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La Guarida

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Concordia. No. 418 | Gervasio y Escobar, Havana 10700, Cuba
+53 7 8669047
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:45
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:45
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fusion like Cuban food is the menu here. Place have a historical stairway that contain some phrases of Fidel himself. One of the most famous Paladares in La Havanna. Price is a little high, but tha ambience, service and presentation of the dishes make it worth it.

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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walk through an apartment building which seems about to collapse and having to go up 3 floors to reach the good quality restaurant. Good food and ambiance. Nice roof top bar. Great tourist spot. Try it!

Thank Am M
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the place and the people working there. Everybody is very nice and they try hard to make you feel and be happy and comfortable. Good food and drinks. Good selection of wines etc... A place to go back, ayes, yes....

Thank Elsa M
Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A friend suggested we email and book before we left, and I'm pleased we did. Not only was the food delicious, the service was attentive and well informed and the space - well, the space is an event in itself. So much beauty and character. We arrived early and had a drink upstairs on the roof terrace which was a... More 

Thank cloeyhome
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On November 8 we had a reservation for 9:15 pm at that place Despite 3 months prior request (party of 3) per mail we still could not get our 8 pm slot. The restaurant is a bit hard to find in the dark, Havanna Centro in most parts is a 3rd world area. The menu represents a rather small selection... More 

Thank manfredmetzger
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111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Entry to this restaurant is through a derelict building and up three floors to the restaurant. It's out of a surreal movie. Dusty, crumbling brick and broken stair cases till you get to the top. Then an old world restaurant opens up in front of you. Beautiful! Food fantastic, Caesar salad table side, great service, great attitude. No ac so... More 

Thank croakies
Peachtree City, Georgia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

La Guarida was highly recommended so we wanted to try it. It was a bit intimidating upon arrival as it is not well marked and walking up the grand staircase through what appears to be rental apartments seemed odd. But, the view and outdoor dining is a spectacular experience in Havana. The restaurant was very busy with a private party... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to this restaurant.booking a table was very professional and staff on arrival are really welcoming. Start with a drink on the rooftop terrace then enjoy a lovely meal in the restaurant. menu choice and quality of food very good. One of two Havana favourites

Thank Martin D
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had been warned not to to be surprised by the outside - the building is under major repair. Four flights of stairs to the spectacular roof top bar - be there for sunset- and then dinner on the terrace. Must book ahead and there are two sittings. Naturally very popular but worth it for the whole story.

Thank pollyannaSydney
Pittstown, NJ
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

La Guarida is in a building that must have been magnificent back in the day. Seems to be in a slow process of restoration. Climbed the four floors to the bar. Drinks were fantastic and the bar staff were very personable. Taken to our table and the service was a bit colder and less responsive. Asked for another set of... More 

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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
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Caribbean, Latin, International, Spanish, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:45
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Concordia. No. 418 | Gervasio y Escobar, Havana 10700, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8669047
"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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?