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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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7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Peachtree City, Georgia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

La Guarida was highly recommended so we wanted to try it. It was a bit intimidating upon arrival as it is not well marked and walking up the grand staircase through what appears to be rental apartments seemed odd. But, the view and outdoor dining is a spectacular experience in Havana. The restaurant was very busy with a private party... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to this restaurant.booking a table was very professional and staff on arrival are really welcoming. Start with a drink on the rooftop terrace then enjoy a lovely meal in the restaurant. menu choice and quality of food very good. One of two Havana favourites

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had been warned not to to be surprised by the outside - the building is under major repair. Four flights of stairs to the spectacular roof top bar - be there for sunset- and then dinner on the terrace. Must book ahead and there are two sittings. Naturally very popular but worth it for the whole story.

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Pittstown, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

La Guarida is in a building that must have been magnificent back in the day. Seems to be in a slow process of restoration. Climbed the four floors to the bar. Drinks were fantastic and the bar staff were very personable. Taken to our table and the service was a bit colder and less responsive. Asked for another set of... More 

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At our sailing trip in the south of Cuba we alsoAn old friend and Cuba expert gave me the tip to have Within our Cuba Sailing Cruise we had a few days in the awesome city of havanna. An old friend and Cuba Expert gave me the tip to go to LA GUARDIA for dinner. It was much better than... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

More like a film set, than a restaurant, as you walk up the grand staircase through delapidated rooms up towards the La Guarida on the second floor. The restaurant itself has great charm - is not delapidated - has fun collections of chair designs down corridors when we went, and actually was used as a set for the film Strawberry... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an unique restaurant! The entrance is under construction and there is a paint of Fidel. You can never tell that inside is a great restaurant. Be sure to order the table in the balcony, it has a great view of Havana. Food is great as well!! Try a monitor at the bar, it is a nice place as... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This paladar is considered one of the best in Havana and it is certainly the most elegant. To reach the rooftop setting, we had to pass through a crumbling structure with various patriotic quotations from Fidel Castro and images of Che Guevara on the walls. After our trek up a beautiful old winding staircase, we reached La Guarida and it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was excited to check this place out. The entrance gives no clue that there's a classy restaurant inside. The visuals are really different and interesting entering this romantic restaurant. The photos of celebrities on the wall made me even more excited. This is going to be great! We ordered few Cuba Libres and decided to start with ceviche. It... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the entry through the decrepit ruins of the once great building up to the beautifully renovated and expanded roof terraces, the physical experience is truly special. The food was the best we had in Havana and the cocktails really good too. Come and plan to spend some time on the roof terrace with your drink, soaking up the sights... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?