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Havana: Everything you need to know

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Havana Cuba

Havana: Everything you need to know

Havana Restaurants

Lunch

Rio Mar Restaurant

International with a Cuban touch. Located by the water. I recommend the Seafood pasta
Seafood Pasta Rio Mar Cuba

El Templete

Recommended by a reliable source.

Great Seafood, have the Paella

N.K.

Dinner

El Cocinero

A power station turned oil factor and now a restaurant! This was my favourite in Havana, I recommend:

  • Caprese
  • Charcoal grilled shrimp, fish, lobster skewer.
  • Chocolate dessert

Caprese El Cocinero Charcoal Grilled fish shrimp lobster skewer Chocolate dessert

The perfect thing about El Cocinero is that it’s located right next to La Fabrica de Arte Cubano (a nightclub), so you can walk over straight after dinner.

La Guarida

Although this place is quite famous, I never understood what the hype was about.The Ravioli was good but house french fries were drenched in oil! The menu’s fancy but food wasn’t great. I would go just cause of the popularity and, well, everyone’s taste is different.

Ravioli Il Guarida Il Guarida Chicken

There are other restaurants I read about that I haven’t tried so if you want to experiment and you’ve already gone through my list then here you go!

Starbien

Cafe Laurent

El Patio

Havana Activities

Cigar Factory Tour

Partagas is the most famous one, only open on weekdays buy your tickets from the hotel they do not sell it at the factory. Check if they’re allowing tourists as sometimes they don’t!

Cuba Cigar Factory

Casa Abel

Cigar bar and restaurant they pair cigars and rum that compliment each others taste.

Bodeguita del medio

Bar, go during the day. Kind of touristy but the live music is lovely and you can take really cool photos in that area.

Bodeguito Del Medio Video

Hotel Nacional

Nice view at sunset (call to check if rooftop is open first)

Plaza vieja

One of the oldest squares in Havana used to be called plaza nueva “new square”

Havana Cuba

Fundacion Havana Club

Rum factory

Museo del chocolate

Chocolate making process

Iglesia del Espiritu Santo

Oldest church in havana

The Prado

most attractive/popular promenade

Callejon de Hamel

Salvador Gonzalez Escalona transformed run down neighbourhood into pyrotechnic explosion of colour and music. Painted mural on a friends house!

Candy Factory

Damien aquilles artist that’s going to have an expo in NYC call to make an appointment to see his work (check instagram for number)

Museum of the revolution

Really cool about Cuban history but a bit propaganda style

Almacenes San Jose market

I haven’t been but I guess if you like markets give this a try

Where to go out

La Fabrice de Arte Cubano

Art space, photos, performances everything art related and a bar in the middle. (Stuck to Cocinero so go to La Fabrice de Arte Cubano straight after dinner).

Where to stay

Saratoga Hotel

Definitely the best hotel in Havana right now and the bar upstairs is nice to have a drink at.

Saratoga Hotel

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