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Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana

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Calle M # 257 | 19 y 21 Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
+53 7 8312090
12:00 - 00:00
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Hoeilaart, België
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

for the first time in 10 days my order did not meet the usual head shaking and "no hay" I had experienced in all other restaurants. We visited Cafe Laurent at lunch, the view was really nice and the ropa vieja came in a modern version and was excellent. Very kind personnel. Yes, do go there. It's the modern Havana,... More 

Thank EllyuitHoeilaart
The Netherlands
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156 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Café Laurent is a good option for lunch or dinner near the Malecon and hotel Nacional. I had the salad Laurent and a gazpacho for lunch: good quality. The restaurant is on the 6th floor of an appartment building with reasonable views, also of the sea. If you want a really tremendous view go to the La Torre restaurant on... More 

Thank Schreuder
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we ate at Laurent -- the first as part of a group tour. The view from a beautiful balcony in Vedado is terrific looking straight down La Rampa towards the Malecon. The food, mostly seafood, is not Michelin quality, but it is fresh, well presented and quite good. Expect to spend about $125-150 for 4... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful little restaurant with a great view. Great place to cool down on the extra hot days. The staff was friendly and helpful, even recommending a bar to visit after dinner.

Thank Joakim T
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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246 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to other good (and some not good restaurants) in Havana. But this was by far the best... Located on the top floor of a residiential building, with a terrace... Food was excellent (I have not tried La Guarida, which supposedly is very good).. and will not disappoint!

Thank mahme
Paris, France
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117 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal at Cafe Laurent. The elevator to the top is fun! The food is well prepared and varied, particularly if you like salads which are not so easy to find in Habana restaurants. It has a great view of the Vedado neighborhood. Service is pleasant and friendly.

1 Thank Adelina99
Caterham, Surrey
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an excellent restaurant, fantastic seafood and superb service. It is a private restaurant which is on the 4th floor of a half disused apartment block.It has great atmosphere and cosy. 10 friends went on our first night having just arrived at our hotel after a long flight at 10pm Cuba time. They were so helpful and accommodating and... More 

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Paris, France
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps it was an off night for the restaurant, but we had a poor meal at Laurent in Havana and overall a disappointing evening. The evening started badly with us arriving at the same time as a bus load of American tourists - not that Americans or Tourists are bad, it's just that a restaurent has to have a certain... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything we ordered for lunch was fantastic: gazpacho, grilled shrimp...even the warm, crusty bread was the best we had in Havana. The views were stunning.

1 Thank nikstr
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't go wrong in this tucked away restaurant on the 4th floor of an apartment building. The windows have been thrown open to the most beautiful breezes and views of the ocean. The drinks are great and the food was delicious!

Thank Kelly C

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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, Seafood, Cuban, Caribbean, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle M # 257 | 19 y 21 Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8312090
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.

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