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La Giraldilla Restaurante & Tapas Bar

Calle Tacon # 16 E/ Oreilly y Empedrado, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8017331
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average1%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (16 reviews)
“chicken parm” (2 reviews)
“prawns” (4 reviews)
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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Spanish
$$ - $$$
Calle Tacon # 16 E/ Oreilly y Empedrado, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When in old Havana, everyone tries to get you into heir restaurant. The majority serves average food for average prices. We were pleasantly surprised with this nice place. Several floors up in an old Cuban city building, (no elevator so not for the unfit), very...More

Thank dutch_gooi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I ate here twice in August 2017, once for lunch as a party of four and once for dinner as a party of six. There was a thunderstorm the day we were there for lunch which was fantastic to watch from this restaurant with such...More

Thank lozcocky
Reviewed 22 June 2017

La Giraldilla is so good I'm suprised we weren't fighting for a table. The view is unbelievable, the room is classic Havana with tasteful antique furniture and appointments, the food is the equal of the best in town and the service was professional and friendly...More

Thank gwyneth m
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We meet meet friendly Alejandro in the street who explained to us about the great view the restuarant has and how the cannons going off at 9pm could be seen and heard very clearly from there The view was great, food excellent , staff friendly...More

Thank Laviniamw
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Andy was awesome since we meet him outside...he give us the best view by the little terrace,food was excellent, the best piña colado and mojito,good price ,very good service,a good price....we loved the place...

Thank Brenda M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The view from this place can't be beat. It was an awesome, quaint little place overlooking the fort. Lunch was pretty good - my group got a few plates and shared. Staff were nice but service was a little slow.

Thank J R
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This was my first meal in Cuba and it was great. Plenty of quality food, good drinks, a great view and friendly service.

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 5 March 2017

The climb to the third floor is so worth it. The view is fantastic, the food the best we tasted in Cuba, and a great price.

1  Thank Jamalov
alliobrien, Public Relations Manager at La Giraldilla Restaurante & Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hi Jamalov - Thank you so much for your kind review, and we're very pleased you had a wonderful meal at La Giraldilla. Have a great day!

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We just stumbled upon this restaurant...Everything was very good, the service was excelent and the food was great. At 9 PM we climbed on the roof to see( or hear actually ) the cannon firing. Very nice indeeed. Congrats ! Best daiqury I ever tasted...More

1  Thank Malin P
A G, Public Relations Manager at La Giraldilla Restaurante & Tapas Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Buenas Malin P - Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review and share with us what you loved about La Giraldilla! We are very grateful you found us, enjoyed the food and views, and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 February 2017

Went to this restaurant twice in our week in La Habana. First the rooftop which overlooks the city and where you can really feel the 9 pm canon blast. Secondly we ate in the first floor restaurant. The food was sensational (more lobster please) and...More

1  Thank Joanne M
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Moira S
25 March 2015|
Response from A G | Reviewed this property |
Hello! There is a large selection of meat dishes - pork, beef and chicken. All is made to order so you can definitely ask for fish to be substituted for meat, or choose one of the other meat dishes!
Moira S
25 March 2015|
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Response from Bo11ock | Reviewed this property |
Hi Moira, We went in November which isn't a busy time - we were 'touted' on the street and taken there and were the only diners but June may be busier. Not sure if there's an online menu either but there's a lot of seafood... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tacon # 16 E/ Oreilly y Empedrado, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8017331
Perched on the third floor of beautiful colonial building in Habana Vieja, La Giraldilla is a family-owned restaurant and tapas bar serving Cuban food featuring seafood, lobster, and small plates.
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