Top 5: Restaurants in Havana, Cuba

by Jack Guy

Sep 22, 2017

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Top 5 / Caribbean

The culinary scene in Cuba has seen a remarkable resurgence following political reforms that allow private enterprise. Here are five of the best.


This pizza joint is housed in an 18th-century mansion in Old Havana, and is widely believed to serve the best pizzas in Cuba. It gets busy, so booking ahead is advised.

El Cucinero

Located in Vedado, this trendy spot is usually full of well-heeled visitors and wealthy Cubans. Cocktails are made by experienced bar staff and grilled lobster is usually on the menu.

La Guarida

Make sure to get a rooftop table at this atmospheric Old Havana joint, situated in a crumbling old mansion with an impressive chandelier. The view is as awe-inspiring as the food is tasty.


Fresh ingredients are the name of the game at this spot, a rarity in a city that struggles to get produce. The juices and cocktails are brilliant, as is the food and modern décor.


This spacious restaurant is housed in an old mansion in Vedado, and the décor is as thoughtful as the menu. There is plenty of variety in the food, and a long cocktail list to boot. It is perfect for larger groups.

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