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Food and restaurants in Havana

Top restaurants

Cocktail Bar
“This was one of Hemingway’s favorite bars and his place of choice to sip a mojito ($4).”
  • 201 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“Ernest Hemingway lived outside Havana for twenty years, and naturally got much of the inspiration for his novels from the city—more specifically, from its bars. El Floridita, Dos Hermanos and La Bodeguita del Medio were Hemingway’s favorite bars when he lived there, and today they can be visited just like any other bar. Watch out though, as a few of them have turned into tourist traps. La Bodeguita was my favorite Hemingway-approved watering hole and still retains much of the subdued, authentic atmosphere you’d expect Hemingway probably loved. They have live salsa music, and also make a mean mojito, which never hurts.”
  • 211 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“In a famous place, stopped in a classic Cuban film "strawberry and chocolate", you can enjoy excellent dishes of Cuban food in a unique space a few steps from old Havana.”
  • 177 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This seaside boardwalk sits on the edge of Old Havana and El Vadado neighborhoods with access to many bars, restuarants, and ”
  • 112 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“Big portions of good quality food at reasonable price in a bustling & efficient place.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“The open space at El Cocinero This is one of the big “ups” of the last months in Havana. El Cocinero is a cool and trendy bar located in Vedado in the building close to the iron bridge with the big chimney. The space is totally open, which may present a problem during the rainy season, but the owners are planning to open another dining space in a closed area on the premises. One can have a full meal at El Cocinero, but the place is better for tapas and drinks. Don’t miss it!”
  • 106 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“At the heart of Havana, in the Callejon del Chorro, near the Cathedral, the Doña Eutimia palate mixes the modern and familiar. The restaurant's name is a tribute to Eutimia, a lady who lived across the square and who used to cook for the artists in the Taller Experimental de Grafica artists such as Fabelo, Choco, Nelson Domínguez among others. Those big Cuban artists remember her with much love due to the flavors of her kitchen and the affection with which she always treted them. That's the guideline of our work: to develop a Cuban, homemade, simple and loving food.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Known as one of the hottest cabaret shows in the world, the Tropicana Nightclub Show is a world-famous spectacle set in a lush, tropical open-air venue that bursts with colorful lights, glitter, and glam. Salsa-charged and sensual, it’s a must-do activity during any trip to Havana Cuba. This is one of the top things most tourists want to do in Havana. Performers’ gaudy, feathered costumes are spectacles in and of themselves, but it’s the show as a whole that leaves you floored. Tickets are a bit pricey -— roughly $85 USD per person -— but include a welcome drink and cigar. We had a great night there!”
  • 100 locals recommend

Cafes

Smoke Shop
“It's called Museum of Chocolate, but really it's a cafeteria where you can sit and have anything chocolate-related. They make their own chocolates next door - the queue is absolutely worth it!! (Try the chocolate that has coffee cream in it!)”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
“Don’t judge a book by its cover – the antique elevator of this ramshackle building takes you up to a stylish modernist dining room on the fourth floor.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Great live music, jazz and traditional Cuban sound every afternoon and evening. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Enjoy a coffee and cake with a difference at Cafe Arcangel. The tables are all made from old Singer sewing machine treadles, Charlie Chaplin movies run on a centrally placed (but non-invasive) TV and there's an in-house cat called Buona Fortuna ('good luck').”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“This spot is an escape hatch from Old Havana’s sightseeing crowds and popular meeting place for Cuban creative types. Healthy options on the Mediterranean-influenced menu are a breath of fresh air – caponata, hummus with crudités, antipasti and salads – or linger with a book over a rum-spiked coffee or jazzy G&T (garnishes include peppercorns and rosemary).”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
“Hidden in the bowels of Edificio Focsa, this TV-themed cafe is a funky dinner/performance venue lauded by those in the know for its cheap food and hilarious comedy nights. If you're willing to brave the frigid air-con and rather foreboding underground entry tunnel, head here for fresh burgers, healthy salad, pasta and chicken cordon bleu.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Best Daiquiris in town, very nice deals on food and a long menu, the kind of place that you may go everyday while in Cuba. Im a local, I go there a couple of times every month.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cafe
“This is an unique place, you will be spoiled and have any kind of fresh food. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! After hundreds of new restaurants this one still my favorite restaurant!”
  • 5 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Puede desayunar, degustar dulces finos y tomar un buen café en el Arca de Noe (ubicado al lado del edificio, Ave. 23 # 660)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Goed (volkoren)brood en glutenvrij, heerlijk pizza's en eerlijke gerechten (slow cooking) tegen een schappelijke prijs. Voormalige topkok Alberto Gonzalez doet hier zijn ding.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
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  • 1 local recommends
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  • 2 locals recommend
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  • 2 locals recommend
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