Callejon de Hamel: A Little Slice of Weirdness

Looking for something unusual? Off-kilter? Unique? You came to the right place. The Callejon de Hamel is a little slice of weirdness in an otherwise unremarkable part of western Centro Habana. A small street not to far from the Malecon, the Callejon sports an eclectic mix of murals, sculptures, and other public art pieces. It seems like every city has something like this nowadays. The … Continue reading Callejon de Hamel: A Little Slice of Weirdness

Sia Kara: An Eclectic Night Spot

feaSituated behind the Capitolio, tucked away on Barcelona, this bar-restaurant offers strong drinks and not bad food. Assuming you can get a spot. There’s an upstairs loft but the place can get crowded at night. Best to make a reservation, or stop by during the day for an afternoon cocktail. The eclectic decor (let us know if that painting is still there—you know what we’re … Continue reading Sia Kara: An Eclectic Night Spot

La Guarida: The Best, the Most Famous…and the Most Expensive

One of the most famous and most expensive restaurants in Havana, La Guarida does not disappoint. The food is always fantastic, and at $15-20 a plate, it better be. The famous 1993 Cuban movie Fresa y Chocolate filmed in the building back before it was converted into a restaurant (one of the characters actually calls his apartment “la guarida”–or, the hideout), and it still feels like a … Continue reading La Guarida: The Best, the Most Famous…and the Most Expensive