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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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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
Good food, easy location

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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175 reviews 175 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Levanger, Norway
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The idea of three restaurants in one - pizza, cuban and BBQ - is good. But it doesn't quite fulfill. The food on the second floor (cuban) was just ok. A nice kitchen for cuban standard, but no applause. Good service, a nice place and a little view to the Prado if you choose the right table. Still worth a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Stay away from the ground floor restaurant. Try the second floor for better quality and good service, and by all means try La Terraza on the third floor. It is hard to give a review because it would be excellent for the third floor, good to very good for the second floor and pretty bad for the first floor, with... More 

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Restaurant Details

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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: 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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