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La Cocina de Lilliam Restaurant

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Calle 48 No. 1311 | Entre 13 y 15. Miramar, Playa., Havana, Cuba
53 7 209-6514
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Ciudad de la Habana Province, Cuba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is my second meal at La Cocina de Lilliam. The place is always beautiful, service is good, but the meal choice was MUCH BETTER. Last time I ordered Ropa Vieja, which was good, but this time I ordered the Pulpo al Ajillo with Boniato and it was supreme!!

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Thank Carmen L
Melbourne Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a top end paladar in the (once) fancy area of Playa-Miramar. Its set in a lush garden with a fish pond. The menus is Cuban with plenty of fish and seafood. I enjoyed the paella. Prices are higher than paladares in Vedado and Centro Havana, a reflection, perhaps, of the place's longstanding reputation and setting.

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Thank MelbourneOztraveller
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool place with an impressive garden with lush tropical plants. Here you can taste some traditional Cuban dishes like shredded stewed meat. Pretty relaxing setting, and you feel a little bit removed from the hustle and bustle

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Thank Jonesie81
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Both international and Cuban food are excellent. The lobster in white sauce is outstanding. Grilled fish fillet is decorated with a live small fish. Prices seem high, but the taste worth it. Negative aspect is no A/C

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Thank Juan Angel H
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This was recommended to us and took a little while to find but it was worth it. Food was excellent and varied but we had the seafood. Lovely garden setting with statues and fountains with lots of greenery about. Apparently Jimmy Carter visited here on his visit to Cuba. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Jackie M
Miami Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This restaurant was recommended to me by friends and by Bon Appetit magazine. I think it has a long history of being well regarded and now rests on this reputation but does not maintain quality. The bread was indeed excellent and the ambiance was enjoyable. My lamb was about as good as international business class airline food. My boyfriend found... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is the third time we go to this paladar. It has been our favorite for many years. Not recommended if it is raining strongly. Reservations are needed.

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Thank Jorge D
Jupiter, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

outstanding food.. and staff was very accommodating. We fell in love with this restaurant from the moment we arrived.. garden of landscaping surrounding the house with a coy pond..

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vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This paladar had been recommended by a couple of friends. It is very hard to find and our taxi had to ask a few folks. We had a reservation so our table was waiting. Our waiter took his time in taking our drinks order and once they were placed seemed to be too busy to take our order. Finally my... More 

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Enjoy exquisite food in a beautiful garden setting. The Paella is some of the best I've ever eaten. Attentive and professional service (a rarity in Havana), great food and atmosphere all add up to a great evening!

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 48 No. 1311 | Entre 13 y 15. Miramar, Playa., Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 53 7 209-6514

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?