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Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana

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Calle M # 257 | 19 y 21 Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
+53 7 8312090
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

(Firstly it was the first night after Fidel death so news was coming out about an alcohol and music ban whilst the country mourned.) The restaurant is in a nice neighbourhood near the main hotel area by the Malecon. You walk into effectively a house with a lift (cool design plus lift lady) to the 5th floor to the restaurant.... More 

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United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had seen reviews on trip advisor but hadn't realised it was so near our hotel (NH Capri) We hadn't booked but they managed to fit us 4 in (it was very busy ) we didn;t get a table with a view but it was sunny and breezy and light in there. Small but beautifully and simply decorated and very... More 

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Montreal, Quebec
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The place on the top of a small residential building 5 min walk from the hotel nacional has view to die for and a small bar terrace balcony where you could have your cuba libre or moojito looking at downtown havana from a bird view .. the tables are confortable its a small place where the food is good and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I do not know what some people are looking for. This was the best meal we had in Havana and certainly the best beef on the island. Great antipasti starter and great fillet beef. Superb with service to match. We ate here 3 times.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is really fun. On the top floor of a residential building in a quiet side street. We were shown to a small table in the corner, a spot light shining in our faces, right between two big tables occupied by a group of travelers enjoying their last night with speeches, etc. Only after serious protest and threatening to... More 

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this review

Many thanks for your opinion, I remember you on that night. You had reserved personally. I should like to apologize because I did not thought that the group was a little noisy. We were finally able to accommodate you in a very nice table and I personally was supervising you all night. We hope you return to visit us, it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner on the terrace overlooking the city. The ambience is great. The restaurant is clean and well appointed. The food was excellent.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion. We look forward to your early visit and appreciate your recommendations. It will be a pleasure to receive you when you return. Regards More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been there a few times, in 2016 in May and giving another chance in October, I have to admit that the terace is lovely and nice (if you are able to get a table out there), but the menue and quality of food is on a low level compared to other paladares. It dropped over the last few years... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fixed menu so my options were limited, but the ambiance, service and meal were very good. It was our first night in Havana and it was a great introduction to Cuban food. The food in Cuba tends to be very salty but if you ask for your meal without salt they are very accommodating.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion. We are glad to read beautiful comments about our place. We appreciate your hightly recomendation. All the staff are very grateful for your comment and send you greetings! We work on the basis to achieve this satisfaction in each client and read so many compliments satisfies us. We look forward to your early... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You would never know this restaurant was there as it is on the 7th floor of a block of apartments. When you arrive in the old lift it opens out to a quaint restaurant which serves delightful food. The Mojito was strong and delicious as was the food. Highly recommend the mixed plate starter.

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your opinion. We are glad to read beautiful comments about our place. We appreciate your hightly recomendation. All the staff are very grateful for your comment and send you greetings! We work on the basis to achieve this satisfaction in each client and read so many compliments satisfies us. We look forward to your early... More 

Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved everything about Cafe Laurent - the quirky elevator with attendant, the great food and drinks and the excellent service provided by the staff. I had reserved a table before arriving in Cuba and was very impressed how quickly and efficiently my booking was dealt with via their Facebook page. We were seated at a corner table for 2... More 

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Lorenzo N, Propietario at Restaurante Paladar Cafe Laurent Habana, responded to this review

We are thankful for your opinion.Our rooftop is ideal to take some delicious mojitos that prepares our Champion bartender and Tasted our delicious Cousine prepared by The exceptional Cheff boths winners of several awards. We appreciate your high recommendation. We are waiting your next visit anytime and will be glad to receive you. See you soon. Best Regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle M # 257 | 19 y 21 Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8312090
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.

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