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“hoping for better”
Review of El Gijones

El Gijones
Ranked #235 of 817 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Cuban, Fusion
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This place was recommended by a tour guide, expectations were high, but ultimately disappointing. The menu reads well, sounds good, but the delivery was substandard. After this meal we decided only to eat in the evenings at Dona Eutimia. As we were constantly disappointed by these so called great restaurants in Havana.

Thank Ian S
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

Every moment we spent at El Gijones was perfect. We arrived and were greeted by the lively young and benevolent staff. They escorted us up to the restaurant and handed us over to the most kind-hearted, gentle, and attentive wait staff a traveler could ask for. The waiter showed us our table, but then asked if we would prefer the balcony. It was the perfect suggestion because the view was amazing and the atmosphere couldn't have been more intimate and romantic (if that is what you are looking for). We watched the sunset upon the bustling city and enjoyed a fantastic meal. The establishment's employees were agreeable and always willing to lend their opinion when asked. Their suggestions enhanced our dishes into a culinary delight. The meal was perfectly cooked and delicious. We loved every minute we were there, and our awesome waiter made sure that we were spectacularly taken care of.

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1  Thank Chad F
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Returned my now-favourite Havana paladar twice in one week during my May visit - first with a party of 8 and again with a group of 5. Located on Prado just before it opens up onto the square, this former businessmen's club offers a glimpse into Havana's past. The food is exceptional. Yummy must-have is still the beef with chocolate and blue cheese. Excellent, very professional service. Elegant surroundings. Muchas Gracias to Chef Lucio and magnificent staff - you outdo yourselves time and time again.

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1  Thank wendyholm
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

I enjoyed the octopus with mango. Also the spanish ham was amazing. Service was just right.

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Reviewed May 10, 2012

Great drinks, great food, nice room, wonderful range of rums for tasting. Keep this on your short list!

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1  Thank MoxieBoston
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