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La Guarida

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Concordia. No. 418 | Gervasio y Escobar, Havana 10700, Cuba
+53 7 8669047
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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32 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is generally regarded as the best Havana has to offer, and after spending a view days here, this might well be true. There is however lots of room for improvement, some on the culinary side, but mostly on the hospitality side of things. The classy and dramatic interior comes as a pleasant surprise after the backstreet type entrance,... More 

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connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My other half booked this restaurant to celebrate my birthday whilst in Havana. Firstly I would recommend booking well in advance as it has become very popular for the right reasons! Set in a beautiful delapidated building, its only when you climb the spiral staircase that you reach this beautiful restaurant. The food was delicious- I had the Marlin tacos... More 

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Thank evansy74
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was delicious, atmosphere was trendy and hip. Make reservations ahead of time because they are busy . They have a a rooftop terrace to have dinner and a rooftop bar. Super cool building with lots of character.

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Thank Joannag_nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is amazing. The staff is very nice and polite. The food is excellent and the deserts also ! We had an amazing night there !

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had read reviews about this restaurant and anyone in Havana we mentioned it to who'd heard/experienced it affirmed our intention to eat there. Still, when the taxi stopped in a rather low-key street and invited us to debark we wondered... this is not a traditional western capital eatery! No signs, just a big guy on the (equally big) door... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food. The rabbit was sublime. Would love to know the recipe. Everyone's food was excellent. Check out the bar on the rooftop.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place may seem pretentious but it's really nice. I really really liked the atmosphere, it was romantic and it's priced reasonably. We had 2 entrees, 3 appetizers, 4 sangrias and it came out to $73 CUC. Trust me, I live in NYC so that's really cheap for 2 people. They are currently going through a bit of remodeling so... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to check out La Guarida, It is truly and impressive place in a very old building in Havana but when you get inside you are in a 5 star restaurant in 3 different levels. Service is very good and the presentation of the plates are of a fine dining restaurant.

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

La Guarita expensive but original/ creative food. Building is fascinating as shared with local families. Lovely terrace with bar upstairs.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would definitely ask for directions to this restaurant. My husband used his GPS and we walked to a completely different location. We had to enlist a local to walk us to the restaurant. We went there for lunch yesterday. They have a great menu with many choices and great cocktails. Since we weren't too hungry, we just had the... More 

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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
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, International, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Concordia. No. 418 | Gervasio y Escobar, Havana 10700, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8669047
Description
"It's the most famous of Havana's Paladares" New York Times, August 2002. "The greatest and most magical is La Guarida, so magical that it is temting to protect it by witholding its address" The Guardian, February 2001. "The city's best restaurant....La Guarida is the hardest table to reserve on the island this remains the hippest best restaurant in Havana" Cigar Aficionado, June 2001.

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