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“Great food, good view”

Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana
Ranked #38 of 839 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fusion
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Café Laurent is a paladar located on the roof of a building in the Vedado section of Havana, just three blocks from the Hotel Nacional. There is an elevator. The food is good and plentiful. My wife had shrimp; I chose fish. The meal was accompanied by a large appetizer plate with fish, sausage and several other samplers. You have a nice view of the area, right down to the sea. The service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Thanks for sharing your opinions with the world's travelers. It has been a pleasure to serve in our restaurant. We hope to return to Cuba to stop to visit us again, a taste will back to you to attend. thanks

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

This restaurant is part of what's great about the new and emerging Cuba. Set in the penthouse of a residential apartment block. You only know it's there due to the host on the street to guide you in to the lift. It has cute balconies with sweeping views over Havana and the decor inside is really imaginative and cutting edge, you could be in Sydney, New York etc
The menu again surpasses itself with of course a lot of langostine to choose from plus a whole lot of other dishes. Care has been taken with the menu and the over all experience with professional waiters makes it a thoroughly enjoyable evening and a must if your visiting Havana.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Thanks for sharing your opinions with the world's travelers. It has been a pleasure to serve in our restaurant. We hope to return to Cuba to stop to visit us again, a taste will back to you to attend. thanks

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Like many places in Havana you need to look up as restaurants and bars are often on the top floor, so even though we were looking for this place we could easily have missed it. Anyway, we were so glad we didn't as the food, service & atmosphere were top notch. Would highly recommend. Near the Nacional. Very clean facilities.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Thanks for sharing your experience in our restaurant with other world travelers, it is very important to know that our customers have felt the visit to our house. We expect that Cafe Laurent is an obligatory step when you return to Havana, with pleasure we wait

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

The restaurant is in a great spot near Hotel Nacional, so if you're staying there it's the perfect location if you only want a short walk. The staff were friendly and the view is good, if you get a seat outside it's a lovely spot but the food is very average. The starter of Ceviche I had was nice (huge) but for the main I had lobster and it really didn't taste fresh (strange for Cuba) and it was really quite tough/chewy and generally over cooked. My partner had the croquettes, some of which were fish yet he had ordered the meat version. It wasn't awful but I definitely wouldn't bother going back with the other fantastic options we found, there was really no need.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Thanks for sharing your experience in our restaurant with other world travelers, is very imporatnte know that our customers have felt ne lavisita to our house. His criticisms have been analyzed by our team, our products are fresh but certainly you rightly felt no fresh lobster, which was the result of overcooked, fully human mistake like the mistake in the order of croquettes house.
you receive our apologies, evil deeds only corrects daily work to avoid having to apologize for faciilmente avoidable errors. Receive our thanks againDeshacer cambiosAlpha

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Yes, this is Cuba, and this is La Habana and this is an excellent restaurant, by any standards.

The food, fresh, original, inventive, meticulously prepared.
The ambiance, respectful, romantic, friendly, casual, business like. No drunks or loud music.
The prices. Very reasonable considering the return on investment. Hard to find a better place in La Habana.

So, with all fo the above, what is not to like. Definitely give it a try! I can assure you that you will, like me, go again and again and again.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Sr has been a pleasure to welcome you again in our restaurant, the opinions of our customers are of vital importance to our team. Your comment requires us to ensure that each customer as you return once again and you repeat it so even though your last visit chessecake and missed the lemon tart, anyway hope you have tested the new desserts we have included in our carte menu. Thanks again

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