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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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ny
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building and space is stunning, but the food is unfortunately overpriced and overrated. I got the eggplant ceviche to start, which was good enough and probably kind of a sophisticated item to have on the menu. We both got fish entrees and while the seasoning was good, they were both overcooked. We also got a side of maduros and... More 

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was an excellent place to go and have a dinner with my friends and classmates on our last day in Havana. We sat outside on top of the restaurant, on a long table with a view over local buildings and places, and with very beautiful moonlight coming in. This made the dinner and last evening even more rememberable. The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was definitely one of the highlights of our Cuban trip. Dishes ranged from very good to excellent, and the prices were in line with what you'd pay in Canada or the US, maybe a bit less. But what makes this place truly standout is the ambiance. It's in a wonderfully decrepit complex that looks like it was once a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have had an amazing restaurant experience in Havana for the last five days. Three top ten restaurants from TripAdvisor, each better than the next. All the others in the top 50, with one exception. This is listed #21. I'm having a hard time deciding between 4 stars and 5 stars. The food was the least interesting of all the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a stunning paladar in Havana. The building is dilapidated but once you get up to the top floor, the rooftop bar is stunning. Gorgeous views and fantastic drinks. Go down a floor, and the restaurant is spread out with interesting decor. The food was great, but it's the ambiance that is the real draw here.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the two best meals we had one our trip to Cuba! We booked a week in advance for a dinner. The venue is amazing, a spooky ruin when you arrive with a great decor inside when you actually reach the restaurant. Food is at an international standard, drinks, too. Fish in the wine sauce was delicious. Additionally, service... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The fish and pork dishes were amazing. This is a great place to experience all things in Havana, old building that is being restored, interesting food and the service was excellent. The snapper ceviche was delicate and melted in your mouth. The drinks were excellent and they have a good wine menu as well. Loved the atmosphere and the staff... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our best lunch in Havana. This famous restaurant was the location for the movie Strawberry and Chocolate, and I can see why it is famous! The food was simply outstanding -- very eclectic and very tasty. This is an absolute must if you are in Havana!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an excellent lunch here. The building is absolutely amazing. Service excellent. i might call this a "don't miss" in Havana.

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Like so many places in Havana outside looks can be deceiving. La Guarida is no exception. When you walk into the building you feel like you must be the wrong place ~ the building looks like it has been bombed out and will fall down around you. Nervously, you walk up two flights of marble stairs with patches of crumbling... 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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
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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