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La Roca

Caribbean, Cuban
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Calle 21 esq. a M, Havana, Cuba
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12:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food in a special setting

Entering this 50's building you get the feeling it once was a bar or disco, but once you've been seated you see & smell the great food you realize that you made the right choice coming here. Lots of Cuban families visit this place and they serve great dishes in big portions. We had a paella (for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Lommel, Belgium
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Lommel, Belgium
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Entering this 50's building you get the feeling it once was a bar or disco, but once you've been seated you see & smell the great food you realize that you made the right choice coming here. Lots of Cuban families visit this place and they serve great dishes in big portions. We had a paella (for 2), but you... More 

Thank Suuske68
Havana, Cuba
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The site is located in the eccentric town of Vedado, near 23rd Street and Yara cinema. Last year I visited the restaurant during my summer vacation. It is a good choice for lovers of the sea and creole food with a varied menu. I tasted the dish is called land and sea, very delicious for those who prefer two culinary... More 

Thank Eliane G
Santo Dominigo
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

When there since it is 2 blocks away from the Hotel Habana Libre seaching for better food at a normal price. Attention is adequate for the restaurant level and was clean with AC and the food is ok for the price. good variety of Cuban and international plates. Lot less expensive than the hotels. Again as it is a norm... More 

Thank Whybenormal
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Standard Cuban fare, but at a fairly high quality. Old world style and many Cuban families on Sundays. Good airconditioning for hot days.

Thank NinjaNinaOslo
Oslo, Norway
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I guess for some the high power AC is an attraction, but for me it was a bit too much. That said; this is a good place to eat and the food is very good. Like most places in Cuba, the staff could use some real management and training. They were better than most other places I've visited in Havana... More 

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Naples, Florida
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

very good option for budget conscious travellers, a nice place to have a decent meal and a good time with friends

Thank Jose N
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place is a Cuban standard of great tasty food. Cuban families come here for special occasions like birthdays and other important dates. The prices are really good and the food is very tasty and reliable. The drinks are good but strong. The stained glass windows are fun and there is often live music/piano. Paella is a dish to be... More 

Thank Trent N
Le Fleix, France
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant, on the junction of calle 21 and calle K in Havana , looks very good indeed. There are silk covers and pink bows on the chairs, plush curtains and the menu is well printed, featuring quite an array of dishes, including lobster. As it was lunchtime, my wife and I did not want a lot of food. She... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Having been at our hotel for a few hours after a nine hour flight we were keen to sample a local restaurant. We stumbled upon La Roca. Our Spanish is minimal but we recognised a few words on the menu and decided to try it. We were seated right at the back of the restaurant under the air con which... More 

Thank Davinci_uk
Silver Spring, Maryland
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The restaurant is just a three block walk from the Hotel Nacional. It was recommended by our Friendly Planet representative and six of us went for dinner. We were told the food was excellent and plentiful and that Cubans frequent the restaurant. We were not disappointed. The food was very good. In fact, we had so much food we could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle 21 esq. a M, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 537334501

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 am - 2:00 am

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