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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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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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
best paladar in havana

I took a large group to Cafe Laurent for dinner - the meals and service were fantastic. I recommend it very highly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Stuart D
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I took a large group to Cafe Laurent for dinner - the meals and service were fantastic. I recommend it very highly.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

18 of us had dinner at Café Laurent and every one totally enjoyed their meal. I was the only vegetarian and Laurent was more than happy to accommodate me with great appetizer and entrée.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Maybe our expectations, set by Tripadvisor reviews, were too high. After the trip in the rickety lift up, the verandah and views are lovely, and the cocktails excellent. The staff were friendly and helpful, too. But the food wasn't up the standard of most of the paladars we ate in around Cuba, and not at all memorable (due to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

A little hard to find. Make certain your taxi driver drops you directly in front or locals in the neighborhood will tell you that Cafe Laurent is closed and direct you to another restaurant. Alternatively you can walk to/from Hotel Nacional We arrived early (6 pm) and were able to choose where we wanted to sit - outside on the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Situated not far from the Hotel Nacional De Cuba above an apartment complex, not that easy to find but we did. Tapas lunch on the first day was good with views over the Malecon. Went on the second night in Havana, they were great and the food was good, wine was good, filled in there survey form at the end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We managed to get a seat at what was called the bar, but this was a bar on a balcony looking out to the ocean. Started with best mojito in Havana. Had good food throughout and was blessed with an amazing sunset . If your in the area give this lovely paladar a go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Our hotel (NH Capri) recommended this eatery as it was already fairly late once we checked in at the hotel. They called and made a booking for us and explained how to get there…very easy walking distance from the hotel. At first you don't quite realise there is a restaurant in the building as it is on the 5th floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A very clean & friendly place, with a nice view. We had the croquettes with a cabbage salad to start. The chef made a delicious spicy sauce for us. The fish is fresh & came with sautéed potatoes that were very tasty. One of my favorite places in Havana!

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Gracias por su comentario compartirdo con viajeros del mundo entero. Un gusto es recibirle en nuestra casa y esperamos verle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Our small tour group all commented positively on our lunch. The restaurant does not have an outside sign with the restaurant's name - to get around the 'sign tax' we were told... there is a sign giving hours of operation as a work around! Fish was good and so was the pork. We could see the focus was on customer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This place was recommended by a tour guide and by other travel websites and I'm glad I listened to them! Tremendous food, drinks were superb and the location of it just made it feel very Cuban to me, very authentic! The view from the balcony, was lucky enough to arrive and have a cocktail just before sunset, is sensational! I... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Laurent

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?