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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.
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Caribbean, Latin, International, Cuban
FEATURES
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 1 week ago

Wonderful experience, delicious cocktails, dinner, and dessert. Would absolutely go again, wonderful service as well!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food! Fantastic service! Fantastic setting… whoever said that Cuba doesn’t have tasty food obviously didn’t look hard enough. Everything was delicious and very reasonably priced

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent the dinner time in this beautiful place with some friends. At our arrival there was no electricity in the whole restaurant but we decide to stay to have a drink and to enjoy the place from a different point of view. We've been...proposed by the waiter to taste some cold plates due to a lack of electricity power and it was really nice. At the end the problem has been resolved and we had the opportunity to taste also hot plates. Amazing. Prices are higher then other Cuban restaurants but for sure not more expansive then a normal European restaurant. Hope to be back soon. The staff is really kind, thank you Roberto. You've been amazing in your job!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard about La Guarida from another holiday maker, so booked a table and are so glad we did. The setting is so atmospheric, giving you a real flavour of the historic grandeur of Havana. The service and food was first class and surprisingly...well priced. I wish that we had found it sooner so we could have visited again during our holiday.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had high hopes for this restaurant which unfortunately did not materialize. We were seated in a converted restroom which was a tight fit off the main dining area. Obviously has a reputation which the staff seem to rest on as the service was lousy. Food...was ok, but not at this price point. Better place to go in Havana.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is excellent in an old palazzo of 1913. The terrace is very beautiful. But the most important is that the food was the best that we had in Cuba. Very delicious flavors and nice wine. The sweet lovers will appreciate the chocolate tart...and the chocolate tre leches. Do not miss it!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022 via mobile

I booked reservations ahead of time to ensure we got a table reserved. When i last visited back in 2018, we were unable to walk in for dinner reservations but we were able to grab a seat on the roof top bar for tapas &...coctails. We arrived on time and was immediately seated. The staff was very attentive but the food was very disappointing. It did not taste like i remembered back in 2018. I do hope it improves because this is a great venue. It has a fantastic view of the city of Havana.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

Well cooked and very tasty food in a very atmospheric place in an old Havana building. Quite expensive but it is worthy.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022 via mobile

Have visited half a dozen times. Generally : Good service, if a little slow. Food and wine also good; but very expensive for Cuba. Run down part of Central Havana, so good to be clear of manufactured authenticity of Habana Vieja. Stunning building. On my...last visit in March the chocolate dessert was delicious. The best … ever.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed June 24, 2022

The buidilng, the terrace and the ambience is the best experience! The food is nice and the restaurant is appropriate also for big groups!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022 via mobile

You can’t but be blown away by this building…food is good and staff are friendly. Even the bathrooms are amazing . A definite must do in Havana

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022

It's not just a place to eat but to experience the Old Havana patina. It was the building that impressed me first with its high ceilings, marble stairs, the terrace overlooking Old Havana. The food and service is also of very good quality. They are...trying hard to make it fine-dining, but sometimes it could be difficult with the supply shortages in Cuba. The lobster, the beef and to our surprise the chicken curry were delicious. There is good selection of wines, even though not all of the wines in the list were available, and they were expensive.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022

This will always be my favourite restaurant in Havana. I went here many times in my last 3 month stay on the island. The food is amazing and the drinks aren't bad. the sunsets, settings and overall vibe is why you'd visit this restaurant. The...staff and service are generally fantastic.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed May 6, 2022

Glad we went as we enjoyed the setting. The staff were very good. We are lucky enough to have been to a few fine-dining restaurants in England and would not consider this one in any way. I would describe the food as bistro. I can’t...really remember what we had. Don’t pay what you’re asked by the ‘taxi’ driver; if you can, find out what it should be. We asked before getting in and we’re told €20. We knew it should be around ten and told him that’s what we would pay. He accepted that. Don’t get in until you confirm the cost.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

After a nighttime performance rooftop at the former Mansion Camaguey, we came for lunch the next day and were beyond satisfied. The kitchen turns out high quality, flavorful and well-presented fare that is sure to please every traveler. Your check is presented in a hand-embellished...cigar box (available for purchase), and they've published their own cookbook, filled with delicious repasts and beautiful photography. Recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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jesssicaleighj
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
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MarkR5756
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.
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kristenshoates
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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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5