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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I chose to take my husband to this restaurant for his birthday and we were both really pleased with the evening overall. Reservations are necessary in advance and you will be required to confirm your reservation the day before. The entrance and first few floors are as described by other posters. (If they had a book on the history of... More 

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Matanzas Cuba
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great place....here the picture fresa y chocolate was filmed good food nice service do take the cheesecake

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll preface every Havana restaurant review with the obvious - you don't come here for the food. That said, many reviewers raise expectations to expect a culinary treat and this wasn't. It's obviously hard to rate a restaurant in a town where so much is new but anchored to the past. What you do get is big city prices for... More 

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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So yes, as many have pointed out it is probably not the most amazing food experience you will ever have. its very good, no complaints, and actually their smoked mackrel fish taco in a sweet potato taco (as opposed to a corn one) was actually very very very good. However you go for the experience of arriving at their building,... More 

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North Palm Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't be put off by the neighborhood or building, La Guardia is easily the most interesting place I've ever had dinner. Located on the 3rd floor of a building in disrepair, La Guardia opens to an old palace where diners eat in what once were old rooms. The meal was outstanding and reasonably priced, even though this is a 5star... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would come back too many times. I really love it. I recommend it with my eyes closed. Very delicious cuban gourmet food. Spectacular!!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to La Guarida for dinner. Nice friendly service, good food, nothing special, but way to overpriced. If you charge the same price as a good mid price NY restaurant for example you have to do better.

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Thank Zwampen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When you first arrive to the place it os a surprise because it is in an abandoned building on the top floor. You have to go up 3 stories on the stairs but once you get to the restaurant it is cosy with friendly staff! The food is delicious we tried the fish tacos on addition to the Fish of... More 

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Penticton BC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To find something this unique and memorable is rare. Stepping through time and through floors of decaying marble, you arrive at this stunning, high end restaurant. This is one of the finest restaurants Ive eaten at, throughout many yearend many continents, and it is only enhanced by it's unique atmosphere and jovial staff. Although pricey (I recall about 120 CUC... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So.... Into a dodgy neighbour hood then we step into the opening of a building with people hanging around . We go up 3 floors through falling down flours with gorgeous architecture but in severe decay . We get to the top floor and here is a very special restaurant . The staff are friendly and very capAble and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, International, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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