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    Hanoi: Great deal, great Creole food!

    by Jefie Updated Feb 24, 2008

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    Despite the rather Vietnamese sounding name of the place, this restaurant serves some of the best Creole food we've eaten during our trip. For only 4 CUC, you get a hefty serving of chicken or pork, rice, black beans and fried plantains. We were there in the afternoon and the place was filled with tourists and Cubans, and a really good band came to play a few songs to add up to the atmosphere. A really great find, thanks to some of my fellow VTers!

    Favorite Dish: My chicken was a little overcooked but Sylvain's lemon-flavored pork was absolutely delicious!

    That's Sylvain, enjoying his first Creole meal!
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    La Torre de Marfil: La Torre de Marfil

    by Havaname Written May 15, 2004

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    A place with a cozy and friendly atmosphere that recalls the old trade with the East. Here, you will find the precision and the wisdom the first Cantonese emigrants showed in the preparation of their meals for their celebrations more than 150 years ago. The interior of the Restaurant was designed in red and gold, the colors of the Chinese fiesta.

    The House has a main room, a private room, a pagoda and a beautiful central patio or Chinese garden, a wide choice for the visitor to have a pleasant stay. We suggest the traditional Cantonese dish, fideo cabello de ángel (vermicelli), served with shrimps, veal, pork or chicken meat. Other specialties are the Chinese soups and wan tom. All dishes are served in fine Oriental China by Asiatic descendants. There is also a shop specialized in Chinese products, such as drugs, tea and aromatic herbs.

    Favorite Dish: Angel hair Noodles
    This is a sautéed vegetable dish that includes shellfish, extra fine noodles, soy sauce and oysters.

    La Torre de Marfil

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    El Patio: Kind of pricey but still worth it

    by Jefie Written Feb 6, 2006

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    There's always lots of atmosphere at El Patio since it is located right on the Plaza de la Catedral. Lots of people stop by just to have a drink, but the food is actually very good too. Being such a popular tourist spot, it's perhaps a bit more expensive than average. For example, a daiquiri goes for 4 CUC (the price of a full meal in some nearby restaurants). But the nice thing about it is that the menu is a bit different from other places so if you feel like eating a fresh salad or a good sandwich, it's a great place to go.

    Favorite Dish: The tuna salad was really good, and the bread basket with a selection of butter was a pleasant surprise!

    A refreshing meal and yummy daiquiries at El Patio

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    La Piazza: The best pizza in Havana (as far as I know...)

    by Jefie Written Feb 9, 2006

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    OK, we all know that Cubans are crazy about baseball (probably the same way Canadians are crazy about hockey), but it still seemed a bit odd to go with a baseball theme for an Italian restaurant. However, once we got passed that minor detail, we actually very much enjoyed our meal at La Piazza. It is rather expensive so I would definitely not give it a great quality/value ratio, but if you're having some sort of crazy craving for pizza, I would say it is one of the best places to go (you could always buy a slice of pizza on the street but be very careful: Cuban cheese tends not to agree with many travelers). The menu offers a pretty good selection of pizza and pasta, and all the pizzas are made from fresh ingredients and oven baked.

    Favorite Dish: Sylvain ordered pasta and it wasn't all that great, but my pizza diavolo was delicious!

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    Al MeDiNa: Al MeDiNa

    by Havaname Written Apr 1, 2004

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    At the Al Medina Restaurant the magnetic atmosphere created by its colorful tapestries and the captivating smell of sandalwood and jasmine invites you to taste delicious Arab specialties such as brochette or the typical Cous-Cous, cooked in the subtle and graceful style inherited from the 19th century's Lebanese and Syrian immigrants or the Hispanic world. And for those of you who are more demanding, there is always the chance to taste the international cuisine specialties surrounded by the aphrodisiac charm in which this place is immersed.

    Located in an impressive mansion resembling the Mudejar architectural style of mid-17th century in the city and which back in 1689 housed the San Ambrosio's Humanities College, here you can also enjoy the delights of the 'Chawarma' snack bar, an inviting bar, a specialty shop selling Arab products, and several roomy halls, including two private rooms.

    Favorite Dish: Falafel

    Al medina. Old Havana

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    El Abanico: Expensive but delicious

    by Jefie Updated Feb 9, 2006

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    If you have something special to celebrate while in Cuba (and a bit of extra money in your pocket) then I highly recommend going to El Abanico. We ended up going there because it was one of the few restaurants open in the area during a major blackout and it turned out to be the best meals we've had in Cuba. Located in the Melia Cohiba, this fine cuisine restaurant is beautifully decorated and the staff is very nice and friendly. We were greeted with a nice selection of breads and butters, and as we placed our order, the wine waiter stood by to offer us the best selection possible to go with our meals. We probably would have had to pay about 80$ in Canada for the kind of meal we ate but in this case it came up to 40 CUC, which was by far the most we had to pay at a restaurant during our stay in Havana, but still a pretty good deal by international standards considering the quality of the place.

    Favorite Dish: I had chicken served with a curry, coco milk and pesto sauce, it was de-li-cious!!

    El Abanico at the Melia Cohiba, Havana

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    La Mina restaurant: Great tipical cuban food

    by russian_yaz Written Apr 1, 2005

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    While seating in a Cuban typical stool, enjoying the sea fres air of the nearby bay, in a patio where cocks and peacocks walk freely you can choose special seafood or the home-made creole food, inherited of chinese, african and spanish ancestors. I recomend the second.

    The typical cuban countryside music, "guajiros" music, creates a nice atmosphere that reinforce the tipical flavour of the dishes.

    La Mina restaurant
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    El Meson de la Flota: El Meson de la Flota

    by Havaname Written Apr 1, 2004

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    Very closed to the magical Plaza Vieja, located in the ground floor of the Mesón de la Flota Inn, resembles an ancient colonial Spanish tavern and in its decoration visitors can find sailors's symbols, tiny replicas of ancient vessels and flags indicating the maritime sign code. Lucky visitors to this unique site will have the chance to select from a wide variety of wines from different countries and enjoy the exquisite Spanish tapas as well as cold and hot entrées, delicious main dishes and creole and Spanish deserts.

    Those who visit this unique place will enjoy the art expressions of the live flamenco music and dancing performed by cultural groups 4 000 nautical miles away from their place of origin.

    Favorite Dish: Langosta borracha con frutas del Caribe
    The lobster should be sautéed in butter and red pepper until it is sealed. The orange juice is added, together with diced pineapple and papaya, letting the mixture cook for a few minutes. The medallion-shaped potato puree are grilled until they turn golden and are then separated until ready to be served. The cooked lobster is flamed with the Silver Dry rum. Grilled potatoes and fresh vegetables are served as decoration with the dish.

    Meson de la Flota, Old Havana

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    Cafe del Oriente: Cafe del Oriente

    by Havaname Written Apr 1, 2004

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    A site of renouned luxury and comfort makes out at San Francis of Assisi square: the Café del Oriente. Once inside, you will discover the welcoming atmosphere of the Bar Café; a place to taste delicious snacks, drink refreshing cocktails and have the most exquisite of the lunches if such thing you prefer in a relaxing and refined atmosphere.

    You will find the five fork class restaurant on the upper floor, the appropiate place for incentive groups, events and special celebrations. An elegant furniture in harmony with curtains, tapestries and a surprising stained glass window join to create the special atmosphere of this luxurious lounge. There, taste the delicious recipes from the top international cuisine, with the perfect company of recognized wines.

    In addition, Café del Oriente presume to be visited by persons of national and international prestige. The distinction and exquisiteness of Café del Oriente turn it into the ideal restaurant, where the most demanding gourmet will feel satisfied.

    Cafe del Oriente, Old Havana

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    El Alfeizar: A surprinsingly great find!

    by Jefie Updated Feb 25, 2006

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    As we were walking down Calle Oficios someone handed us a menu for the Cafeteria El Alfeizar, located on the mezzanine-like second floor of the Al Medina restaurant. Both the restaurant and cafeteria offer a Middle Eastern menu with a Creole twist. For example, I ordered the chicken kebab and it came with a side dish of black beans soup! And now the great thing about going to the cafeteria is that for only 3.50 CUC we had the exact same meal (chicken kebab with a beer) we would have had downstairs for 10 CUC, and I truly preferred the ambience upstairs as it was a lot more charming and quiet.

    Favorite Dish: My chicken kebab was quite good, and so was my bottle of Cristal beer!

    Cafeteria El Alfeizar, La Habana Vieja, Cuba

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    El Bodegon: Fresh seafood in a different setting!

    by Jefie Written Feb 6, 2006

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    We stumbled upon El Bodegon as we were walking around the Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabana. The restaurant is located inside the walls of the fortress and has sort of navy atmosphere to it, with rough (but lovely) wooden furniture and a seafood menu. The staff was really friendly, which made our short visit all the more agreeable. If you're into seafood, I would definitely recommend going there!

    Favorite Dish: hem... the seafood?!

    El Bodegon, at the Fortaleza Just one more mojito, please!!

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    Hotel Parque Central: Pretty good lobby restaurant

    by Jefie Written Feb 6, 2006

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    We were looking for a place not too expensive around the Capitolio and as we stopped by the Hotel Parque Central to use the restrooms (!), we discovered their charming and affordable lobby restaurant. This place mostly offers light snacks like Croque Monsieur and french fries, but there definitely is a chef-like twist to all their meals. Everything was absolutely delicious! Our waiter was very nice and friendly and took some time to chat with us. A really great place to go for an afternoon snack!

    Favorite Dish: I'd never eaten such a great turkey sandwich!!

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    El Meson de la Flota: Live flamenco music by great performers

    by russian_yaz Written Mar 28, 2005

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    Located in Old Havana it is the only place where U can enjoy your meal and listen live flamenco music always perfomed by the best musicians in this specialty. The restorant has no walls to the street so U will enjoy the fresh air from the sea nearby and U can look the people passing by. Th food it?s really good. U can eat tipical cuban food or spanish, paellas, pork or cuban sweets like flan or pudin.

    Favorite Dish: The Paella, for sure.

    Meson de La Flota
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    Zragozana restaurant: Next to Floridita enjoy delicious shrimps!

    by russian_yaz Written Apr 1, 2005

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    Established in 1830, is the oldest restaurant of the city. It enjoys a deserved fame for its culinary excellence and its painstaking service. Offers a wide choice of menus inspired upon the Spanish and international cuisine: delicious dishes based on meat, fish, and flavorful shellfish, such as shrimp, crab and lobster

    Favorite Dish: Shrimps for sure

    inside Zaragozana restaurant
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    La Torre de Marfil: La Torre de Marfil

    by Havaname Written Jun 29, 2004

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    A place with a cozy and friendly atmosphere that recalls the old trade with the East. Here, you will find the precision and the wisdom the first Cantonese emigrants showed in the preparation of their meals for their celebrations more than 150 years ago. The interior of the Restaurant was designed in red and gold, the colors of the Chinese fiesta.

    The House has a main room, a private room, a pagoda and a beautiful central patio or Chinese garden, a wide choice for the visitor to have a pleasant stay. We suggest the traditional Cantonese dish, fideo cabello de ángel (vermicelli), served with shrimps, veal, pork or chicken meat. Other specialties are the Chinese soups and wan tom. All dishes are served in fine Oriental China by Asiatic descendants. There is also a shop specialized in Chinese products, such as drugs, tea and aromatic herbs.

    Favorite Dish: Angel hair Noodles
    This is a sautéed vegetable dish that includes shellfish, extra fine noodles, soy sauce and oysters.

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