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Cafe Laurent

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Calle M # 257. entre 19 y 21 (Penthouse) | Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
(537) 8312090
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Brand new restaurant , opened in February 2011. We were one of it's first...
Brand new restaurant , opened in February 2011. We were one of it's first customers. A 'Palador 'style restaurant located in a penthouse apartment of an of classic 1950's building; with magnificent views over the city and of the ocean. interior decor is modern1950's cool, creative, and artfully appointed. the food was excellent!!! One could could compare easily to a fine restaurant in Paris, NY or London. staff are young and attentive and gave great service.
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Good for:
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Private Dining

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  • 244
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  • 104
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Lovely Rooftop Restaurant

Christmas Day lunch was spent at this beautiful hidden gem in Havana; from the quirky old school lift to the amazing white decor this restaurant didn't fail to please us! The service was great, the food was excellent even though the weather wasn't at its best. I would recommend this to anyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Christmas Day lunch was spent at this beautiful hidden gem in Havana; from the quirky old school lift to the amazing white decor this restaurant didn't fail to please us! The service was great, the food was excellent even though the weather wasn't at its best. I would recommend this to anyone travelling to Havana to make sure you go... More 

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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We were taken to cafe Laurent as part of a tour and we were so pleased our guide introduced us to this excellent restaurant which we would have never found without the introduction. Food was excellent and there was no difficulty in dealing with my wife's gluten free/vegetarian diet. Beautiful roof top restaurant with excellent views.

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46 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Again we had booked. Again suspect its essential. We took a taxi (7 CUC from Old Havana). Lots of people around to escort you into the lift and up to the restaurant. Once again a busy restaurant. Can't recall what the wife had. I had the 'fish and chips' which was somewhat oily. Wouldn't have it again. But at least... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were a large group (16 people) on a busy night, so the service wasn't as good as it could have been, but the staff were really hopping the whole night! The food was excellent, and served with great style. The atmosphere was also very nice, despite it being a busy night. We ate indoors, but the small tables out... More 

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

While in Havana, Cuba, recently, we dined at Cafe Laurent. Not only was the food tasty, but the servers were very friendly. Our waitress, Janet, said that she loved Americans, and that her favorite clients were from the States. She made us feel very welcome on our night out without our tour group. I would highly recommend this restaurant for... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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108 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This rooftop restaurant is a great place for dinner with views of Havana Central. It is a little hard to find ( the sign is not really obvious at first) but a doorman is waiting to escort you to the elevator to the 5th floor. Reservations are a must here. Service and food was absolutely excellent. Meals were approx. 10-15... More 

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san francisco, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent Food and excellent service. The ambiance on the candle-lit porch 5 stories above the street with white curtains blowing in the Havana sea breeze was magical. At our table of 8 people we ordered every dish that they had on the menu. Each dish was delectable and beautifully presented. This restaurant could favorably compete in San Francisco. I had... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I ate here when I visited Havana in October 2014 and loved it so much I visited again this week! Both me and my boyfriend really enjoyed our food (ate so much we were full to burst) The restaurant always seems to be busy which I take to be a good sign so make sure you book. This is a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We spent two weeks in Cuba starting In Havana and ending in Santiago. Our favorite dinner was at Cafe Laurent, a Palader. Our fish dinner with vegetables was excellent and the service faultless. We made a reservation (a must) and requested the corner table on the terrace overlooking the street. The table covered with a white tablecloth and the setting... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Like a hidden gem. Lovely rooftop restaurant with white sheets and nice service. Very high quality food and tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle M # 257. entre 19 y 21 (Penthouse) | Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: (537) 8312090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Brand new restaurant , opened in February 2011. We were one of it's first customers. A 'Palador 'style restaurant located in a penthouse apartment of an of classic 1950's building; with magnificent views over the city and of the ocean. interior decor is modern1950's cool, creative, and artfully appointed. the food was excellent!!! One could could compare easily to a fine restaurant in Paris, NY or London. staff are young and attentive and gave great service.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?