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La Giraldilla Restaurante & Tapas Bar

#138 of 728 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Tacon # 16 E/ Oreilly y Empedrado, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8017331
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Clarkston, Michigan
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The climb to the third floor is so worth it. The view is fantastic, the food the best we tasted in Cuba, and a great price.

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1 Thank Jamalov
alliobrien, Public Relations Manager at La Giraldilla Restaurante & Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jamalov - Thank you so much for your kind review, and we're very pleased you had a wonderful meal at La Giraldilla. Have a great day! More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We just stumbled upon this restaurant...Everything was very good, the service was excelent and the food was great. At 9 PM we climbed on the roof to see( or hear actually ) the cannon firing. Very nice indeeed. Congrats ! Best daiqury I ever tasted ;)

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1 Thank Malin P
A G, Public Relations Manager at La Giraldilla Restaurante & Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Buenas Malin P - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and share with us what you loved about La Giraldilla! We are very grateful you found us, enjoyed the food and views, and hope to see you again soon. More 

Antigua, Guatemala
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Went to this restaurant twice in our week in La Habana. First the rooftop which overlooks the city and where you can really feel the 9 pm canon blast. Secondly we ate in the first floor restaurant. The food was sensational (more lobster please) and the service was professional yet friendly. Also loved the reL napkins. Loved this place as... More 

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Slingerlands, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

While we were photographing the Castillo through the fence, Andy offered to show us his restaurant and let us photograph from the balcony. The entrance through the souvenir shop, and many steep stairs, made us work for the view, but it was definitely worthwhile. He showed us a menu, and gave us a card, but it was not high pressure.... More 

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

Not easy to find as the entrance is through a very small shop, look for the building number. A good climb but well worth it for the magnificent views, warm welcome and excellent food. Go to the Chefs Recommendations which are priced for 2 (not really clear in the menu) and excellent value.

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1 Thank Terry B
A G, Public Relations Manager at La Giraldilla Restaurante & Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Hello Terry B - We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and provide us your feedback. The Chef's Recommendations are indeed popular menu choices at La Giraldilla, and when we update the menu we will be sure to make it clear that they are priced for 2. We're very pleased you enjoyed the meal, views, and the... More 

Perth, Australia
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143 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

I could see this place from the lookout at the castillo, and thought, "I should have lunch there" It was a bit quiet when I got there, I made my way up the stairs and took a nice table on the balcony, food was good, staff were friendly. La Giraldill is down a side street off the tourist trail so... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

After being convincingly reeled in off the street by andy "the owners cousin", we chose what apparently was a large meal for two. Except it was a small single plate of salad, rice and banana chips. The meat (chicken and pork) was palatable although nowhere near the price charged. My friend ordered sparkling water and was finally charged a higher... More 

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1 Thank smallwombat
A G, Public Relations Manager at La Giraldilla Restaurante & Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Hi smallwombat - Thank you for taking the time to write your review and letting us know how you feel. We apologize for the confusion around the drink and the size of the meal - many diners share the larger plates, though we will be more explicit about the amount of food moving forward and make sure guests are clear... More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

We dined at La Giraldilla for lunch on a sunny afternoon in Havana. The views from this were amazing as you could see the Castillo de la Real Fuerza as well as the surrounding area. Our lunch was superb and the service was friendly. Our only complaint was the timing of our meals. It took approximately 45 minutes to receive... More 

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1 Thank andrewcabrera
A G, Public Relations Manager at La Giraldilla Restaurante & Tapas Bar, responded to this review

Hola andrewcabrera - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and provide us with feedback on our service. We are thrilled you enjoyed the food, service, and views. We also regret that it took so long for your meal to come out - we will definitely work on continuing to provide friendly, as well as... More 

Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Our group of 5 had an amazing dinner in this top floor restaurant. The place had a great view and we could hear the 9pm "cañonazo". The menu had many things to choose from and was one of only places we ate that was not out of an item on the menu (something that is seemingly common in Havana). On... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Hola Dennis! Excellent food and cocktails. The view from the balconies is great, a tranquil corner only disturbed by the one cannon shot at 9pm. Saludos desde México!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tacon # 16 E/ Oreilly y Empedrado, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8017331
Description
Perched on the third floor of beautiful colonial building in Habana Vieja, La Giraldilla is a family-owned restaurant and tapas bar serving Cuban food featuring seafood, lobster, and small plates.

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