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"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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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Caribbean, Latin, International, Cuban
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Live Music, Family style
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Reviewed March 20, 2020

This restaurant was so good, we ate there twice in 5 days! The food was delicious and we had a romantic table on one of the balconies looking out over Havana. As soon as you walk in the building, you can see you are in...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

We booked months in advance to ensure we got in, we had been told to go here. Ok, food was nice, but definitely not the best we had in Havana, we paid around $95, a fair bit more than we paid anywhere else. Location is...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

What ever one says, this is the place to eat!!! Don’t be surprised of the entrance, they all start at street level with no real sense of arrival, but this place does not need it. Walk up 2 !! Floors on a marble staircase with...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020

The location is on the outskirts of vieja Havana. The restaurant is a three story climb up steep marble steps and then a narrow staircase leading to the reservation desk. We were seated promptly and the service was outstanding. The gazpacho was marvelous as was...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 3, 2020 via mobile

We had a booking (I assumed inside) but upon arrival was shown a table in the terrace. Ridiculous! It was cold & windy so we refused and had to wait a further 30 mins for a table 😕. The restaurant has nice deco. We ordered...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

We had a reservation to the restaurant (28.2.2020). For our surprise we were told to eat at terrace and it was very windy and gold evening. It was so windy that wine glasses fell out from the table. It was frushtrating. We were freezing and...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020

You HAVE to go to Havana and when you go you HAVE to eat at La Guardia. This was by far my favorite meal I had on my trip to Cuba. Don’t forget to take the spiral staircase to the bar upstairs which has the...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

Beautiful building and good food. We had better meals during our stay, but I’m glad we ate here for the wonderful ambiance. It was more expensive than other restaurants we tried in Havana, but still cheaper than a nice lunch/dinner in the USA.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 28, 2020

The building is so stunning. It has a beautiful marble staircase that leads you up to the restaurant. They have a large outdoor patio. The food was really good. The building was one of the coolest old buildings I have seen.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 28, 2020

This feels like old Havana, from the minute you walk up the stairs. Definitely worth booking in advance! The food was lovely, service excellent, ambience romantic. Loved!

Date of visit: February 2020
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November 26, 2019|
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Response from donnamU6570OZ | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I just saw this question I really do not know we only went there in the evening
November 19, 2019|
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Response from syvyaw | Reviewed this property |
We were lucky and managed to get a reservation on the day but I would advise you to book early to avoid disappointment. You can book via their website but it has to be 2 days in advance or alternatively call them.
January 6, 2019|
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Response from beds45 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest booking a return cab in advance. We hired a taxi via the Casa where we stayed and he was sat waiting for us at the agreed time. There is no taxi rank close by to the restaurant
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