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La Cocina de Lilliam Restaurant

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Calle 48 No. 1311 | Entre 13 y 15. Miramar, Playa., Havana, Cuba
+53 7 2096514
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Havana, Cuba
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is this what it’s like dining in Paradise? Enter through the lush garden, enjoy opulent service and have a meal that I bet will be one of your favourite memories from Havana.

Thank myCubanjourney
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstable I have to say that food here is fantastic but service is not so great. After waiting 1 hour and half for the food, they brought me the plate with a different presentation that I was waiting for. When I asked why it was like that, they said that it was always presented like that, when in fact, it... More 

1 Thank Eric L
Killington, Vermont
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were fortunate enough to enjoy dinner at La Cocina de Lilliam, on a night while Lilliam was recuperating from a broken leg! The meal was, nonetheless, excellent. Chef Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre was our host and we enjoyed the table immensely as we chatted with Guillermo and his family. No AC, but we had a lovely breeze and... More 

1 Thank Keithus
New Orleans, Louisiana
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

After eating way too much for several days but needing something before the Tropicana show, we chose this wonderful paladar and were not disappointed. It was a 20 CUC ride from the Hotel Nacional, maybe 15 minutes. We ordered 5 or 6 sides and split a bottle of wine for four of us. The bill was 74 CUC and we... More 

1 Thank Carrie B
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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158 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The food here is quite good and the live goldfish in a goblet served with the fish dish got a laugh. The garden is a bit kitschy for my tastes. Prices are on the high side and made worse by adding 10 percent to the bill... not for service but for Tax. This is not a common practice in Cuba.

Thank RobinThom
Ciudad de la Habana Province, Cuba
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is my second meal at La Cocina de Lilliam. The place is always beautiful, service is good, but the meal choice was MUCH BETTER. Last time I ordered Ropa Vieja, which was good, but this time I ordered the Pulpo al Ajillo with Boniato and it was supreme!!

1 Thank Carmen L
Melbourne Australia
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568 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a top end paladar in the (once) fancy area of Playa-Miramar. Its set in a lush garden with a fish pond. The menus is Cuban with plenty of fish and seafood. I enjoyed the paella. Prices are higher than paladares in Vedado and Centro Havana, a reflection, perhaps, of the place's longstanding reputation and setting.

1 Thank MelbourneOztraveller
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Cool place with an impressive garden with lush tropical plants. Here you can taste some traditional Cuban dishes like shredded stewed meat. Pretty relaxing setting, and you feel a little bit removed from the hustle and bustle

Thank Jonesie81
Mexico City, Mexico
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Both international and Cuban food are excellent. The lobster in white sauce is outstanding. Grilled fish fillet is decorated with a live small fish. Prices seem high, but the taste worth it. Negative aspect is no A/C

Thank Juan Angel H
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This was recommended to us and took a little while to find but it was worth it. Food was excellent and varied but we had the seafood. Lovely garden setting with statues and fountains with lots of greenery about. Apparently Jimmy Carter visited here on his visit to Cuba. Well worth a visit.

Thank Jackie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 48 No. 1311 | Entre 13 y 15. Miramar, Playa., Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: +53 7 2096514

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