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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, 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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  • 36
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  • 18
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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
Brilliant cocktails

An apartment in the Havana suburbs. You've got to love eating in Havana. We were escorted in the 'customer' lift to the restaurant. A family apartment that had been gutted and turned into a restaurant. We had a table on the balcony and sipped one of the best cocktails I had in Havana as we waited... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

An apartment in the Havana suburbs. You've got to love eating in Havana. We were escorted in the 'customer' lift to the restaurant. A family apartment that had been gutted and turned into a restaurant. We had a table on the balcony and sipped one of the best cocktails I had in Havana as we waited for our delicious dinner.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Stopped by on a very hot day in July. The service is excellent and friendly and the menu is fantastic. Definitely put on list if you visit Havana!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The setting of this beautiful restaurant offers views of the sea and surrounding buildings so you can watch the sun set and watch life go by. The food is simply put fantastic, the drinks list very good and the wine list not bad at all. The chefs take a lot of pride in their work and the food is well... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Been to Cuba twice and love this restaurant, The outdoor terrace is great. The waiters have great attention to detail. Always great fish and chicken and appetizers. Great wine list. Will return when we get back to Cuba.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Until we ate here, food in Havana was terrible. Cafe Laurent gave us hope that good food exists in Cuba! Visited twice in 5 days - dinner and lunch. We had the croquettes, octopus carpaccio, seafood grill and fish. Everything was very tasty and best quality food we had in the country. Be advised that the portions here are very... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A hidden gem of a resturant, with no sign outside. On top of the building an excellent dining experience is waiting. Still has a little way to go to be perfect, but in Havana it's one of the best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

If I could give this place a ten out of five I would. We went fishing in the morning and came to this restaurant and asked the chef to cook our fish for us. Initally, he was like, " I want you to eat at my restuarant and eat my food" (meaning he wanted us to pay) which we told... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Cuba is not renowned for its cuisine but this palador was the nicest place we went to eat whilst in cuba. With lovely staff, setting and food I would recommend a visit. The hotel booked it for us and we were sitting on the balcony (the outlook is different!). Menu was varied and very tasty. Nice choice of wines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Excellent choice, tried few dishes and all were great, by international standards. View on the terrace is nice too, I would say a must for the experience. Walk down to Malecon is safe and nice to go for late evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Near the Hotel Nacional in downtown Havana, this is a rooftop paladar on an apartment building. The view can be nice depending on where you are seated, and the food was quite tasty.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Cafe Laurent, responded to this review

I would like to give you our gratitude for sharing your opinion. It's a pleasure to write you back, we hope you´ll visit our restaurant again and that next time you be so especial like the first. for us Is gladden that each customer leave satisfied and remember us like a beautiful experience 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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