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Old man sweeping in Havana

Sweeping the streets of Havana

Even with a capital in crumbles the inhabitants all pitch in to keep the streets clean. Take a stroll early in the morning and you’ll see plenty of people doing their part in sweeping the streets and sidewalks.

Pelicans at El Malecón

Pelicans at El Malecón

Visiting both Mexico and Cuba provides many interesting experiences for a European. One of the things we don’t see in Europe, but that we continuously saw during our two weeks in Mexico and Cuba, were the majestic pelicans. Few birds…

50's car in front of mural in Havana

50’s car in front of mural

As everyone knows, Havana is full of American cars from the 50’s. Lots of more modern cars exists as well, but the old ones are clearly more photogenic than Renaults from the 80’s and contribute to a positive feedback loop…

La Guarida review

La Guarida is one of the older paladares in Havana, being established in 1996, and definitely the one leading the new wave of privately run hospitality establishments that shows what Cuba could be. Semi-rustic food and drinks, which are probably…

Food at La Guarida

The food at La Guarida

Compared to the vast majority of Cuban restaurants, La Guarida shows skill in their cooking and a rare ability to both get ahold of ingredients and use them to their full potential. By international standards the cuisine is quite rustic,…

Entering La Guarida

Entering La Guarida

Just like the roads into the neighbourhood area where La Guarida is situated, the staircases up to the third floor are not exactly what you’d expect. When we were there, the first and second floor were going through some renovations,…

Dining room at La Guarida

Dining room at La Guarida

The dining rooms of La Guarida are spread across several areas, both indoor and outdoor on the terraces. The walls of this room was filled with pictures of visitors, quite narrow and tight but still with a warm and genuine…

La Guaridas roof-top bar

La Guaridas roof-top bar

This almost feels like giving up a well kept secret, but the roof-top bar of La Guarida really is a hidden gem. The restaurant itself is mentioned in many Havana restaurant reviews, both for being one of the best restaurants…

La Guarida

Although one of the older paladares, being established in 1996, La Guarida is definitely the one leading the new wave of privately run hospitality establishments that shows what Cuba could be. Semi-rustic food and drinks, which are probably the best…

Streets of Havana

Walking to La Guarida

You might think that one of Havana’s best restaurants is located in a nice looking, fancy neighbourhood, like how Hotel Saratoga have views overlooking the magnificent El Capitolio. But no, not really. La Guarida is technically a “paladares restaurant”, meaning…