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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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Montreal, Quebec
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the area not great but there is a doorman to watch your car and make sure when you go out that you are in taxi or car without problems . have to climb 2 floors marble stairs this building built in 1895 aprox resto very nice small rooms on 2nd floor fantastic decor food is good well priced very old... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most unique location we have ever encountered in the world The restaurant is located in an old mansion currently occupied with apartments, unrestored portions of the building with junk and building materials scattered about. i.e., second level has an apartment on one end and the opposite end full of discarded pipes, wood, concrete. As you walk into... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was in the old Havana part of the city. we stoped in fron of an old and under contruction buildinh. People were living at the entrance floor. Looking like a getto. But when you steped in the restaurant you are surprised. Foof was excellent. Service was mediocre. The topfloor bar is also a nice place to have your rom... More 

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Cambridge New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing restaurant in a backstreet of Havana. Dilapidated old entrance leading up the stairs to a fabulous hip restaurant . Food is fabulous & fresh, staff trendy ,hip music,great service & a wonderful eclectic atmosphere. A not to be missed experience in old Havana. We ate on the terrace under the stars

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful setting - food was outstanding. We tried a few of the best rated places in Havana and this was definitely our favourite.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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