Places - Cuba's Region

Bon Appetit!

Cuba is rapidly becoming the culinary mecca of the Caribbean.  The Cuban “paladar” can be the equivalent of any hot, cutting edge, critically acclaimed new restaurant in any cosmopolitan city in the world.  Drawing the attention of the likes of Anthony Bourdain, Guy Fieri and countless celebrities and dignitaries including Mick Jagger, a Pope and President, the privately owned and operated restaurants in Cuba are a true phenomenon and tribute the natural entrepreneurial instinct of the Cuban people, not to mention their culinary talent.  Of course, Cuban cuisine is prominent, but don’t be fooled; from French pastry shops to the freshest sushi, homemade pasta and the most authentically farm-to-table fare anywhere.

Wherever you are in Cuba, the fresh seafood, the classic Cuban black beans and roast pork with fried plantains abound and the creative new cuisine of the island will astound you!  And everything will taste just right when you start off with a classic Cuban “mojito”, the refreshing rum, lime and yerba buena ( Sweet mint) cocktail presumably invented by Ernest Hemingway with one of his regular bartenders at La Bodeguita del Medio.  We offer a list of the best old and new spots in Havana and other Cuba destinations and update it constantly.  ¡Salud!

Today’s Recipe:  The “Mojito”

The Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint.

Alcohol: Rum (white rum is the best for Cuban mixed drinks like the mojito, daiquiri or cuba libre)

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz White rum, 6 leaves of Mint (sweet mint or “yerba buena” as it’s called in Cuba), Soda Water, 1 oz Fresh lime juice, 2 teaspoons Sugar

Preparation: Mint sprigs muddled with sugar and lime juice, sort smashed in the bottom of the glass before adding  rum and soda water; add your Rum and top it with Soda Water; pour over ice, garnish with a sprig of Yerba Buena and serve with a straw.

Delicious and refreshing!!

Being the the new foodie mecca of the Caribbean, if you are dining on your own in Cuba, we recommend that you don’t forget to make reservations!

 

Havana

Paladares in Old Havana

 

Doña Eutimia

Address: Callejón del Chorro # 60-C Plaza de la Catedral

Phone: 53 7 861 1332

email: d.eutimia@yahoo.es

 

Mercaderes

Address: Mercaderes # 207 (altos) e/ Lamparilla y Amargura

Phone: 537 861 2437 and 53 5290 1531

email: yamil.alvarez1@gmail.com

 

El Figaro

Address: Aguiar # 18 Ave de las Misiones. Callejón de los Peluqueros. Peña Pobre.

Phone:53 7861 0544

 

La Catedral

Address: Calle 8 # 106 e/ Calzada y 5ta, Plaza de la Revolución

Phone: 53 7 830 0793

Havana 61

Hours: from Monday to Sunday- 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Address: Havana Street No.61 e/ Cuarteles y Peña Pobre

Phone: 5378619433

email: reservation@havana61.net

website: http://www.paladarhabana61.com/

 

Paladares in Centro Habana

San Cristobal

Hours: from Monday to Saturday - 12:00 m. to 12:00 pm

Address: San Rafael Nro: 469 e/ Lealtad y Campanario

Phone: 53 7 860 1705  and 537 867 9109

website: www.cubaferias.com/sancristobal

 

La Guarida

Address: Concordia Nro: 418 e/ Gervasio y Escobar.

Phone: 537 866 9047

email: paladar@laguarida.com

website: www.laguarida.com

Paladares in Vedado

El Litoral

Address: Malecon 161 el K y L.

Phone:+53 7 8302201

email: contacto@ellitoralhabana.com

 

StarBien

Address: Calle 29 # 205 e/ B y C. Vedado. Plaza de la Revolución

Phone: +537 830 0711

 

Cafe Laurent

Address: Calle M #257 (altos, 5to piso) Apto: 9 e/ 19 y 21

Phone: +53 7 832 6890

email: cafelaurent@nauta.cu

 

Mediterraneo Havana

Address: Calle 13 e/ F y G. Plaza de la Revolución

Phone: 537 832 4894

 

La Paila

Address:Esquina M y 25, Plaza de la Revolución

Phone:+53 5 2846072

 

Restaurante-BAR Razones

Address: Calle F Nro:63 e/ 3ra y 5ta. Plaza de la Revolución

Phone:53 7832 8732

Hours: every day from 12:00 m to  11:30 pm.

 

Habana Blues

Hours: from Monday to Sunday: 12 pm - 12 am

Address: H, e / 17 & 19, Vedado

Phone: 53 7 835 6545

 

La Flauta Magica

Hours: from Monday to Sunday- 12:00 to 4:00 am

Address: Calzada 101 e/ L y M

Phone: 53 7 832 3195

 

Paladares in Miramar

Toros y Tapas

Address: Calle 6, #124. Miramar

Phone: 5372021548

Paladares in Playa

Rio Mar

Address: ave 3ra y Final # 11 La Puntilla. Miramar

Phone: 53 7 209 48 38

email: riomarbargrill@gmail.com

 

Nero di Seppia

Address: Calle 6 e/ 1ra y 3ra

Phone: +(53)54787871

 

Barrio Chino (Chinatown)

Chinatown (Barrio Chino)

Paladares in Arroyo Naranjo

El Divino

Address: Calle Raquel Nro: 50 e/ Esperanza y Lindero. Reparto Castillo de Averhoff, Mantilla

Phone:53 7643 7734

email:cubarestaurantedivino@gmail.com

Cuban Joints in La Havana

Dulcería Panadería Restaurante-Bar: El Biky

Address: Calzada de Infanta #412 e/  San Lázaro y Concordia. Centro Habana

Phone: 53 7879 6406// 53 7870 6515 // 53 7870 6583

email: elbiky@enet.cu / elbiky@gmail.com

Hours: every day from 08:00 am a  11:30 pm.

 

BAR-Restaurante La Catedral

Address: Calle 8 Nro:106 e/ Calzada y 5ta, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución

Phone: 0053 7 830 0793

 

BAR -Restaurante D´Lirios

Address: Paseo del Prado Nro: 563 (bajos) e/ Dragones y Teniente Rey

Hours: every day from 12:00 m to 12:00 pm.

 

LA CHUCHERÍA

Address: calle 1ra # 4 e/ 28 y  30 Miramar. Playa

Phone: 53 7 212 5013

website: www.cubaferias.com/chuchecafe

Hours: every day from 08:30 am to 12:00 am.

 

SPORT-BAR LA CHUCHERÍA

Address: Calle 1ra # 107 e/ C y D. Vedado. Plaza de La Revolución.

Phone: 0053 7 830 0708

website: www.cubaferias.com/chuchecafe

Hours: every day from 08:30 am to 12:00 am.

 

Los Nardos

Address: Paseo de Martí

Phone:+53 7 8632985

Hours: Open 24 hours

 

Café Macondo

Address: Ave Boyeros e/ 100 y A. Boyeros.

Phone: 53 5282 4152 and 53 5268 5797

 

Restaurante-BAR Razones

Address: Calle F # 63 e/ 3ra y 5ta. Vedado

Phone: 53 7832 8732

Paladares in Vinales (Pinar del Rio)

Finca Agroecológica

Address: Viñales. El Paraíso

Phone: +53 5818 8581 and  + 53 5418 8997

 

La Arboleda. Finca Rojas

Address: Carretera Viñales Km 24.

Phone: +53 48 522 39006 and +53 5364 2784

 

La Rosita. Concha y Paco

Address: Finca Paco Hernández Km 1 Carretera el Moncada

Phone: +53 5371 5688 and 5354054131

email: denia.hernandez@nauta.cu

 

Casa Verde

Address: Km 50 del Hotel Los Jazmínez Viñales

Phone: +53 5820 3301

 

La Pimienta Viñales

Address: Carretera Rancho San Vicente

Phone: 5818 8875 and 5223 8922

e-mail: lapimienta@nauta.cu

 

El Balcón del Valle

Address: Carretera a Viñales Km 23 (120 m al oeste del centro de información del CITMA)

Phone: 5223 8969

Paladares in Matanzas

Mallorca

Address: Calle 32 and 1 Ave.

Phone: +53 45 283282

 

Kike y Kcho. Varadero.

El Chiquirrín

Address: Calle  294 # 7502 e/ 75 y 77 Matanzas.// ojo verificar

Phone: 53 45 243877 and  53 5281 8923

 

Varadero 60

Address: 60St. and 3th Ave. Calle 60 Esquina a 3ra Ave.

Phone: 53 45 6113986 

website: varadero60.com/

 

Paladares in Cienfuegos

Aché Cienfuegos.

Address: Ave 38 # 4106 e/ 41 Y 43 Cienfuegos

Phone: 53 4 0526163

email: achecfg@gmail.com

 

Villa Lagarto Restaurant-Paladar Hostal

Address: Calle 35 # 4B e/ O y Litoral, La Punta, Punta Gorda

Phone: +53 43 519 966 and +53 5290 1706

email: villalagarto_16@yahoo.com

website: www.villalagartocuba.com

 

Finca del Mar Restaurant-BAR-Paladar

Address: Calle 35 e/ 18 y 20 Punta Gorda

Phone: +53 43 526 598 and + 53 5247 2638 and 5282 4133

 

Casa Prado

Address: Calle 37 # 4626 e/ 46 y 48 Prado

Phone: 53 5262 3858

 

Las Mamparas

Address: Calle 37 # 4004 e/ 40 y 42

Phone: 53 43 518992

 

Te Quedarás Cienfuegos

Address: Ave 54 #3509 e/ 35 y 37 Boulevard Cienfuegos

Phone: Vicente Rodríguez  5826 1283 and 43 550865

Paladares in Santa Clara

Restaurante El Alba. // no.

Florida Center Restaurant-Paladar-Hostal

Address: Calle Maestra Nicolasa # 56 (Candelaria Este) e/ Colón y Maceo

Phone: + 53 42 208161

email: angel.floridacenter@yahoo.com

 

Saborearte

Address: Maceo # 7 | E/ Independencia y Céspedes

Phone: 53 42 223969

 

La Casona Guevara

Address: Juan Bruno Zayas # 160 e/ San Cristóbal y Candelaria

Phone: 53 42 224279  and 53 5291 3884

Paladares in Trinidad (Sancti Spiritus)

Sol y Son

Address: Simón Bolívar # 283 e/ José Martí y Frank País

Phone: + 53 41 992 926

 

Sol Ananda

Address:  Calle Real # 45 Plaza Mayor esquina Francisco J. Zerquera (Desengaño)

Phone: +53 5281 46 12 and +53 5313 0181

email: solanandatdad@yahoo.com

 

CUBITA Santander

Address: Antonio Maceo (Gutiérrez) Nro:471 e/ Simón Bolívar (Rosario) y Francisco J. Zerquera (Desengaño)

Phone: 53 5271 1479

email: restaurantcubita@gmail.com

 

La  Estrella

Address: Simón Bolívar # 557

Phone: 53 41 994329

Paladares in Camagüey

Restaurante 1800

Address: Plaza San Juan de Dios

Phone: 53 32 283619 and 53 5399 3001

email: restaurante1800@gmail.com

 

El Mesón del Príncipe

Address: Astilleros # 18 e/ San Ramón y Lugareño

Phone:  5240 4598 and  5332 274210

email: mesondelprincipe@gmail.com and victor.segura@nauta.cu

 

La Cava Camagüey

Address: Plaza San Juan de Dios #113

Phone: 5338 6215

Paladares in Santiago de Cuba

Gallo BAR-Paladar

Address: San Germán # 503  e/ Carnicería y Moncada.

Phone: 53 22 658 395 //53 5284 2577

 

Primos Twice

Address: Calvario # 262 e/ Habana y Trinidad.

Phone: 53 22 652278 and 535258 28 and 53 52 88124

 

Aurora Paladar & Hostel

Address: Trinidad # 662 esq Calvario y Moncada

Phone: 53  226 57 386

 

Salón Tropical

Address: Reparto Santa Bárbara Luis Marcané # 310 e/ 9 y 10

Phone: 53 226 41161

 

Zunzún Santiago  

Address: Ave Manduley e/ 5 y 7 Reparto Vista Alegre.

Phone: 53 22 641528

 

El Morro

Address: Carretera del Morro Km 8 1/2

Phone: 53 22 691576

Paladares in Baracoa (Guantanamo)

La Roca

Address: Calle 1ro de abril # 78

Phone: +53 21 642 309

email: larocabcoa@nauta.cu

 

El Buen Sabor

Address: Calixto García # 134 (altos)

Phone: 53 21 641 400

email: elbuensabor134@yahoo.es

 

Marco Polo

Address: Malecón # 82 esquina Moncada

Phone: +53 21 642 497

 

Finca Duaba  

Address:  Km 5 de la carretera a Moa

Phone: 53 21 645 224

email: reservasps@gavbcoa.co.cu

Hours: Monday to Sunday  from 08:00 am to 07:00 pm

 

Finca Campesina Rancho Toa

Address: Km 8, carretera Baracoa-Moa

Phone: 53 21 645 224

email: reservasps@gavbcoa.co.cu

Hours: every day from 08:00 am to 07:00 pm  

Don Pedro

Address: Maceo # 123 e/ Frank Pais y Maravi | Dr. Pedro E. Sánchez Rosell.