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El Guajirito

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Calle Zulueta # 658 | La Habana Vieja, Cuba., Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 7 8622760
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this so called restaurant on a day trip to Havana, which was recommended by one of the entertainment staff we got friendly with at our hotel. His wife was the 'tour guide'. There was 12 of us in total..we were seated by the 'tour guide' who then disappeared for the full 2 hours that we were in this... More 

Thank Danielle T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a Buena Vista Social Club show/dinner scene where you can have a decent meal and listen to the music of the prior mentioned. They serve good Mojitos and other local beverages. Do not expect great service from the pretty waiters they are their as part of the show.

Thank Federico P
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for authentic Cuban food in Havana and our guide pointed us in this direction. Guides will take you here namely because a) commissions and b) free food (for them). The ticket was heavy for two people having a meal of rice and beans each and two drinks (roughly $75) but Havana is expensive that way for tourists.... More 

Thank lrojeda
Province of Vicenza, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the food is good is not a good reason to keep the money of the touris who was accompanied for a guide here! The Restaurant offer a show of baile too, the service have a particular dress, but the account at the end is too much expensive and the guide gain 20/30 dollar up then us.

Thank s_lovisetto
London, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We we're brought to "El Guajirito" by our - commission earning - tour guide and let's just say you won't find any locals here! Some would consider this a tourist trap and to be honest it probably is. Well, there's no denying prices are extortionate, but being fair the food was actually pretty good and they did lovely mojitos. Be... More 

Thank Iain73
St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and my girlfriend ate here late September. It was recommended by our classic car English guide on a day tour from Havana. I quickly realized it was a scam when the driver and guide emerged from the downstairs about ten minutes after we had, putting money in their pockets, clearly a percentage of our bill. The food and atmosphere... More 

Thank chrisantle1
Hemet, California
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

First night in Havana and we got a recommendation to eat dinner here. Very good service, they also have servers that speak English. Appetizers were good, drinks and foot good. Attentive service. The outside of the building is deceiving, you wouldn't expect the restaurant to be so beautiful!! Note it is up a couple flights of stairs. Don't know if... More 

Thank DebbieVerde
Nassau, New Providence Island
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went here to celebrate our anniversary with dinner and a show. This place far exceeded our expectations. The food was great and the salsa show was fantastic. We enjoyed how they included the guests in their acts. On my next visit I will definitely be going back. It was worth the price.

Thank mamab527
Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

They sell you the Buena vista social club – at least that is what the flyer says. Of course you don’t expect the original Buena vista social club, but ... it is not the same. The music is good – it’s Cuban music, it can only be good. The artists are good (check out the drummer !!!), the food is... More 

Thank Doina L
Eduardo B, Director de Relaciones Públicas at El Guajirito, responded to this review

Esteemed Mrs; Doina L Desenzano del Garda, Italia Many thanks for your opinion written in this report. We really appreciate your consideration regarding to the Show and the food but kindly would like to set clear that we have never said that we are The Buenavista Social Club or The AfroCuban All Stars. If you kindly look in our flyer... More 

Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I was there with a bigger group, we only paid for the drinks as we had dinner elsewhere. The food looked decent, but I usually prefer not to combine things. I would rather eat in a specialized restaurant and enjoy a drink and a show somewhere else. The experience here was better than expected. The show, the singers, the dancers,... More 

Thank AlinaDragomir

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Zulueta # 658 | La Habana Vieja, Cuba., Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8622760
Delicious cuban food, in a country side ambiented restaurant in the Havana

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