Top 5 Havana restaurants

La Guarida Haydn Blackey/Flickr

La Guarida ©Haydn Blackey/Flickr

Havana is a very famous Cuban destination. It is a magnificent city which attracts numerous tourists each year. The deluge of the landmarks and tourist attractions make this city an extremely attractive place to visit. The local culture is also attractive for tourists. When you visit a foreign city, it is important to find out which are the must-see sights of it. Besides, it is also important to find out which are the best hotels and restaurants of the respective destination. In one of my previous guides I have already presented you the best hotels of Havana. Below I will give you some useful info relating to the top 5 restaurants of Havana.

La Guarida

Translated a “Hideaway”, the fantastic restaurant of La Guarida occupies the third floor of a chic residential building in Central Havana, on Concordia Street. After you climb the beautiful marble stairs, you’ll find three small rooms and a fantastic balcony. If you are lucky, you can have dinner at one table on the balcony which offers excellent views of Central Havana. Fish tacos and tuna steaks are some of the delicacies of the restaurant.

La Guarida Haydn Blackey/Flickr

La Guarida ©Haydn Blackey/Flickr


BellaHabana Restaurant can be found in the Miramar district of Havana. Fish is the highlight of this restaurant. Housed in a chic mansion, the restaurant offers smoked salmon, red snapper, squid and even octopus ceviche. As for the drinks, good mojitos and French wine are both on offer here. You’ll find the restaurant at Calle 6 y 7ma No. 512, Miramar.

La Galería

When gallery meets restaurant, it results the fantastic La Galería. One of Vedado’s best restaurants offers great quality foods. From staple ropa vieja to fillet mignons and from rabbit with sauce to delicious arabic coconut tart, the menu includes a large variety of dishes. The restaurant has a great outdoor terrace, perfect for people-watching. A great thing about the restaurant is that it stays open until late night.

San Cristobal Paladar

One of the several paladars, the San Cristobal Paladar offers a real colonial taste of Cuba. The friendly paladar is located in Central Havana, on Calle San Rafael. From shrimp dishes to yucca and even malanga dishes, you’ll find lots of delicacies here. Lobster and lamb are also on offer. Taste these delicious dishes surrounded by old antiques and books.

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Medianoche ©goodiesfirst/Flickr

Doña Eutemia

Undoubtedly one of the top 5 Havana restaurants is Doña Eutemia. The owner uses recipes she got from her mother, cooking only creole dishes like malanga fritters, ropa vieja, black beans, salad and rice. The paladar is very famous among both locals and tourists.


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Lechon asado ©goodiesfirst/Flickr


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