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El Gijones

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Prado #309, Esquina Virtudes | Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
+53 5 8178778
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate dinner at this second floor restaurant and were bitterly disappointed. After ordering the local Cristal beer (it comes in cans, doesn't need any preparation other than bringing the can) and 35 minutes later we had not received them. We then noticed that the lady on the table next to us was telling her family not to eat the... More 

Thank NewcastleFoodie44
Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Came here for a late night dinner our first night in Havana and loved it. Fantastic service, great food, very affordable! 2 days later we came back again hoping for brunch but learned they only do lunch and dinner (they are open noon-midnight). It is on the second level so go up the spiral stairs and you'll find it on... More 

Thank Jen A
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is on the second floor of a building on Prado - make sure you go to the second, not third floor. It was recommended by our casa as an economical option, actually it's not cheap (main courses CUC15 and up) but the food was excellent, service very good and portions huge. All meals are served with rice, beans and... More 

Thank Julie C
Southport, North Carolina
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

I love this place it is in the Old American Club with carved state seals and elegant wood paneling. Great service and very good food at a reasonable price.

Thank Kip B
st helier
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126 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Just around the corner from the parque central hotel, on the 1st floor just before the atm machines heading towards the sea. Good honest Cuban food at a very reasonable price. All cocktails about €2 . I had the garlic prawns in sauce and they were just delicious. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank grimj03
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

The food here is very good especially the Ropa Vieja. The prices are very reasonable. But the service could use some improvement. The staff could be more attentive to the guest, I've been here multiple times and the are often more concerned with speaking among themselves. Ernesto is hands down the best waiter I the evenings, and Yasmani makes delicious... More 

1 Thank Tenacious C
Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at Gijones while we were in Havana. It was across the street from our hotel (in historic Havana) and recommended by our doorman when we asked about restaurants with Cuban food. The portions were large. The Beef Vieja was delicious and we had sautéed vegetables with it. Everything was very tasty, service was attentive and it... More 

1 Thank TyGor
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

This place is hidden up on a rokftop. Had to ask how to get in as you enter through a lift from the shop below. Amazing food at a great price. Lamb dish was big enough for a family of 4 !

Thank chris c
London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2015

When in Havana, I eat here 3 or more times a week - mostly for lunch as it's the same menu for lunch and dinner. The Gijones is actually on the middle floor (some of the people reviewing it seem to be confused with the Terraza on the top floor which is much more expensive). The portions are very generous... More 

1 Thank Habanera156
London, UK
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125 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

We stayed in the Iberostar Parque Central and night after night could see the bbq firing up from this venue across the road. After finding it on tripadvisor, on our last night, we decided to try the bbq restaurant on the top floor, we sat outside, which was nice with a breeze, rather than the cold air con inside. We... 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$ 10
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prado #309, Esquina Virtudes | Habana Vieja, Havana 10100, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 5 8178778
Havana Gourmet restaurants offer various dining and cultural one of the main streets of Havana options. In our building resides the American club, and our restaurant has several shields to confirm their presence. The building is home par excellence of an Asturian community of 35,000 members, but also distinguished by cultivating the art of cooking with restaurants of different nature: Havana Gourmet, La Xana and La Terraza, specializing in Cuban fusion food, Italian and grilled respectively. Rice, lasagna and fresh pasta, havana assortment, the slices of lamb with mustard and honey, leg of lamb chops, the malangon shrimp and octopus carpaccio and fish are some of the recommendations often held for the authenticity of the recipes and spectacular preparation, but customers can find in letters a range of proposals.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?