That Place Across from the Hotel Nacional

Yeah, that one. We don’t know the name because it doesn’t have one. But it’s one of our favorites for a quick breakfast or lunch, and right across the street from the Hotel Nacional. If you’re willing to stand in an unconditioned closet while rubbing elbows with taxi driver, this is the place for you. Breakfast is $1 and lunch is $2 and they’re both … Continue reading That Place Across from the Hotel Nacional

Club SU Miramar: Shockingly Authentic* Korean Food

Did you come to Cuba for the Korean food? No? But that photo looks pretty good right? Well if you’re looking for some of the best international cuisine in Cuba (that isn’t Italian or Spanish), check this place out. It’s expensive and the name is a little weird, but it’s worth the price if you have a hankering for a bowl of bulgogi. *the claim … Continue reading Club SU Miramar: Shockingly Authentic* Korean Food

Cafe Laurent: An Overlooked Gem Overlooking the City

Though perhaps not as hip or popular as restaurants like El Cocinero or La Guarida, Cafe Laurent certainly offers consistently delicious food on par with it’s more well-known contemporaries. Located atop a residential building just a few blocks from the Hotel Nacional, the restaurant a menu that’s big on taste and never lets down on quality. Maybe they have to try harder because they lack the … Continue reading Cafe Laurent: An Overlooked Gem Overlooking the City

El Cafe: Great, and Not Just for Cuba

Calling it now: this place has the best sandwiches in Havana. Homemade sourdough bread, fresh veggies, great sauces, and a BLT with REAL BACON. And the space is beautiful. With the big windows, relaxed atmosphere and coffee shop vibe, you’ll probably want to stay and relax or get a little work done–though there will probably be someone waiting in line for your table. They also … Continue reading El Cafe: Great, and Not Just for Cuba

O’Reilly 304: Great All-Around (And Not an Irish Bar)

A bar-restaurant that’s known for its fancy gin and tonics, with delicious food too. You can get in during the day with a moderate wait, but we definitely recommend calling ahead for dinner. The cocktails are big, delicious, and strong–just the way we like them. If you can’t get in, try going across the street to El Del Frente–it’s a newer restaurant by the same … Continue reading O’Reilly 304: Great All-Around (And Not an Irish Bar)

Rio Mar: Expensive Seafood with a View of the Sea

Taking it’s name from it’s location at La Puntilla, where the Almadares River (rio) meets the ocean (mar), Rio Mar serves up delicious seafood on a beautiful deck overlooking the water. It’s a great spot, but pricy–entrees can cost over $20, which is a fortune in Cuba prices. Still, it’s worth a visit. Just try to make a reservation if you’re going for dinner. And … Continue reading Rio Mar: Expensive Seafood with a View of the Sea