of proposals.
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Last Night in Havana but not least

We were about to set off on our adventure through the Cuban countryside and so when we had this place recommended by our tour guide we went for it. The place hadn't long been open when we visited in September 2013 but looking at the subsequent reviews, it has obviously maintained its standards very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Mandy B
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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New York City, New York
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Food wasn't anything great. Pretty bland and expensive. The palace is nice but it wasn't one of my favorite locations

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Sociedad A, Gerente at El Gijones, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about our restaurant. We regret that you haven´t feel happy with our services on your last visit to us. We will continue working hard to make our customers feel satisfied. We don´t know exactly why do you think our restaurant is pretty bland. Although many clients think that our restaurant is very attractive. However, we... More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were about to set off on our adventure through the Cuban countryside and so when we had this place recommended by our tour guide we went for it. The place hadn't long been open when we visited in September 2013 but looking at the subsequent reviews, it has obviously maintained its standards very well. We werent able to review... More 

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Sociedad A, Gerente at El Gijones, responded to this review

Thank you very much por sharing your opinion on this site web. We are glad to kow you jave felt good with our services on our restaurant. We hope you departed comfortable and we would like yo comeback early to visit us.your visit has been a pleasure for everyone here. We really invite you again to our Terraza. Sincerely Manager... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I ate twice in El Gijones my last trip to Havana. I had dinner upstairs and lunch downstairs. Dinner was good and the breeze through the windows and view of the Prado through the balconies was charming. The decor is old Havana. Our waitress was a bit overwhelmed as it was her first night, but she was sweet and as... More 

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Sociedad A, Gerente at El Gijones, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment about our restaurants, and sharing the experience having dined at our restaurants with other people who visit this site web. We are proud to read your warm comments, and thank you very much for your recommendations. We also hope you visit us once time more, you are cordially welcome. For us it has... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

One of the best restaurants we went to in Havana. So cheap! Happy service and great food. Think I had Ropa Vieja! yum!

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Sociedad A, Gerente at El Gijones, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion. We are glad to see you experience, and we hope you visit us soon, and we will always have a good services with our clients, we are working very hard for make you feel good. Best regards Manager Asturian Federation More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The food was much better than in other restaurants on this price range. The italian in the bottom had a good food, upstears you can smoke and have local food.

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Sociedad A, Gerente at El Gijones, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion on this traveler´s network. We are happy to know you have felt good with our services, and really it´s true our restaurant is not the most expensive from havana, we work hardly everyday for you can feel good with our services, for that reason..we hope to see you very soon. Best regards... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Excellent restaurant, a little bit pricey for Cuba, similar prices like in Canada. The food is very well prepared. Actually you can see the kitchen from a bay view. We loved that restaurant. Waitresses are dressed a Mexican style and bread at the beginning is served in a sombrero with a dip. The menu has a great variety of choices... More 

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Sociedad A, Gerente at El Gijones, responded to this review

We welcome your reviews and esperamo if I can return to Cuba attend, I'm sure much better, please let transfer his opinion about us to your friends and acquaintances who visit Cuba. Our service is aimed at you Manager Asturian Federation More 

London
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Don't be put off by the view from the street level, the Restaurant upstairs is excellent (as most of the reviews) here say. The Prices for the Main Dishes are on the higher end for Cuba but then the portions are huge. We actually came back the next day for Lunch and had only starters which where quite cheap (3-5... More 

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Sociedad A, Gerente at El Gijones, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments in this travel network. For our team it's a pleasure to know that you felt comfortable in our restaurant, we hope we have met your expectations as customers, and we would like to return soon to our restaurant ... Best regards Manager Asturian Federation More 

Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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174 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Our tour group had our farewell dinner at El Gijones, located on the Prado. We were on the second floor with nice balcony views of the Prado boulevard. Our meal was predetermined but consisted of salad, rice, beans, pork and chicken. The meal was excellent. Don't know the price since it was included, but we also had an orchestra serenade... More 

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Sociedad A, Gerente at El Gijones, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments in this travel network. We feel very good knowing that you and your fellow travelers felt good in our restaurant: The Gijones. We hope you enjoyed every moment, and that your visit is repeated soon .. Best regards Manager Asturian Federation More 

Toronto, Canada
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132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had read all the great reviews about this restaurant and after searching for it, finally found it. The restaurant has 3 levels of dining as quoted by the staff, "1st floor - Italian, 2nd floor - Cuban, 3rd floor - grill". We ate on the second floor so that we could try Cuban food. I ordered the Ropa Vieja... More 

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Lyon, France
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We read some comments about this restaurant on tripadvisor and wanted to try it. We were really satisfied. We enjoyed the dishes a lot. It was the restaurant we enjoyed the most during our trip. Not easy to find so you should ask for indication.

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Address: Prado #309, Esquina Virtudes | Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
Phone Number: +53 5 8178778
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Caribbean, Fusion, Cuban

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prado #309, Esquina Virtudes | Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 5 8178778

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Fusion, Cuban

Description

Havana Gourmet restaurants offer various dining and cultural one of the main streets of Havana options. In our building resides the American club, and our restaurant has several shields to confirm their presence. The building is home par excellence of an Asturian community of 35,000 members, but also distinguished by cultivating the art of cooking with restaurants of different nature: Havana Gourmet, La Xana and La Terraza, specializing in Cuban fusion food, Italian and grilled respectively. Rice, lasagna and fresh pasta, havana assortment, the slices of lamb with mustard and honey, leg of lamb chops, the malangon shrimp and octopus carpaccio and fish are some of the recommendations often held for the authenticity of the recipes and spectacular preparation, but customers can find in letters a range of proposals.

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