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La California Restaurant

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Street Crespo 55 betwen | Centro Habana, Havana 10200, Cuba
+53 7 8637510
00:00 - 23:59
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant set in the rather dilapidated district of Old Havana. Although not much to look at from the outside, the interior feels traditional Havanese with a little modern twist or two. Don't pass by on the bread basket - it is warm and delicious. We followed with two Cuban dishes - both were very good.... More 

Thank Juliet A
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

order a pizza each but could have just had one between the two of us it was so big.price was very good not expensive

Thank lillypad118
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We didn't find this place until a couple of days before we left Havana. It was one of the nicest places we found. The food was delicious. Reasonable prices. Our waitress was lovely too, we felt very welcome and well looked after.

Thank Mary M
Turin, Italy
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We have been advised on this restaurant by the owner of our Casa particular and we have been very pleased with the experience! We ate Cuban food, well prepared and more sophisticated than in other typical restaurant. Since we're italian we didn't tried pizza and pasta but the pizzaiolo worked many years in Italy and the focaccia was good.

Thank Chicca1483
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I was walking past this place in the search of some dinner and I checked the reviews on tripadvisor which looked really good. So I decided to go in. Biggest mistake of my life. Ok, maybe not but still... I ordered the spaghetti carbonara and an ice cream mikshake thinking it would be a milk shake (underlining milk) but when... More 

Thank Louisealmer
New Orleans
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I travel to Cuba often and have tried to eat at this restaurant on many occasions. It is on the tour bus list of restaurants. If you go when a tourist bus is parked outside you will not get served. However, if you go when it is empty, the service is good and the food above average. The beer is... More 

Thank gozzi
Lafayette, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

California is filled with whimsical art, great servers and some of the best food of any restaurant on the island. In a short trip of only five days, I started my visit and ended it with a trip to California.

Thank Lsides
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

The best food ever, very nice people and the place is very unique. We recommend this place. Our experience was fantastic

Thank coolmom1234
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156 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

La California is in the "El Solar" community restoration project in a 19th century restored colonial building. Each guest in our group was greeted with a Cuba Libre. We had a delightful pre-set menu with 2 pastas served family style and next a wonderful melt in your mouth pizza. It tasted like Italy. The surrounding tables were set with gorgeous... More 

Thank Hyflyingbee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

After walking a few hours at the Havana old town. Our tour guide took us to this restaurant for lunch. We preferred air conditioned room and was taken us to the second floor by the wine cellar. We had local beers like Crystals and Bucaneros. The bread and the Foccacia are very fresh and tasty. The foods are pretty good... More 

Thank Zhongjian

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Street Crespo 55 betwen | Centro Habana, Havana 10200, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8637510
Located in a farmhouse of the nineteenth century Restaurant - Bar "La California " just a few steps from Havana's waterfront and famous California sun , we have a traditional wood oven to provide an artisan flavor to our great variety of pizzas . Fresh pasta , Cuban and international cuisine in a colonial taste and elegant atmosphere with personalized service . Excellent wine cellar with over 50 references and staffed by professionals, where besides , Habanos lovers can enjoy fine cigars

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