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La Giraldilla Restaurante Tapas Bar

#147 of 690 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
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Calle Tacon # 16 E/ Oreillyy Empedrado, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8660031
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We decided to eat here when we were found that there was a wide range of choice for my wife who is a strict vegetarian. The location is lovely as it is adjacent to the entry to the old port with balcony seating to enable you to make the most of the views & hear the firing of 9 o'clock... More 

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Thank pauldmiller
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

One of the staff in Placa de armas recommended this place for the view to see the cannon fire at 9pm, not particularly hungry we decided to get a share platter for two which was just enough, the food was lovely and the view on the upper terrace was amazing, a little tired looking up there but very clean and... More 

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Redondo Beach, CA
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

One of the friendlier street touts we encountered recommended his paladar restaurant when we were visiting the Castillo de la Real Fuerza, so when our first choice for dinner was booked, we walked back to the Castillo and found La Giraldilla. We ate on the rooftop four flights up and it was a very nice setting. Although the service was... More 

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Thank RedondoJim
Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Although a little hard to encounter, this restaurant has amazing views of the old fort and bay, as well as the dancing woman it's named after - la giraldilla. We ate delicious seafood, rice, beans, and flan all prepared with local flavor. The mojitos were strong and delicious, and the hosts and waitstaff were quick and super friendly. Loved it!

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Thank alliobrien
Yass, Australia
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

What a great little place! We were approached on the street by a tout from this place, and as we had no other dinner plans, thought "why not". it was a little walk from where we were, but the location is perfect, right next to the old city fort and across from the Cabana and Christo on the other side... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We found this place by pure chance. It's off the beaten track so it's not easy to spot. Furthermore, because it's on the upper floors, you have to go up a set of stairs which might make you think you might have misread the sign - "maybe there is no restaurant up here?!" When you get to the restaurant you... More 

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Thank Lorenza B
Quebec
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We visited this place late at night and asked to eat on the roof, where they have some tables , the service was very good, very tasty food but best of all was the view from this place , we were surrounded by colonial buildings of Old Havana , in front of us El Castillo del Morro , La Giraldilla... More 

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Thank rcpm1
Mainz, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Excellent food, great cocktails, perfect service, beautiful view! The lobster is very tasteful and served very attractively!

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Thank deimler
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Even though the entry is a little "hole in the wall", the restaurant is wonderful. You should be aware that is is 3 flights of stairs to get to it. We ate on the patio and the view of the bay was spectacular, as was the weather. The food was fresh and extremely well prepared. The prices are so reasonable... More 

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Thank Wally P
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We had met the English speaking " salesman" on O'Reilly street.Took a chance and glad we did.Had a great table on the rooftop overlooking the city.I I had the three Cuban Ladies,shrimp lobster and fish.Served with a lovely Mango Salsa.Good night had by all.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Seafood, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tacon # 16 E/ Oreillyy Empedrado, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 8660031

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?