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“So good we went two days in a row.”
Review of La Guarida

La Guarida
Ranked #25 of 790 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Cuban, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: "It's the most famous of Havana's Paladares" New York Times, August 2002. "The greatest and most magical is La Guarida, so magical that it is temting to protect it by witholding its address" The Guardian, February 2001. "The city's best restaurant....La Guarida is the hardest table to reserve on the island this remains the hippest best restaurant in Havana" Cigar Aficionado, June 2001.
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“So good we went two days in a row.”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

In the sheer enjoyment of finding a restaurant with good food my wife and I went here two days in a row. At first we were a bit dubious as it doesn't look like much from the outside, however, the further up we went up the stairs the more promising it became. The warm greeting we received upon entering gave us that much wanted "warm and fuzzy" feeling too. Lovely restaurant with a cosy and homely feel. The food is very good, providing a good selection very well prepared. Friendly, knowledgable, helpful and prompt service. Even if you only spend a day in Havana, this restaurant is a must.

Visited June 2014
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“Stylish Restaurant”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Good food in astylish environment in Miramar. Loved the food and atmosphere. Not a cheap place to eat but well worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A gem in Havana”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

After staying 3 days in Havana and finding nowhere which served decent food we were absolutely delighted to discover this place after being recommended it by our Casa owner.

My girlfriend is a vegetarian and the menu's in Cuba don't really understand the meaning of this!

However, at La Guarida they had an adequate selection of vegetarian meals and the ones picked were enjoyed greatly.

It was easily the best meal we had in Havana (although that's not saying much!). The setting and ambiance even better than the food.

  • Visited June 2014
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Athens, Greece
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

La Guarida is a Cuban restaurant and is located in a classic neighborhood.
In the second floor of an old crumbling mansion this restaurant offers high quality food and service.
The atmosphere and the interiors are stunning.
Approximatelly 20-25$ per person.

  • Visited June 2014
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Antwerp, Belgium
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“Best experience ever”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

You have to visit this restaurant! The building is incredible.
Incredible the contrast between the poor men on the street and the wealth you get in the restaurant. Decadent, but affordable and simply the best food you will get in Havana!

Visited April 2014
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