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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.
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This restaurant was so good, we ate there twice in 5 days! The food was delicious and we had a romantic table on one of the balconies looking out over Havana. As soon as you walk in the building, you can see you are in...More
We booked months in advance to ensure we got in, we had been told to go here.
Ok, food was nice, but definitely not the best we had in Havana, we paid around $95, a fair bit more than we paid anywhere else.
What ever one says, this is the place to eat!!! Don’t be surprised of the entrance, they all start at street level with no real sense of arrival, but this place does not need it. Walk up 2 !! Floors on a marble staircase with...More
The location is on the outskirts of vieja Havana. The restaurant is a three story climb up steep marble steps and then a narrow staircase leading to the reservation desk. We were seated promptly and the service was outstanding. The gazpacho was marvelous as was...More
We had a booking (I assumed inside) but upon arrival was shown a table in the terrace. Ridiculous! It was cold & windy so we refused and had to wait a further 30 mins for a table 😕. The restaurant has nice deco. We ordered...More
We had a reservation to the restaurant (28.2.2020). For our surprise we were told to eat at terrace and it was very windy and gold evening. It was so windy that wine glasses fell out from the table. It was frushtrating. We were freezing and...More
You HAVE to go to Havana and when you go you HAVE to eat at La Guardia. This was by far my favorite meal I had on my trip to Cuba. Don’t forget to take the spiral staircase to the bar upstairs which has the...More
Beautiful building and good food. We had better meals during our stay, but I’m glad we ate here for the wonderful ambiance. It was more expensive than other restaurants we tried in Havana, but still cheaper than a nice lunch/dinner in the USA.
The building is so stunning. It has a beautiful marble staircase that leads you up to the restaurant. They have a large outdoor patio. The food was really good. The building was one of the coolest old buildings I have seen.
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.