La Guarida is a Paladar located in Havana owned and run by Enrique Nuñez and his wife Odeisys. The paladar is one of the oldest in Cuba having been opened in the 90´s and staying permanently open throughout all these years. Besides the excellent food on offer, ranging from the classic Rice & Black Beans synonymous with Cuba to more exotic dishes, La Guarida will definitely please any palate.
Amongst famous visitors, who´s images appear to be strewn about all of the walls, you´ll be dining in the place frequented by the likes of Beyonce Knowles, Bill Murray, Sean Penn, James Caan & Jay-Z, all of whom have dined at this restaurant.
La Guarida Paladar is also famous in Cuban popular culture due to it having been the central film location of the Cuban movie Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry & Chocolate) directed by the critically acclaimed directors Tomás Gutiérrez Alea y Juan Carlos Tabío.
This is an elegant Paladar in Havana in an ideal setting, although rather expensive compared to others, the visit is well worth it after sampling the special cuisine which will surprise the most exigent clients.
The La Guarida name originates from a series on Brasilian TV and a colloquial slang term to designate private cuban restaurants.
Opened in July, 1996 at a fabulous building dating from the early 20th Century, the exclusive atmosphere will certainly have you longing to return to this luxury privately owned Cuban restaurant called La Guarida.