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Review of Gourmet Havana

Gourmet Havana
Ranked #700 of 844 Restaurants in Havana
Price range: $0 - $19
Cuisines: Barbecue, Cuban, Italian, Fusion
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Desde su construccion en 1772, el Paseo del Prado descollo como una de las arterias mas vitales de la capital cubana, por la intensa vida sociocultural que se desarrollo a lo largo de su extension y en sitios aledanos. Todavia hoy alberga inmuebles de gran valor patrimonial en perfectas condiciones. En una esquina de Prado sobresale por su esplendor el edificio de la Federacion de Asociaciones Asturianas de Cuba, que en la actualidad privilegia el rescate y promocion de las tradiciones de esa comunidad espanola. El edificio es hogar por excelencia de una comunidad asturiana de 35 mil miembros, pero tambien se distingue por cultivar el arte culinario, con restaurantes de distinta naturaleza: Havana Gourmet, La Xana y La Terraza, especializados en comida cubana fusion, italiana y a la brasa, respectivamente. Los arroces, la lasagna y las pastas frescas, el surtido havana, las lonjas de cordero a la mostaza y miel, la pierna de cordero a la brasa, el camaron malangon y el carpaccio de pulpo y pescado son algunas de las recomendaciones que suelen realizarse, por la autenticidad de las recetas y su espectacular preparacion, pero los clientes pueden descubrir en las cartas un amplio abanico de propuestas. El animado centro social incluye las ofertas del bar oviedo, ambientado con toneles a modo de taberna, y del bar Asturias, donde cada noche, excepto el domingo, se presenta un musico o grupo de trova, jazz o salsa, para disfrutar de un momento grato en pareja, con amigos o familia. Un area de fumadores y una cafeteria de alimentos ligeros completan la instalacion, como garantia de variedad y maximo confort. No en vano, el chef ejecutivo, Jose Rey Hernandez (Pepe), asegura que en los tres pisos existe una variedad de servicios suficiente como para satisfacer los deseos y demandas mas diversos.
Reviewed August 27, 2014

Truly pleasant surprise. We were fortunate to find fine dining each day we were there. Our hotel the Melia Cohiba was also on the list for great food. Maybe we were lucky, maybe having a local friend helped or a combination of both.
Good tasting and well-presented food is out there.
Please don't judge Cuban food from a resort buffet.

Thank george m
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Carlos A, Gerente at Gourmet Havana, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2014

Thank you very much for your comment. We are glad that you have felt well in our restaurant. Really you are lucky having dined at our restaurant, and we hope to see you soon.

Best regards
Manager
Complex Havana Gourmet

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Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

First of all, this place is a bit confusing.

There could very well be other reviews under a different name in TA.

The fact is this is a COMPLEX of 3 restaurants and 3 bars in the same building under the "Havana Gourmet" flag.

The main floor has a little coffee shop next to the entrance and La Xana (name of an Asturian goddess) restaurant.

My review is focused on this particular restaurant since I ate there twice in my recent trip.

Decoration and ambiance are exceptional. Service is good but lacks the charisma present in other area restaurants. A few more smiles would go a long way.

Surprisingly for an "Asturian" restaurant, one full side of their menu is dedicated to pizza and pasta. I had both and they were fantastic.

Pizza was a very good size and was available in thin or reg crust. Variety of offerings and also the option to create your own for a base price (cheese pizza) of $2.99 CUC and ingredients ranging from $.70-2 CUCs ea.

The average price is $4.95 and the quality was remarkable.

Second visit I had the "sea fruit" gnocchi, which for $4.95 was a fantastic value. LOTS of lobster chunks and shrimp! Sauce was excellent too.

Drinks are all priced reasonably.

All in all a perfect choice close to the Plaza Central and right smack on beautiful Prado.

Will definitely go back on a future trip.

2  Thank TolouseKytzia
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Carlos A, Gerente at Gourmet Havana, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2014

We want to thank you on behalf of our collective your opinion on this network of travelers from around the world, which is very important to us ... We are very happy to know that you felt comfortable in our restaurant, and you liked the service we provide, and above all ... you want to return soon. It will always be honored to receive you, and give you a warm welcome with a big smile, which you are entitled ....

Best regards
anager
Complex Havana Gourmet

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Reviewed June 5, 2017
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Reviewed November 14, 2016
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Reviewed November 6, 2016
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