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La Cecilia***

Often has excellent live groups – check first 5th Ave. and 110, Miramar. Tel. 2041562 – From 10.30 p.m until late. A bad restaurant, but also a good occasional music venue, when a good band is playing. Check if someone is playing before you go.

La Maison****

Can be a good fun place for a drink after dinner Calle 16, No. 701, corner 7th , Miramar Tel. 2041543 Shows and fashion parades. Good place to go for dinner and a show or just arrive after dinner. The piano bar upstairs can be really fun later on in the evening with a friendly […]


Spectacular traditional 50s style cabaret Calle 72, No. 4505, Marianao – Tel. 2670110 Main show starts at 10pm until 12am and pretty spectacular, if a little ciche, then the 12-2am show is really cheesy and a waste of time. The city’s largest cabaret, with two spectacular shows each night taking place on an enormous open-air […]

Club Havana Cigar Bar and shop

this is in the car park at the each club about 20 minutes from the centre of town. The restaurants in the club offer either a relaxed beach BBQ setting, or a more formal restaurant in the club house overlooking the beach. After lunch the perfect finish is a cigar and rum in the cigar […]

Prado y Neptuno ***

Good pizza and pasta Corner of Prado y Neptuno, Centro Havana. Tel. 8609636 A very good Italian restaurant right opposite the Telagrafo and Parque Central Hotels on the corner. This provides some great pizzas, excellent pasta and good value for money.

La Divina Pastora*

Great view of Old Havana for photos, Food is crap! La Cabaña castle Tel. 8608341

El Patio****

Great place to people watch and listen to live music Calle San Ignacio, corner Empedrado, Old Havana. Tel. 8671034 and 8671035 Right next to the Cathedral in Plaza de Cathedral. Great live music from midday to early evening. A great place for a mojito before lunch or dinner, and the food (international) is average. Excellent […]

La Boguita del Medio***

Another Hemmingway tourist trap, but good mojitos Empedrado between San Ignacio and Cuba Tel. 8668857 and 8671374 Just around the corner from the Cathedral Square, this is another of Hemingway’s old haunts, a great place for a cool mojito and for soaking up the atmosphere. The food is good, too, especially the roast pork and […]

El Tocororo***

Great bar scene with live music and cocktails Calle 18, corner 3rd. Miramar Tel. 2024530 The bar next to the restaurant serves good bar snacks and have a great live band on Tue, Thur and Saturdays. A good menu of international and local dishes, including seafood, and is the only place in Havana to get […]

Terraza de Cojimar****

Quite touristy but worth a look if you are near by Calle Real No. 161 Cojimar Tel. 939232 and 939486 Fish and sea food in general. Hemingway would come here to discuss fishing tales with his skipper Gregorio, who died in 2002 aged 106. Hemingway’s novel “The Old Man and the Sea” was based on […]