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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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Weston, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very elegant elegant environment, with the waitresses very well trained and dressed!!! , very, very friendly too..., but very poor food quality!!!! we were a party of 5 and none of us were satisfied with our meal..., the pork , meat were very tough meat with no flavor !! , other meals were seafood but with very little flavor !!... More 

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Thank dviara6
Houston
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of Atmosphere in this place but you must make a reservation! The pork ribs are wonderful. Don't be confused by the neighborhood. The interior is wonderful. You will need to climb stairs.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our driver took us there - I guess to get a free lunch. Avoid by all means. No charm, no tasty food, unpleasant waitress who tells you that there is a 1h waiting time unless you take the dish of the day, VERY overpriced. Skip and enjoy a terrace in the old town instead.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a private Taxi to tour Havana and this restaurant was recommended by our guide because of its history for its history with dignitaries through out history. The entrance is a huge flight of stairs to get to the restaurant, no elevator. Western style atmosphere with waitresses dressed like our Hooters restaurant. It took a long time to get... More 

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Thank marabethle
Ottawa
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were brought there by a friendly jinitero as finding restaurants in this part of town is sort of coincidental - expensive, ordinary food, and closed in show à la Buena Vista - no big deal.

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Thank shaman01
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's very tourist and the food was the worse food I tried in Cuba. It's also over priced! I don't recommend this place! There are a lot better places to enjoy a Cuban show. The mojitos were horrible! Please do yourself a favor and stay away!

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Thank Reem K
San Antonio, Texas
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was the worst place we visited! It was recommended by our tour guide, they get money or meals for taking tourists to it. The restaurant is known for their show but we only went to it to eat. We ordered pork and it was dry and very poor presentation, the waitress asked if we wanted some fried plantain... More 

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Thank Diana M
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This had been described in a guide book as having a “candlelit countryside atmosphere” but it must have changed! This is a huge place with at least three separate restaurant areas that we could see. One is a set menu for over a hundred people with live entertainment. The second was also a large room, probably for accommodating large groups,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes it is a Havana Hooters but whats wrong with that...are server was fun once we got her to slow down our service while we waited to go in the social club...hind sight has it a better value would be to do the Bonavista Social Club tour with dinner included...doing it A la carte as we did cost a bit... More 

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Thank Ron6674
New York City
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Recommended by our Pedi-cab driver so we knew, when he accompanied us up to the restaurant, he was going to get in on the action. When we were given the menu, we knew we were right. The prices were double and triple the prices in the best restaurants we had already been to in Old Habana. It’s possible that they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
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
Description
Delicious cuban food, in a country side ambiented restaurant in the Havana

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?