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Prado #309, Esquina Virtudes | Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 5 8178778
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Southport, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I love this place it is in the Old American Club with carved state seals and elegant wood paneling. Great service and very good food at a reasonable price.

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st helier
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Just around the corner from the parque central hotel, on the 1st floor just before the atm machines heading towards the sea. Good honest Cuban food at a very reasonable price. All cocktails about €2 . I had the garlic prawns in sauce and they were just delicious. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

The food here is very good especially the Ropa Vieja. The prices are very reasonable. But the service could use some improvement. The staff could be more attentive to the guest, I've been here multiple times and the are often more concerned with speaking among themselves. Ernesto is hands down the best waiter I the evenings, and Yasmani makes delicious... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at Gijones while we were in Havana. It was across the street from our hotel (in historic Havana) and recommended by our doorman when we asked about restaurants with Cuban food. The portions were large. The Beef Vieja was delicious and we had sautéed vegetables with it. Everything was very tasty, service was attentive and it... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

This place is hidden up on a rokftop. Had to ask how to get in as you enter through a lift from the shop below. Amazing food at a great price. Lamb dish was big enough for a family of 4 !

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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

When in Havana, I eat here 3 or more times a week - mostly for lunch as it's the same menu for lunch and dinner. The Gijones is actually on the middle floor (some of the people reviewing it seem to be confused with the Terraza on the top floor which is much more expensive). The portions are very generous... More 

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London, UK
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We stayed in the Iberostar Parque Central and night after night could see the bbq firing up from this venue across the road. After finding it on tripadvisor, on our last night, we decided to try the bbq restaurant on the top floor, we sat outside, which was nice with a breeze, rather than the cold air con inside. We... More 

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Lubbock
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had dinner upstairs and the cool evening breeze made the evening even more enjoyable. Great location over looking the Prado. Not rushed, pleasant wait staff, food was fine. Havana is getting better with its many new paladars.

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José R, Gerente at El Gijones, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting us. It´s really Havana it´s getting better with so many paladars and restaurants, we are working hard to make our customers feel good.We hope you felt good with our services, for that reason, we would like to invite you to visiting us again. More 

New York City, New York
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Food wasn't anything great. Pretty bland and expensive. The palace is nice but it wasn't one of my favorite locations

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Sociedad A, Gerente at El Gijones, responded to this review

Thank you for your review about our restaurant. We regret that you haven´t feel happy with our services on your last visit to us. We will continue working hard to make our customers feel satisfied. We don´t know exactly why do you think our restaurant is pretty bland. Although many clients think that our restaurant is very attractive. However, we... More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were about to set off on our adventure through the Cuban countryside and so when we had this place recommended by our tour guide we went for it. The place hadn't long been open when we visited in September 2013 but looking at the subsequent reviews, it has obviously maintained its standards very well. We werent able to review... More 

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Sociedad A, Gerente at El Gijones, responded to this review

Thank you very much por sharing your opinion on this site web. We are glad to kow you jave felt good with our services on our restaurant. We hope you departed comfortable and we would like yo comeback early to visit us.your visit has been a pleasure for everyone here. We really invite you again to our Terraza. Sincerely Manager... 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
$10
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish, Fusion
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prado #309, Esquina Virtudes | Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 5 8178778
Description
Havana Gourmet restaurants offer various dining and cultural one of the main streets of Havana options. In our building resides the American club, and our restaurant has several shields to confirm their presence. The building is home par excellence of an Asturian community of 35,000 members, but also distinguished by cultivating the art of cooking with restaurants of different nature: Havana Gourmet, La Xana and La Terraza, specializing in Cuban fusion food, Italian and grilled respectively. Rice, lasagna and fresh pasta, havana assortment, the slices of lamb with mustard and honey, leg of lamb chops, the malangon shrimp and octopus carpaccio and fish are some of the recommendations often held for the authenticity of the recipes and spectacular preparation, but customers can find in letters a range of proposals.

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