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“One of the good ones!”

Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana
Ranked #92 of 902 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Fusion
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Dined with my son while visiting Havana. This was the best meal we had. The food is full of flavor and presented very well. Great ambiance with views of El Malecon. We chose to sit outside and enjoy the sunset. The cool breeze was perfect. The main entree arrived quickly, unfortunately the rice and beans were a bit delayed which is why I could not give the review a 5 star. We were pretty much done when it arrived. Still great flavor. The drinks were good as was the service. Easy to find and walking distance from Hotel Nacional de Cuba. If you are looking for a great dinner, do not hesitate to dine here.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Dear Diane, we are very sorry for your mishap, we will look for the causes and we will eradicate them. It is not common for something like that to happen, it surprises us. We appreciate your choice and criteria. I wish he gave us a second chance. We will give you a new sunset.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018

We've this Paladar on our list and we went just before we did the sunset drink on Hotel Nacional (btw, if you would like you can do this, it's worth a try, nothing fancy). It's situated in a nice area with a lot of villas and this at top floor, more or like like a roof-top bar. The view is outstanding, especially if you get the right table over the sunset. The staff is very polite and they ensure that your stay there is OK. The menu has a lot of variety and the portions are more than OK. The drinks are again top-notch so you will definitely want to visit this Paladar.

The food is tasty and you cannot wish more, if you are going first in other places around Havana (if you know what I mean).

The prices are maybe a little bit higher than in other places around Havana, but with 55 CUC's 2 persons with a starter and main course + 4 drinks but it worth it without any other word.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Thanks for your praiseworthy opinion. It's a pleasure that you liked it. We remain at your disposal, whenever you like!

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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We visited for a friends birthday. A ver special place easy walking distance from Hotel National. Covered penthouse great views. Seated 13 easily. Great international style menu. Plenty of starters Greek salads etc. Gin and tonic to die for. White and red wine. I had the prawns came sizzling to the table. No complaints. In situated in one of the beautiful old houses previous to 1959 occupied by sugar or rum producers.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thanks for your praiseworthy opinion. It's a pleasure that you liked it. We remain at your disposal, whenever you like!

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Went to this place as it was close to where we were staying in Havana. The ambience is excellent with cool evening breeze. Food was very tasty but small portion sizes meant we ended up ordering more food which added to the cost.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

We regret not having pleased your expectations. We appreciate your opinion and we will keep it in mind. Best regards

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We decided to try cafe Laurent on our last night in Havana and really enjoyed it. Just a short stroll from hotel Nacional, we were greeted by a member of their staff at the roadside, another member of staff escorted us in the lift & we also received a warm welcome up in the fourth flour where the restaurant is located. We hadn’t booked and there were no available tables on the balcony; but given that it was such a hot evening we chose to sit on the stools on the side balcony & really enjoyed the view. The mixed starter shared plate was amazing. My husband ordered the lobster tail which was huge. It would have benefited from some sauce. I had the fish in green salsa which was nice. I ordered a side portion of malanga for $3 cuc for us to share, but was a bit disappointed to find a small scoop under my fish.

All in all the cocktails were really good & the service was excellent. The food was the best we had in Havana.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

It was a pleasure to receive you. We appreciate your recommendation and we wait for you again when you like. See you soon!!!

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