Paladar la Guarida
Good for: Romance, atmosphere, food, service, movie lovers
Not good for: Feeling safe
- Concordia No 418 btwn Gervasio & Escobar
- 07 866-9047
- noon-3pm & 7pm-midnight
Lonely Planet review for Paladar la Guarida
Located on the top floor of a spectacularly dilapidated Havana tenement, La Guarida's lofty reputation rests on its movie-location setting (Fresa y chocolate was filmed in this building) and a clutch of swashbuckling newspaper reviews (including the New York Times and the Guardian). The food, as might be expected, is up there with Havana's best, shoehorning its captivating blend of Nueva Cocina Cubana into dishes such as sea bass in a coconut reduction, and chicken with honey and lemon sauce. Reservations required.