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La Barca

Avenida del Puerto | Ave del Puerto esq Ovispo, Havana 10400, Cuba
+53 7 8663036
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible12%
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“beef” (2 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
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Cuban, Caribbean
$$ - $$$
Avenida del Puerto | Ave del Puerto esq Ovispo, Havana 10400, Cuba
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited La Barca as a school tour group with 23 High School Sophomores and Juniors from outside of Boston. After doing a walking tour of Havana, we couldn't wait to sit down and enjoy some traditional Cuban food. Although our selection of food was...More

Thank 19oeye
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Good place to eat and to observe life on this main street siding the port. You can choose to seat inside the restaurant or outside (completely covered by transparent plastic sheets in winter). In the evening, musicians can be heard playing in a nearby street....More

Thank Sy L
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

This was the first restaurant we ate at in Cuba. It has been rated as three star Cuban. In more developed countries or those which have been open to tourists for years, at the best, would be one star. Almost all Cuban restaurants offer the...More

Thank Kayjohn
Reviewed January 15, 2017

I had the fish and it was so fishy I could only eat a few bites. The restaurant looks ok from the outside, but the location is noisy and service is very slow. Go inland 1 block and find something better.

Thank Ibiketheworld
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Incredibly slow service. The food wasn't the worst we had in a month in Cuba but it certainly wasn't the inflated prices for being in the central tourist area of Havana Vieja. After having to walk around the find our waiter on a number of...More

Thank TrujilloDonald2010
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.

1  Thank homedelsac
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,...More

Thank DublindesDublin
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
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
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...More

Thank Nick S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
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: +53 7 8663036
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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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