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El Gijones

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Prado #309, Esquina Virtudes | Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 5 8178778
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Description: Havana Gourmet restaurants offer various dining and cultural one of the...
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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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
Delicious Dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank chris c
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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95 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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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73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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Thank Peter L
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
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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Thank ErikaPen
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Thank Mandy B
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 

Boston, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I ate twice in El Gijones my last trip to Havana. I had dinner upstairs and lunch downstairs. Dinner was good and the breeze through the windows and view of the Prado through the balconies was charming. The decor is old Havana. Our waitress was a bit overwhelmed as it was her first night, but she was sweet and as... More 

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

Thank you very much for your comment about our restaurants, and sharing the experience having dined at our restaurants with other people who visit this site web. We are proud to read your warm comments, and thank you very much for your recommendations. We also hope you visit us once time more, you are cordially welcome. For us it has... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

One of the best restaurants we went to in Havana. So cheap! Happy service and great food. Think I had Ropa Vieja! yum!

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Thank Kjr89
Sociedad A, Gerente at El Gijones, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion. We are glad to see you experience, and we hope you visit us soon, and we will always have a good services with our clients, we are working very hard for make you feel good. Best regards Manager Asturian Federation More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The food was much better than in other restaurants on this price range. The italian in the bottom had a good food, upstears you can smoke and have local food.

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Thank Jussi S
Sociedad A, Gerente at El Gijones, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion on this traveler´s network. We are happy to know you have felt good with our services, and really it´s true our restaurant is not the most expensive from havana, we work hardly everyday for you can feel good with our services, for that reason..we hope to see you very soon. Best regards... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Prado #309, Esquina Virtudes | Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 5 8178778

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Fusion, Cuban

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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