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Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana

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Calle M # 257 | 19 y 21 Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
+53 7 8312090
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walking the Obispo street of Havana Cuba a handsome man approached me with plastic menu in hand. Pointing to the roof top above he explained he and his family own the restaurant now possible due to private enterprise being opened up to the Cuban people. I was pleasantly surprised at this little gem nestled in the heart of the tourist... More 

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Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although deceptive, once you have travelled up to the top floor in the lift, you have lovely views. The menu was broad and the food very enjoyable. Service friendly but prices reasonably high. Probably need to book.

Thank The_Organs
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice different, interesting and gourmain food. A bit of "insider 's " type of place. At least it was presented to us that way. And I recommend reserving a table in advance in order to secure your place. The seating is nice both inside and on the terrace but if you're a smoker, of course terrace is recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

LOVED this restaurant. Everything from the location, the place itself, the delicious food and the amazing service. We tried a lot of the other recommended Paladars but this was by far the best. Its a great dinner to have also before the Parisian cabaret round the corner at the Nacional. A must visit on your trip!

Thank Ivana2103
The Americas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ordered the appetizer to share but had a special requirement and it was graciously met. Service was outstanding. Our drinks took too long so they were on the house. We shared a fish dish which was fresh and tasty. This place is located at the Vedado area and is a few blocks away from the Capri, Nacional and Habana... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view here is absolutely breathtaking. It was excellent to have dinner here and take in the beautiful views of Havana and the ocean. The service, drinks and food was excellent. One of the best places to eat in Havana.

Thank chan928
San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Three blocks away from Hotel Nacional de Cuba it was recommended by one of doormen of the hotel. It was really a good recomendation, not only for the great food and extraordinary attention, but also foe the view. The Paladar is located a a fifth floor, with a spectacular view of the Malecon and the sorrounding buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Best food in Cuba so far and we thought, reasonably priced for good food. We had well cooked croquettes, avocado salad and deep fried plantain with pineapple cheese to start. Mains were 3 X grilled lobster and 2 X dessert - brownie and an ice cream. 2 double expression and 1 moijtio, and 2 soft drinks. The bill including 10%... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best thing about this restaurant is the setting, on the top floor of a small apartment block, with lovely views over Vedado. Service is friendly, the food is tasty. We ate here twice and enjoyed the risotto and red snapper with herb sauce. But the chicken with barbecue sauce was disappointing, the meat was overwhelmed and spoilt by the... More 

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been recommended this restaurant by my nephew and it didn't disappoint.As soon as you enter the lift wallpapered in 1950's American newspaper you know you're entering something very special,and what a lovely surprise to come out on to a roof top terrace with crisp linen and views over Havana. The food was pretty sophisticated for Cuba,huge portions and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Gluten Free Options, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle M # 257 | 19 y 21 Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8312090
Brand new restaurant , opened in February 2011. We were one of it's first customers. A 'Palador 'style restaurant located in a penthouse apartment of an of classic 1950's building; with magnificent views over the city and of the ocean. interior decor is modern1950's cool, creative, and artfully appointed. the food was excellent!!! One could could compare easily to a fine restaurant in Paris, NY or London. staff are young and attentive and gave great service.

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