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“Remarkable find”
Review of La Roca

La Roca
Ranked #132 of 854 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 15, 2013

In common with others we stumbled upon this place. We had originally planned to eat elsewhere but a power cut put paid to that and we decided to give it a try. We had checked it out earlier in the day and it looked a bit cavernous and we were concerned that it might be a bit empty. Think again . . . at 7:30 the place was full. In the end we ate there 3 times and each meal was very good. There is a very good tuna salad for 2 pesos and a slightly unusual but tasty bruschetta for around the same price. We shared the seafood "special" on the second evening (15 pesos = £10) which included a lobster, large hunk of fish and prawns all in a tasty seafood broth . . . with rice, veg etc on the side. The mojitos were strong and again only 2 pesos. One the last night I enjoyed an excellent filet mignon for ~5 pesos and unless you splahed out on the specials it was difficult to spend 20 pesos (£12-13) on a meal for 2 including a couple of mojitos each.

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2  Thank scubafanEngland
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

I was there for a lunch with my husband and we shared a sea food plate for two including lobster, fish and shrimps plus veggies and salad. It was very delicious and there was a lot of it. We couldn't finish it, just too much food. Place is very original and service was fast and friendly. Their flan was also very good. The prices are very inexpensive given the quality -and the quantity- of the food.

1  Thank Miia L
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We were checking out the Vedado area and on our way to Hotel Nacional when we decided to check the menu. Our first surprise was at how inexpensive the menu was. We gave it a shot and were pleasantly surprised. The food was great, service was fast, beer was cold. They have a surf and turf (lobster, shrimp, beef and pork) for 2 people that costs 15cuc. I could eat here everyday and will definitely return.

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Thank kennytee
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

This place earns its' score on originality. The place just screams history and is a preserved gem from a long lost time in Cuba. The food is the typical State owned restaurant type but maybe a notch better. The waiters are hopelessly lost and have that Soviet Union feel to them. The food takes forever to come and is most likely cold. But who cares when you have a guy that looks like Frank Sinatra in a wig playing the Piano and singing?

1  Thank MiSaCh
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Reviewed October 24, 2012 via mobile

We ate here 3 times during our 2 week stay in La Habana. Food was excellent each time, unbelievably cheap, reliable menu (meaning they tend to have available what is actually on the menu), and excellent service. Our waiter remembered us the 2nd time we visited (which in itself encouraged a 3rd visit).
This place tends to get busy on Friday and Saturday nights from about 10pm for comedy shows which are in the restaurant, but another option if you see a queue, is to tell the door staff that you're just going to the bar.
The bar mixes excellent drinks (Mojitos/Cuba Libres/Daiquiris etc) all for 2 CUCs each which are stronger than many places and about half the price of nearly everywhere else we visited. Soft drinks (Refrescos) were equally half the price of most other places as was the coffee one lunchtime when we just popped in for a drink by the icy blast from the air conditioning unit in the bar.
The interior of both bar and restaurant is much as you'd expect in a modern city bar. This place is mainly for Cubans (i.e. not a rip-off tourist trap) and they eat here in couples and as families.
The bar is not huge but is very low key, cool from the A/C, and very welcoming.
The gents' toilet (leading from the bar) is not the best, but the women's (from the restaurant) are better apparently. BYO tissues or pay a few cents for a sheet or 2 of loo roll.

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Thank FredWorcester
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