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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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Would never of known about this place without previous recommendation as it's a bit out the way. You wouldn't even know it was there either as it's on the top floor of what looked like a residential building that was being renovated on the other floors. The restaurant itself have pictures of the staff with various celebrities who have visited.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great restaurant for a roof top meal. Tough to get in without a reservation, and very affordable (entrees $18 CUC). Food was better than average but not our best meal of the trip. The views however on a nice night can't be beat. The rooftop also has a great bar area with excellent bartenders ready to help... More 

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Thank Colin S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lot has been said about this Havana culinary landmark. Without doubt this is a great place to eat with a good wine list and generally tasty well presented dishes. My wife's chicken was good but possibly a bit plain. Everything else was excellent. We would certainly recommend La Guarida to anyone staying in Havana. If you are a couple... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will think you are in another world going up flights of decaying stairs to the top of an aged building. But at the top you will find a crowded and eclectically decorated eatery. The food is good, but definitely not the best I had in Havana. The drinks are also good, but expensive. What you buy here is the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Upon arrival, you think you are in the wrong place as you climb through two derelict floors. Restaurant is atmospheric but overpriced and staff are cold. Disappointed in our own experience having read many other reviews.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was recommended and so we decided to book ahead and treat our self. We had to wait 20 min to be seated at the terrace, the service was good, the food was tasty but not gourmet. We had 2 starters, 2 main and one desert, 2 mojitoes and a bottle of water and that was 80 CUC without... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well deserved reputation. We enjoyed everything. The lobster was perfect and service was prompt and efficient.

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

Fantastic restaurant with very attentive staff, on the current menu the triumph has to be the tuna tacos, so much better than it sounds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So difficult to get a table in this popular paladar but so glad we were able to experience it. Must take a taxi here as it's not in an area you'd fancy walking around. Climb 52 stairs of a dilapidated old Havana town house and you''ll reach the reservation desk. You'll be guided to either one of the elegant dining... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some friends and I tried to walk in without a reservation but instead were left at the bar for the evening and a reservation for a few nights after. The rooftop bar is picturesque but we really enjoyed going up the narrow spiral staircase and having the upper roof top all to ourselves. The view is incredible and peaceful since... 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, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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?