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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant was recommended and my husband and I were aware reservations were essential, so we asked our Group's leader to make a dinner reservation for us 9 days in advance. Times were discussed and our reservation was confirmed for 7:00. The afternoon of the reservation, the restaurant called to say they had booked a group, they no longer had... More 

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Thank LynnKeith
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We booked before arriving in Havana. One of most interesting places I've ever eaten - more for the surroundings than anything. Staff were attentive and helpful.

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New York, NY
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently visited several of the most popular paladares in Havana, and La Guarida was one of only two that impressed us. (The other was Doña Eutimia.) The entrance is definitely dramatic, especially at night, with the crumbling (but apparently sound) staircase with a headless angel and one of Fidel's speeches behind. The restaurant itself is very cool, but without... More 

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Charlotte
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After walking up three flights of stairs of an otherwise empty shell of a building, we came to the rooftop, to see lights strung across an open terrance and beautiful views of Old Havana. It was magical and romantic! The food was very good and the menu had a lot of variety. Our favorite was the desert of a deconstructed... More 

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Havana, Cuba
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking into this building you'll be climbing steps to a restaurant that stopped in time 60 years ago. This is an amazing place with wonderful food, great service and good vibe. Don't miss the roof top!!!

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Thank secharte
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked this place for a party of 6 about two weeks in advance - I recommend doing the same as the restaurant is always pack. The place is amazing. The famous movie 'Fresa y Chocolate' was filmed here. The house has four stories, two of which have Cuban families living in there. Although a bit pricey for a Paladar,... More 

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Cologne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited la guarida often. Last time it was renovated but the food still verry good. It is french/kubana. The langustas grille sind exellent. You sit relatively close to the other tables but the atmosphere is always good. The new terasse is nice with a good view on alt habana. The price was always high, also before 5 years, but... More 

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Thank Robert N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like near abandoned buildings and dining on roof top patios under the stars at a world-famous restaurant in a 3rd world country, you can't get much better than this. I enjoyed my time at La Guarida and am glad I booked reservation early and went. We had oxtail

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Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were super excited to try this place because of the amazing reviews but have to say other than the AMAZING atmosphere, the service and food quality wasn't good. The wait staff was short with us and the food was not as good as any of the other local spots that we had tried earlier in the week. The rooftop... More 

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Oslo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dining on the terrace was magical. The lobster is quite good, ditto the starter with passion fruit and ravioli. Four stars because service was rather slow and lethargic.

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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, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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