Handpicked by a Cuba Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Restaurants to try in Cuba'.


Ivan Chef Justo

Ivan Chef Justo The Ivan Chefs Justo Restaurant is a pleasant space in an old house built in colonial times in the limits of the Historic Center with Centro Habana, in a great place and very frequented by Cuban and foreign tourists visiting this area of ​​Havana, Capital of the Island of Cuba.   It does not have an à la carte service, but an offer of Cuban, International cuisine tha...


Otramanera An artist and sommelier couple relocated from the Costa Brava to launch this fine dining restaurant, nodding to their roots with the Spanish-Cuban fusion menu.   Sommelier Alvaro Ten trained at legendary Catalan restaurant El Bulli, so as you can imagine, Otra Manera’s wine selection is stellar. The menu uses organic goodies from a local farmer. One of the stylish new player...


Restaurant - Floridita Bar

Restaurant - Floridita Bar Bar and restaurant in the City of Havana, Cuba, which has been operating since 1817 and became world famous thanks to the writer and journalist Ernest Hemingway, who used to visit him regularly. Its slogan is 'The cradle of the daiquirí' and Hemingway himself increased his fame with a phrase that attracted tourists from all over the planet: 'My mojito in La Bode...

El Dandy

El Dandy In the 1950ths the store front of bar El Dandy was a mixed company, bodega and a small bar owned by Hernán Gonzales. After 1959 the store front became a private apartment until 17 December 2014 when Bar El Dandy opened.   In the 50s, the Dandy's place was a mixed company, winery and bar. The owner's name was Hernan Gonzalez. After the year 59, the premises went from being a ...

5 senses

5 senses Beautiful interior, excellent service, top quality ingredients and a menu composed with an idea and an adequate value for money. All this makes 5 Senses the best restaurant in Havana, we think. At least of those we've been eating so far. The menu is a combination of local ingredients, but with Caribbean style and American modernity. Among the appetizers we find, among others. Absolutel...

Il Rustico

Il Rustico With the typical taste of traditional Italian cuisine and mixed with a pinch of Cubanness, we can find varied and exquisite dishes in the Il Rustico. A place nestled in Old Havana that transports the visitor to any town in distant Italy. Special to share with family or ideal for a dinner only for two.   Together with 5 Senses, Fabio, a Sicilian, found his place in Havana. Its ...

El Cocinero

El Cocinero This culinary big-hitter is housed in a former peanut oil factory nudging up to Fábrica de Arte Cubano. Nights at El Cocinero start with a drink in the first-floor bar, before you head up the iron spiral staircase to discover a loft-style dining room hung with contemporary art. A rooftop terrace is furnished with huge potted plants and candlelit tables. Starters include the renowne...

La Guarida

La Guarida La Guarida opens its doors on July 14, 1996 in a beautiful palace of the early twentieth century. Nowadays it is a multifamily building, which offers a unique environment where the daily routine of the neighbors is mixed with the tasks of a luxury restaurant.   Stage of the Oscar-nominated Cuban film 'Strawberry and Chocolate' and winner of innumerable distinctions, narrated t...


La Bodeguita del Medio

La Bodeguita del Medio A famous bar-restaurant founded in 1942 and located in the historic center of Old Havana, frequented by important figures from the world of art, politics and sports. Popular for its refreshing Mojito cocktail and Cuban dishes such as sleeping black beans, roasted pork leg in its juice, Chicharrones and Tostones, accompanied by typical drinks from the Island, cigars and tr...


Mojito-Mojito Specializing in Paellas and seafood dishes, he also honors Cuban food. Mojito-Mojito invites you to have a good time accompanied by a wide and varied cocktail bar where its distinctive drink reigns. In the heat of good music and in a lovely atmosphere, the invitation is made. The specificity of the house Paella del Chef and the Seafood Zarzuela.   Their tables are where fam...

Bohemian coffee

Bohemian coffee With dishes inspired by the work of national and foreign writers, journalists and filmmakers who have been influenced by Cuba, Café Bohemia creates a unique blend of flavors, art and culture in the renovated and bright Plaza Vieja. This is a gastronomic project dedicated to Ricardo Saenz, editor in chief of the Bohemia Magazine. Always fresh products with attention to all diets...

Buena Vista Curry Club

Buena Vista Curry Club In the heart of Old Havana Buena Vista Curry Club not only proposes delicious Indian dishes - attached to the practice of the Asian country with a native chef - but has the privilege of live music every day of the week. In the programming of Monday, Wednesday and Friday (8:00 pm to 10:30 pm) includes a musical group where some of the members of the famous Afro Cuban All S...

Cafe Arcangel

Cafe Arcangel A place with charm. It is possible to guess from before arriving that if the fence is transferred it will be necessary to remain a while. It smells like coffee; family and it is possible to feel here as care for angels. As if it were not enough with the delicacies they prepare and coffee for the gods, if you want to stay, they also rent a room. And if you arrive you only have maga...

Casa Miglis

Casa Miglis Unless you're a very committed foodie, we're guessing that you've probably not tried Swedish-Cuban fusion food. Well lucky you, here's your chance. This place is owned by a Swedish music video director and the menu is just as eccentric as the decor (chairs on the walls propping up nicknacks and a stage made of old Coca Cola ads). Have a crack at the traditional Swedish meatballs w...

La Redaccion

La Redacción Located in Trinidad, Redaccion’s French owners work with “whatever the fisherman or farmer brings” to whip up their changing daily menu. Curious about the old newspapers on the wall? They’re clippings from local journal El Liberal, which was once edited and printed at the house.   Travelers can swap stories and forge friendships at the huge shared table. Along with ...

El Cafe

El Cafe There is no better address for breakfast than a discreet view outside, without a sign, El Café. This is where you get the best (!) Coffee in all of Cuba, but also throughout the day you will have a delicious breakfast and lunch. On the fixed card you can choose between eggs with additives (bacon, hummus, vegetables, cheese, ham) and the bread of your own cooking. A great vegan option i...

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