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THE RIO MAR RESTAURANT – A WATERFRONT PLEASURE

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The Rio Mar Restaurant – a waterfront pleasure

By Visit Cuba / Posted July 11, 2012

3A y Final # 11, La Puntilla,  Miramar, Havana, Cuba

Astonishingly for a city by the water Havana has veryfew places to eat with a view to the sea. Then, along comes Rio Mar with a stunning terrace overlooking the where the Rio Almendares flows into the sea, opposite the historic 1830 Club. This little bay is sheltered but gives you a sense and smell of the ocean without the waves.

Since the opened in February 2012, it has gone straight to the top of most expatriate pop charts for dining options. This is on account of not just the fabulous location but, attentive service, fabulous food and an attention to minimalist elegant décor. You can sit inside but outside of the really sweltering summer months it is the terrace that draws you in.

It is not the cheapest, a main course will set you back CUC 13-18, but it is worth it. Baby Châteaux Briand, lobster cocktail, spicy pork, garlic grilled fish–the menu is short but good.

Drinks are reasonably priced, cocktails nicely made and the wine list pretty good.

Bear in mind for the summer months you may feel the heat inside, they could do with some more ceiling fans for the central tables. One of the few places equally good for lunch and dinner. All in all though this is a great place and a welcome addition!

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