Where to Eat

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Jaimanitas: a Havana fishing town with a famous chef and a legendary artist

Jaimanitas is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in all of Havana. Over the course of my travels to Havana I have met...

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Jaimanitas: a Havana fishing town with a famous chef and a legendary artist

Jaimanitas is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in all of Havana. Over the course of my travels to Havana I have met... Read more

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Café Bohemia comforts Vegetarians, Vegans and non-believers alike

What? Fresh ingredients locally sourced? Organic vegetables and herbs? Vegan and vegetarian offerings on the menu? Zut alors! Imposible! But it’s all... Read more


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Introducing Dandy’s Cafe at Brasil and Villegas

Inside the Dandy, one of the city's best lattes in the city is being prepared Read more

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O’Reilly 304 and El Del Frente: Two new Old Havana Hot Spots

both are on the same street, O'Reilly, in Old Havana Read more


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Lamparilla 361: A foodie’s beacon of light

One of Havana’s newest and brightest stars on its exploding culinary scene is the suitably named Lamparilla 361, which directly translated means... Read more

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A.J.’s Essential Where-to-Eat in Havana List 2016

As an intrepid foodie, here is my list of favorites which are sure to please even the most discerning palate. Read more


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Update – El Chanchullero 2016 Havana’s best-known unknown eatery

The menu has changed a bit although the prices remain shockingly reasonable for the stir fry dinners, snacks and top-drawer cocktails Read more

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Believe the propaganda. Nazdarovie! is great!

one of today’s hottest new restaurants in Havana serves up Russian cuisine. Located right on the Malecon Read more


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Pining for Pollo

Every trip to Havana includes at least one trip to the Hotel Inglaterra’s outdoor terrace for a cerveza, or two, enjoyed whilst... Read more

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El Piccolo

All fresh produce from the large vegetable garden outside is the basis of cooking here - fresh basil, lettuce, cucumber, you name it. Read more


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One of Havana’s oldest paladares – La Casa

Opened as one of the first private restaurants in the country, La Casa has been serving since August 3rd, 1995. Read more

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Life in the slow lane – dining at Opera

At a new paladar in Havana called Opera, diners get to return to a slower time and enjoy meals that capture the slow life/slow food movement. The atmosphere, the food and the ambience combine to create a very gracious experience. Read more


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Bianchini – great French baking comes to Havana

So how did French-style croissants turn up in Havana? Katia grew up in Cuba, the child of European parents. Read more

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Varadero’s best restaurant: Salsa Suarez Restaurant y Bar

For those who know Varadero’s burgeoning paladar scene Salsa Suarez has quietly established itself as the pre-eminent place to be. Lets face it – hands down it is the best. Absolutely on a par with what Havana has to offer. This is no shack on the beach offering shrimp or lobster place and surviving on a walk-by crowd. Read more


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Summer 2013 – Havana’s best restaurants

over the last two years literally hundreds of new cafes, bars and restaurants have opened their doors Read more

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Milan Lounge Club – Havana’s hot new cuisine destination

It’s time to wake up to the new breed of Havana restaurant, the fabulous paladar. Read more


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Eating out in Varadero – 8 excellent dining spots

If you get tired of eating at the buffet in your all inclusive and want to experience something different, something possibly a... Read more

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Veradero: Al Capone was here – or was he?

I was recently in Varadero for a little down time. Wishing for peace, quiet, and a little taste of the old Varadero,... Read more


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Paladar Vistamar – splendor by the Straits

a stunning setting that offers both an uninterupted view of the ocean and an infinity pool. Read more

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Hotel Raquel – historic, glamorous, unique and serving Jewish food!

this historic hotel continues to capture the Jewish cuisine and tone that it had over the years Read more


Top 10 New Private Restaurants (Paladares) in Havana

1 Le Chansonier Calle J No. 257, entre Liena y 15, Vedado, Cuba 10400, +53 78321576 le.chansonnier.restaurant@gmail.com Hector Higueras re-opened Le Chansonier... Read more

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Havana’s Chinatown – Barrio Chino de La Habana

In the bustling heart of of Centro Habana, just west of Galiano not far from Central Parque, you encounter what seems completely... Read more


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Hostal El Cañonazo

Communidad Morro-Cabana Casa 27 Habana del Este Just across the harbour from Old Havana, you arrive near La Punta Fortress known as... Read more


Le Garage where Johnny Rockets hits the road, Havana style

Le Garage is where Johnny Rockets hits the road, Havana-style in Miramar with a brand new burger joint. Read more

Casa Miglis – Havana’s first Swedish-Cuban cuisine

Casa Miglis opened its doors to the general public on Valentine’s night 2012. This is Cuba’s first Swedish-Cuban venture and from the... Read more


LA GUARIDA – A PLACE TO IMPRESS

La Guarida – A Place to Impress

From my book, Visit Cuba knew I have a great affection for Havana and asked me to report on a restaurant where... Read more

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Churros in Old Havana

Old Havana is a series of narrow streets that are the focus of urban tourism in the capital for tourists and Cubans... Read more


CUBAN CUISINE TRADITIONS AND INNOVATIONS

Cuban Cuisine traditions and innovations

Cuban cooking styles and ingredients are the result of the island’s rich cultural history When Spaniards first arrived in Cuba in 1492... Read more