Havana Restaurants


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  • Ahh the smell of plantains, seafood, rice, beans and spices of Cuba! The restaurants in Havana can fulfill your need for delicious Cuban and Caribbean fare like no place else. The international influences on Cuban cuisine can best be felt in Havana, the country's most international city---everything from Chinese to Middle Eastern food can be had in Havana's restaurants. The biggest distinction in Cuban restaurants is between tourist-centered restaurants and so-called peso restaurants. Tourist restaurants accept CUCs and offer fare and service to meet the expectations of travelers. Peso restaurants accept only Cuban pesos, and being such, they serve strictly Cuban fare without the frills or more pricey ingredients of their counterparts. Peso restaurants are more authentic, but offer simpler, less exciting fare. Old Havana is home to the most tourist-friendly restaurants. Get a generous helping of traditional Cuban eats at Bodeguita del Medio, famous for celebrity appearances by the likes of Jack Lemmon, Nat King Cole and of course Ernest Hemingway. Centro Havana is chock full of cafes and eateries; encompassing Chinatown, Centro is your best bet for Cuban-Chinese fare. Ritzy Vedado has high-end restaurants will high-rise views, as well as some Cuban favorites, such as Coppelia, serving some of the best ice-cream in the city. The leafy suburb of Miramar offers plenty of good eats as well, especially in the seafood department. Not only is there a plethora of Cuban food but seafood is a major staple as well. The State-run, Don Cangrejo Restaurant gets the first and freshest catches of local seafood each day. Years of ration mean that Cubans are a little meat crazy. For the veggies, or those just craving something a little more healthful, Havana's handful of vegetarian restaurants are an oasis. Veggie-friendly meals can be found at Middle Eastern restaurants such as Al Medina. Or if you want a little down home cooking find your nearest Palador. These home-based restaurants serve up local favorites in the intimate setting of the cooks dining room. Loosen your belts and dive into the culinary traditions of Havana.

    Bodeguita del Medio (La)

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    Calle Empedrado 206
    Between Calles San Ignacio and Cuba

    Must visit... read more

    Don Cangrejo Restaurant

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    Calle 1ra Number 1606

    Sea Delights... read more

    Al Medina

    Calle de los Oficios 12

    A Taste of the Middle East... read more

    Guardia (La)

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    Calle Concordia, 418
    e/Gervasio y Escobar

    Traditional Cuban meals... read more

    Aljibe (El)

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    Septima Avenida esquina 24 y 26

    Roast Chicken... read more

    Cocina de Lilliam (La)

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    Calle 48 Number 1311
    Between Calles 13 and 15

    Amazing Havana... read more

    Paladar Hurón Azul

    Calle Humboldt 153
    Corner of Calle P

    Paella (La)

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    Calle Oficios 53
    Hostal Valencia

    Somewhere to Enjoy a Family Meal... read more

    Restaurant Los Nardos

    Paseo del Prado 563
    Between Teniente Rey and Dragones, across from El Capitolio

    Fish and Meat... read more

    Tocororo (El)

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    Calle 18, esquina Avenida 3a.

    An Original & Creative Restaurant in Miramar...
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    Dominica (La)

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    Calles O'Reilly and Mercaderes

    Located between two old colonial plazas... read more

    Floridita (El)

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    Obispo 557, esquina Monserrate
    At the corner of Calle Monserrate

    Traditional Havana... read more

    Restaurante Café del Oriente

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    Calle Oficios 112, esquina Amargura
    Plaza de San Francisco de Asís

    Reminiscent of 1950s Havana... read more

    Paladar Vistamar

    30, Havana, Cuba

    Santo Angel

    Calle Teniente Rey 60
    At the corner of Calle San Ignacio

    Café Taberna

    La Terraza

    Calle 152 no. 161

    Café del Oriente

    Calle Officios 112
    Corner of Calle Armargura

    Don Cangrejo

    El Bodegón Criollo

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