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La Guarida

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Caribbean, Latin, International, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene
"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.
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Caribbean, Latin, International, Cuban
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a bizarre location for such a good restaurant. Food was really great and the staff (Claudia) were fantastic. Like stepping back in time in a crumbling shell that was once a very grand building.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NatalieL438
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is much hyped (Virgin Atlantic who we flew in with even recommend it on their welcome to Cuba film), so this inevitably means it’s always booked out and may risk become a little lazy. We managed to grab a late lunch booking however...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank muffinOxford
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is a lot of hype about this place, although it is very good when we were there they were out of many of their main dishes. Bad luck I guess. However what we did order was very good. I would certainly go for the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank austin_and_inna
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to La Guarida 6 times over the last 7 years, and I've always been eager to return, but my most recent visit (January 2019) spoiled what is usually a pleasant experience. After being seated in a surprisingly half-empty restaurant (enough expanding already), despite...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank George H
Reviewed 2 days ago

In the heart of Havana , in a picturesque location there is a restaurant that no visitor should miss. La Guarida has all the elements to make you feel like part of an old black and white movie about Cuba. The building is an old...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank imre2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is probably the coolest venue in Havana. The design is simply breathtaking and the food was great (oxtail risotto melts in your mouth). For those who love taking photos, this is the place for you. Don't forget to go to the rooftop, it's so...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Hala A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had dinner at La Guarida with my husband. We ordered the suckling pig and oxtail Risotto. Both were good but not excellent. The ambience was superb though.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jade H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Every time we visit Habana, La Guarida is our splurge meal. Amazing Cuban cuisine and ambience. When you enter the relic building, you encounter a magnificent staircase that I’ve come to term our “staircase to heaven”. Heaven being the surprises that await you in La...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BarbThad
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would hold this place up to any restaurant and in the world! Incredible food, wonderful seamless, attentive service. Some very interesting and innovative dishes. Not cheap, but worth every peso...not outrageous though. The ambiance is wonderful but be prepared for a 3 story hike...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank travelermazatlan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fantastic. The rooftop bar serves awesome cocktails at reasonable prices. The food is also reasonably priced for what it is. It is world-class gourmet. We had an octopus tartar that is one of the best things I've ever had in my life....More

Date of visit: January 2019
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7 January 2019|
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Response from MohammedA689 | Reviewed this property |
My advice is to hire a cab from the hotel and arrange with him for drop and pick up as we did.The price is the same.
Emily H
4 September 2018|
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Response from redsoxfan22 | Reviewed this property |
I think you should be safe! I had a pork dish and my wife had the ropa vieja and both had no nuts. In general, I don't recall seeing nuts in many dishes throughout Cuba with the exception of desserts.
28 May 2018|
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Response from 61jamilar | Reviewed this property |
They also accept US. And credit cards
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