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Cafe Laurent

Calle M # 257. entre 19 y 21 (Penthouse) | Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
(537) 8312090
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Ranked #22 of 454 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Scenic view
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 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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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This restaurant is located on the roof top - excellent views of Havana - it is also very near Hotel Nacional where the Cabaret Parisien takes place. Good place to eat before going to watch the Cabaret!! Excellent food including Vegetarian food - the chef went out of his way to make us a 'on the house' vegetarian dish -... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were so impressed, we went back again! Generous portions, beautifully cooked food, great flavours and a really nice atmosphere. The first time, we watched the sun setting over Hotel Nacional/the Malecon with a daiquiri before tucking into a lamb in red wine sauce / beef with garlic. The beef was so tender and the garlic oil was so tasty,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good location. Great food. Friendly staff. A bit pricey compared to other restaurants in Havana but worth every penny.

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bracknell
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

What a little gem! The guide book recommended it and at first we could not find it as it is on the 5th floor of a block of flats, with no sign advertising it on the street. It is only 5 minutes away from the hotel Nacional (as you leave the hotel go straight on, turn right at the 3rd... More

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

Thank you for your suggestion to other travelers worldwide. It is a pleasure to know that we have stayed in his memory as a pleasant memory. Your comment makes us mantenr the work we do every day to make every customer remember our house for food and service. We are working on better signage of the place, but its simple... More

London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Located just off the malacon, this is worth a visit if you are looking for a decent alternative to state restaurants. Fish is fresh and tasty. It's top floor level, with a decent breeze throughout. Was very busy when we went so we sat on the high stools outside and ate here from the bar type ledge.

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

Thank you for your suggestion to other travelers worldwide. It is a pleasure to know that we have stayed in his memory as a pleasant memory. I comment that the site of the bar with the view of the city is one of the places I prefer, when I decide to have a coffee, this is the place I choose,... More

New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

As cuba experiments with the private sector and a new upper class begins to grow, I suspect restaurants like this will pop up more frequently. At the moment, however, this is one of a kind. A beautiful restaurant, top notch food, great drinks, and good service. This is not the "Cuban" experience by any means, given the price tag, but... More

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

Thank you for your suggestion to other travelers worldwide. It is a pleasure to know you've been in your meoria as a pleasant memory. Your comment makes us mantenr the work we do every day to make every customer remember our house for food and service. Our chef passionately seeks to develop dishes that combines secrets of our Cuban cuisine... More

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

having been told dreadful things about the mediocre food in Cuba we were delighted to eat at this, and several other paladares. Cafe Laurent has a lovely view, the staff are delightful and the food is of a good standard. We enjoyed a lovely evening there.

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

Thank you for your suggestion to other world travelers, has been a pleasure to welcome you to our restaurant. Undoubtedly admire Havana 50s from our terrace is very nice, but it especially if you have enjoyed the food and the service of the house. Hope we keep in mind if you visit our city again. Thank you More

Deinze
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Went for dinner there a few days ago, had a great time. This restaurant is located on the penthouse, has an impressive terrace with nice views over the city. The food was very good, so was the service. Watch out, very big portions, and not at all expensive. Try the homemade croquetas and the Seafood grill brochette! Make sure to... More

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Danke, Herr, für Ihren Vorschlag in andere Weltreisende , war eine Freude, Sie in unserem Restaurant begrüßen zu dürfen. Kroketten... More

Stirling, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

"Penthouse" restaurant with fantastic views of the city, try to get an outside table. The lift or stairs up are interesting but worth the effort. Service was professional and the food very, very good. However, one meal was disappointing but they took the cost off and a dessert was given free - well done. Great value for money, go along... More

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

Thank you for your recommendation to other world travelers, we regret the incident with your food, and thanks for the opportunity at the same time to compensate for the inconvenience caused. We hope you visit a second time and for sure will have a dinner without problems. Again thanks More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This restaurant is hidden away and could easily be missed!!! We was taken here by our guide and the food was just delicious... highly recommended!!! The venue is a converted apartment... don't let this put you off... inside and outside on the huge balcony is a beautiful, stylish restaurant. The service is also fantastic. 5 STAR!!!! A must visit in... More

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

Thank you for your recommendation to other travelers visiting mundo.Si considered after that are a must see, hopefully be on your agenda the next time you visit our city, will be a pleasure to receive. Your comment engages us with our new customers to make them feel it's worth a second visit. Again thanks More

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