Cuba Restaurants

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Cuba Restaurants

  • Cuban Food

    Varadero Restaurants

    Directly across the street from Sunbeach, to the east, is a small outdoor patio bar that is open day and night. It is right on the corner, and you have to go down a few steps from the sidewalk to reach the tables. This little place often has music and we enjoy going here for a cold drink (3CUC for Coronas!) or a light lunch when we get tired of our...

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  • Paladares

    Havana Restaurants

    family run, from chef to servers, using charcoal for cooking ,nice setting using the entire old home, you come to taste the local food, come here, very friendly and cheap. All is good. no web or tel i was there with my family , I am Cuban born, good food and cheap and great Cuban ambiance, cant beat it. pork yucca, moro rice, and cristal beer cant...

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  • State Owned Restaurants

    Holguín Restaurants

    This place has not been in the guidebooks I have seen as it is relatively new. It has a covered area for dollar paying guests and another patio style area for people wanting to pay in pesos. I thought it was going to be much more expensive than it was but most entrees were about $3-6. Not sure about the peso menu. Service was polite but the food...

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  • Government owned restaurants

    Santiago de Cuba Restaurants

    La Elisabelica is a coffee shop in Plaza Dolores opposite the Restaurant Matamoros on the corner of Calvario and Aguilera . The prices here are in moneda nacional , not in convertibiles but if you are a tourist they will try to charge you in convertibiles , in otherwords 24 times the proper rate . Insist in paying in pesos Cubano , dont take no for...

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  • Government owned restaurants

    Trinidad Restaurants

    This Government restaurant is a little outside of town about five kilometers off the paved road along a narrow dirt road....the restaurant is the showpiece of a ranch like setting adjacent to a Nature Park where there are hiking trails and horseback riding available...the dirt road is a treat....especially if you might meet head on a vehicle coming...

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  • Paladares

    Cienfuegos Restaurants

    Best food in town! We loved it! They serve cuban and international cuisine with a variable menu at a very reasonable price. The house has been resently restored keeping the beautifull colonial style of architecture in the area. This place is well located at the beginning of Malecon on 40 AVE. witch make it very accessible to new visitors. I visited...

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  • Sea Food

    Varadero Restaurants

    I tried on several occasions to go to the restaurant in the cave,, where you can buy a bottle and hide it in the walls, however it was never meant to be as even when supposed to be open they seemed to close early or open late. My first try I wasn't sure if they would open so I tried out El Retiro as advertisements for the various places to eat...

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  • La Bodeguita del Medio

    Havana Restaurants

    There's a bar at the front that holds around a dozen people from which it is packed. The restaurant through the back is bigger. Unless though you are a real Hemmingway zealot, this is an unremarkable place. The other Hemmingway place is the Floridita a few mins walk away and while nothing mega to get excited about, is the better of the 2 to have a...

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  • Beach Restaurants

    Holguín Restaurants

    My favorite was the meal at the Pesquero Beach. It was a nice meal from chicken with oil and garlic...hmmmm when i think about it i can still taste it...yammie. The chickens we grilled on a wooden stick for 4 or more hours. The sea was clear blue, the sky was clear blue, we had a great singer with us and it was heaven.

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  • Paladars

    Santiago de Cuba Restaurants

    One of my favorite restaurants in Santiago is La Cocinita. Cheap and delicious fried chicken and plantain meals for about $2 USD. Don't freak out when you see the menu the prices are in pesos. I don't know what the Cubans fry their food in but it sure tastes good! Be forewarned...the washroom is quite disgusting, but useable. This restaurant allows...

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  • Paladares

    Trinidad Restaurants

    Here you see the 6 of use who went to this delicious dish, Nele, Wim, Jean, Marijke, John and me. As you can see the table is filled with meat, fish and vegetables and even more then you can eat. We enjoyed our meal very much, it was one of the best meals we had in Cuba. Everything that’s fresh and delicious.

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  • Government owned restaurant and bars

    Cienfuegos Restaurants

    For a fast lunch or just a stop for a beer, look for El Palatino on the main square, just by the south west corner.(It also has a reasonable toilet) It has very high ceilings, patio seating under the colonade, a regular Cuban menu, live music, and if you are lucky, you will meet "Zuki", a talented cartoonist, who is willing to do your portrait for...

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  • Buffet

    Varadero Restaurants

    I found Cuban food lacked in freshness; very little or no fresh fruit or vegetables. I stayed at Club Puntarena, but I had others say the same about the food in their resorts. The pasta made to order was okay.

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  • China Town

    Havana Restaurants

    If you're entering Barrio Chino from the north side, ignore the first few restaurants with the hassle-heavy greeters who will shove their menus in your face; they are probably the worst two restaurants on the strip. My personal favorite is three or four restaurants down on the left. I can't remember its name, but it has a spacious outdoor seating...

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  • International Food

    Varadero Restaurants

    What can I say about dinner in a cave? We had to try it! Parque Josone in Varadero has a bunch of different types of restaurants, La Gruta is the wine cellar oriented one. It's small, intimate, and romantic. La Gruta bills itself as follows: "Inside a cave in the Rocky Zone of the park you will find a great variety of wines from the most...

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  • Coppelia Ice

    Havana Restaurants

    This is an institution in Havana ever since in 1966 Coppelia started dishing out ice creams plates from pico turquino , to ensaladas of different flavors.When business started it ran with an impressive count of 26 flavors and 25 combinations, nowdays of course it is scarser. Many flavors missing, but still the lines are long. It is considered the...

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  • La Lluvia de Oro

    Havana Restaurants

    We stayed in Havana in mid February 2008 for 4 nights with my wife. We discovered Lluvia del oro first night and went there for 3 nights. We love Cuban music and in Lluvia del oro, Son Tradicional, a local Cuban group was playing.They were great, the show was really nice. The place is right on Obispo street, very easy to spot. We ate seafood there,...

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  • El Floridita.

    Havana Restaurants

    The El Floridita is not far from El Capitolia - look for the bright red exterior. This is "The Home of the Dacquiri" and, while I am not a huge fan of dacquiris, I must admit that the one I had here was very good. We did not eat here but other people we spoke with told us that the food was good. This was also one of Hemingway's favourite...

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  • El Ajibe

    Havana Restaurants

    I asked the bellboy who worked in the hotel, Where is the good resutaurant? He answerd, 'El ajibe' is good ! near hear ! Chicken was soft and juicy. I ordered combo.chicken and beenrice,which is typical cuban food.that's nice!

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  • Dona Carmela

    Havana Restaurants

    A hidden gem in a private back garden, a cooling rest stop from a warm, sunny Havana day trip. The lush green vegetation was cool and refreshing. The lunch was a delightful surprise. Starting with a fresh salad served family style, we (a party of 6) could make our own combination. The aubergine was fabulous. Rice and black beans, also family style,...

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  • Restaurante Gringo Viejo

    Havana Restaurants

    The ambiance is very nice. The room have a very nice decoration and the service is professional. I tried the "Ropa Vieja". It was very good but I found the fries too cosmopolitan ;). One of te good restaurants in Havana.

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  • La Torre

    Havana Restaurants

    We stopped here after it started raining, initially trying to find a place with a patio and in our discouragement, decided to indulge in some salty and delicious Chinese comfort food. The menu contains several chow mein and chop suey options with a few different kinds of meat, each ranging from 5.00-9.00 CUC. Meat entrees like the sweet and sour or...

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  • Los Vitrales

    Havana Restaurants

    This could be a very good value for money meal but just check before ordering the set menu and stick wit it. We had some salad, very good lobster, rice and mashed potatoes, large glass of wine included for CUC 12 (equival ?10). Pay attention to the price of wine as its imported and could be mediocre quality at outrageous rices (like...

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  • D'Giovanni

    Havana Restaurants

    The greatest thing about this restaurant is its location. It is a bit more quiet than some of the other restaurants and the terrace offers a great view of the Fortaleza, which makes for a nice and relaxing atmosphere. The food was alright but not the best we've had in Havana, and the band that was playing that night was, hem, let's say below...

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  • La Fuente del Patio

    Havana Restaurants

    Palacio de los Marqueses de Aguas Claras In 1900 it housed a Paris restaurant and afterwards it changed into ofiices of an industrial Bank Now a days it became a restaurant again Scampis - green salads - porc meat - but a delicious apéritif - Mojito or a strong local beer called Bucaneer - but the servants did not know we where from Belgium - a...

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  • La Vicaria, Havana.

    Havana Restaurants

    They have a guarded parking lot across the street if you drive there. It is a training restaurant for Cuban chefs, waiters and waiters. The food was fabulous!!!!! Service, of course, great because they were being observed and trained. The four of us had drinks, entrees of roasted chicken or chicken corden bleu and two desserts. TOTAL COST:...

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  • Cafe Taberna

    Havana Restaurants

    This restaurant is on the ground floor of a building erected in 1772 and is nicely decorated. You can get an entree for about $5.00 to $7.00 U.S. Your best bet is to choose from the seafood, chicken, or pork dishes. I particularly liked the windows that opened onto a view of the street. It's off the beaten track so it's nice and quiet in the...

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  • "PESO PIZZA"

    From 10h in the morning till abour 3pm. we can just try a "peso pizza"Few years ago they werevery simple.Now some are much more sophisticated but the minimum price is now 10 pesos (about .30 cents) I prefer the oignon pizza with tomato and cheese

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  • Cocktailtime

    The guy knows what he is doing.. Mojito; crunched mint leaves with ice, carbonated water, rum, pure lemon juice and of you go;-)

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  • Paladares!

    Paladares! (private-restaurants)Lot's of Cubans will invite you into there homes and offer a good meal for a fair price.First discuss the price;-)My first visit to a Paladar in Havana set me back 20 dollar..(Lobster+ Beer)The same lobster and beer (you're right it was actually a different lobster) in Trinidad costed 7 dollars!The place where this...

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  • Cuban Restaurants

    Throughout Cuba, you will find these small private "home" restaurants. Basically they are 1-3 table small restaurants that are more or less ran out of the bottom floor of a person's home. The prices are reasonable and you get to taste real Cuban cooking. These are legal and government run.

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  • Paladares

    On the whole the food in Cuba isn't that great, but take the trouble to hunt out a paladar. These are privately run restaurants in family homes and the food is better (and often cheaper) than in the state-run places.We went to a great one in Cienfuegos, recommended by other guests in our hotel (word of mouth is the best way to find these). There...

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  • The less expensive option

    For anyone who wants to live less like a tourist, and save a few bucks at the same time, Cuba can easily be experienced from within the peso economy (moneda nacional, not the CUC, or Cuban Convertable Pesos). Just drop into any Cadeca (money changing shops - look for the white sign with "Cadeca $" on them) like the one at 23 and 10; 23 and M;...

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  • Best Restaurant in Cuba?

    Yep, maybe a cliché but true ... La Guarida is the best restaurant in Cuba AND the most expensive AND the most famousIt is famous because the restaurant was the decor of the movie La Fresa y Chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate)Many celeberties had dinner here, like the Royal Spanish Family ... to give you an example

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  • Hotel buffet

    No so bad for a buffet. Loud music(always the same cd) windy. Very nice view The pineapple are very good.The pork in a sauce is so tender miam miam.Eggs are good too.

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  • roof top dining with windows open

    so, this restaurant's on the top of the Y-shaped apartment building in vedado, along the malecon. this is the same building that khrushchev saw during his visit to cuba in the early 1960's and decided to build 5 of (because of its all-in-one design). that aside, the restaurant basically serves glorified cafeteria food. it does have a nice view of...

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  • simple, tasty pizzas in miramar

    out by all the bizarro embassies in the near-suburb of miramar is this great little paladar. they, apparently, own the only clay oven in cuba, which quickly churns out simple, sabroso pizzas. the margarita pizza was wonderful.

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  • the best meal in havana

    perhaps the most well-known "paladar" in havana (a "paladar" being a state-approved restaurant in one's home), la guarida serves delicious and sophisticated food in the charming setting of an old mansion. my dinner companion remarked, "it's like finding some incredible little place in manhattan that no one's yet heard of, but soon will." though...

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  • Casa Particular Food

    The best food and option while in Cuba is to take meals with the Casa Particular your staying with. It's also an oportunity to get to know the locals.Average Prices Beef/Chicken Dishes - 8 PesoBreakfast - 3 PesoDrinks(water, beer) - 1 peso

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  • Don't miss cocodrillo meat

    If you visit crocodile farm at La Boca (Habana - autopista - Playa Giron direction) you should try crocodile meat in local restaurant. Meal was around 10 CUC (8 EUR). Crocodile meat.

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  • Meal + Ice Cream + Beer = 3 CUC

    This is my favourite restaurant in the whole of la Habana, kind of a mix of local and tourist clientele, it is simply the best value you will find anywhere. You pay 3-3.50 CUC for a pretty decent sized meal, ice cream and they even throw a beer in, and it doesnt look like a cheap place and compares well with any restaurant you can find in London...

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  • A view to die for

    The view is stunning, the seating is ourdoors and the food was great Cuban food Fried beans were fantastic

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  • Local food

    Cuba a not a gourmet country. The food is simple and based on chicken, pork, beef and fish, prepared in a simple manner mostly served with rice, black beans, cucumber and tomatoes.In state restaurants they often serve food which was frozen before and therefore isn't fresh. Often the meals are more expensive than in Europe but unfortunately the...

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  • In search of a good Cuban sandwich

    The great Cuban sandwich is a famous treat in Miami. The fresh Cuba bread and stuffings came with the Cuban immigrants, so I thought I would enjoy an authentic sandwich in Cuba. On the first day, I found a bakery in Santiago, but the long lines and limited times for sale of bread caused me to miss my chance. It was not until Havana that I spotted...

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  • live music, close to the beach!

    benny's bar (named after the famous benny more) is close to the beach on calle 13 y playa, its more (benny more?) of a cocktail bar, but is joined to ariciffe restaurant, so light snacks or full meals are not a problem, this is how caribbean bars should be, al fresco with a vine canopy, live music from the travelling cinquet, if they are not there,...

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