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La Barca

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Avenida del Puerto | Ave del Puerto esq Ovispo, Havana 10400, Cuba
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Corbera de Llobregat, Spain
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256 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

We were a bit doubtful because had seen big bus groups entering, but decided to give it a try... and did not regret. The portions were abundant and tasteful, and the service above the average for a government managed business.

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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

This restaurant is situated along the sea front, looking across at the Morro-Cabanas fort and the gigantic statue of Christ which dominates the bay. We sat at an outdoor table and were entertained by a number of wandering musicians. Our lunch, consisting of soup, fish, dessert and coffee was very good and reasonably priced. Service was slow but we were... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016

Set menu for New Years...cordon blue attempted concoction..arrived cold..... Normal "Cuban food" is far better than this feeble attempt.... The washroom was fairly horrific....We ordered... the food was brought.... and we fled.....not so Happy New Year.And the wait staff....Yikes...

Thank WallysworldCalgary
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2014

We ate at an outdoor table that looked out on the water. Good food (although they did not have all the items listed on the menu). Helpful staff. Two groups of strolling singers came by on the sidewalk and entertained us.

Thank Howard C
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was by far the worst meal we had in our whole two weeks in Cuba. The place was empty, which should have been a sign. The lobster carpaccio tasted rancid, the salad was the typical cabbage and tomatoes with oil and vinegar, and both of our mains (two shrimp dishses) were overly sweet, greasy and reminiscent of bad Chinese... More 

Thank Nick S
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

First of all, I would like to say that the food quality and portions were not the problem during our visit. The primary problem was the service that we received. Our server did not come around at all after our food arrived, even with great effort to wave in an attempt to seek attention. The restaurant was not busy to... More 

Thank jvlbar
New York City, New York
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

Food was "OK". Service "acceptable". However, while we were eating, it started raining-and raining-and raining. All of s sudden, everyone started looking around-the sewers backed up. Needless to say, it kinda' ruined the evening-to say the least.

Thank David M
Istanbul, Turkey
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217 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

We had lunch at La Barca with a group of friends and enjoyed it. The shrimp soup was good. The swordfish that we had was the best fish I ever ate in Cuba. We were then served strawberry icecream which was also good, followed by coffee. The location is very good, both because it is right on the Malecon and... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Very pleasant ambiance.We had a seat away from the road in the resteraunt itself.The meat pealla was a good bet ,the wife had a steak which was very nice.Reasonably priced although they charged for bread.

Thank Chrism8956
comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Barca, responded to this review

Dear customer: We thank enough the rating given on the site about the restaurant. We are glad that you liked the place and have been satisfied, but we must clarify as hosts that policy direction of the house, the bread basket is priced supply. This procedure is approved by the management of the company. Thank you for your recommendation. More 

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58 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

La barca appears to have beef from Canada, atleast according to the signs on the wall. Both time we;ve eaten there we've had the Beef and it has been very good. If you are only visiting for a bit of time, try some of the other foods. The paella is very good as well, as is the pork and chicken.... More 

Thank Trippy667
comercialrestaurante, Director de Relaciones Públicas at La Barca, responded to this review

Dear Customer: Our management team is pleased with the reviews that you post on the website TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure for us that you have been satisfied with our service and especially with our meat. We work to please tastes like yours and hope that whenever you visit our country again, taste meats and paella in our house. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuban, Caribbean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida del Puerto | Ave del Puerto esq Ovispo, Havana 10400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 078663036
Situada en los predios del antiguo Edificio Suarez de la Avenida del Puerto esq a Obispo, donde a principios del siglo XX radicaron varias entidades britanicas, se encuentra el Restaurante- Parrillada La Barca, inaugurado en el ano 2008 para compartir el espacio con su gemela El Templete. Goza de una ubicacion privilegiada a unos pasos de la Bahia de La Habana y con una brisa marina casi permanente hasta en los mas caniculares dias del verano caribeno. Entre sus virtudes sobresale un trato personalizado y gentil a cada cliente, parqueo exclusivo para vehiculos y dos reservados para quienes prefieran privacidad. Distingue su servicio la alta cocina cubana, de la cual se ofrece gran variedad de platos economicos que prestigian una carta menu para gustos diversos.Esa armonia de opciones permite a la clientela disfrutar de un menu especial y un entorno sumamente agradable, lo mismo en el patio entoldado, las terrazas o los reservados ademas de apreciar la destreza de los cocineros en la parrilla a traves un cristal nevado que grafica tales exquisiteces.

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