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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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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a MUST go to in Cuba but remember to book weeks in advance Via email. Had dinner reservations for Saturday night and from the moment you walk into the building until, and up to the 3rd floor where the restaurant is located the entire experience is amazing. One thing YOU MUST remember about Cuba is that a lot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly anticipated visit to La Guarida did not disappoint! We ordered the Marlin tacos and carpacchio for starters, both of which were delicious. For Main, we ordered the suckling pig, lobster on rice and oxtail - all well cooked, tasty meals. Drinks were also great, the daiquiri and mojitos in particular. For dessert we ordered the three chocolate dish, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you find yourself in Havana,try to visit this fabulous restaurant.They are very strict about booking,so make sure you have a reservation. On arrival,it is easy to think you are in the wrong place,as it feel like you are entering a derelict building,but make your way up the 3 flights of stairs and you will be rewarded by an amazing... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is it when it comes to great in Cuba. Perhaps our best meal in town after a week. We saw this place on The Profit and took our group of 20 here. They were extraordinary and everything was amazing.

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