Top 10 restaurants in Havana, Cuba

September 26, 2017 Tambra Mccollister

A city trapped in time, Havana captures the imagination like no other. Faded glamour meets careful colonial-era reconstruction with a backdrop of irresistible color. Walk El Malecón, the walkway bordering the ocean; visit Old Havana and the Catedral de San Cristóbal; and listen for salsa music, open-air bazaars and parties that last all night.
Things to do in Havana

1. Restaurante Paladar Decameron

Linea Number 753 | Vedado, Havana 10400, Cuba Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer Caribbean, Cuban, Fusion, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$39 - HK$118 +53 7 8322444
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 569 reviews

Restaurante Paladar Decameron

Cuban cuisine, fusioned with the best selection of internacionals dishes.

Reviewed By Andy G - Welland, Ontario, Canada

I spent 8 days in Havana. We found this great gem on one of our walks . It was so good that we ate there 3 times. The service is fantastic, we got to know our servers Marcos & Allan . Attention to detail and always happy to serve and explain the menu . Our host Morgan was always there to great us and make sure we were being looked after .
The sangria is very good as well as the mojito . The menu is very extensive. We always had the ceviche and the amazing salads. All came out like artwork . The portions are large and you can share several dishes . A pleasant surprise was the pizza . I found the entire menu was great and the desserts exceptional. I will be back for sure .

2. San Cristobal Paladar

San Rafael No 469, E/ Lealtad y Campanario, Havana, Cuba Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 860-1705
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

San Cristobal Paladar

Reviewed By uncleirv - New York City, New York

...not some mysterious place at all, but a truly wonderful Paladar in a beautiful setting. Excellent restaurant in central Havana in a truly wonderful setting. The streets may be lively and dusty but behind that large green door you will find one of the nicest restaurants at least that we have experienced, in Havana.

3. Habana 61

Calle Habana No. 61 | entre las calles Cuarteles y Peña Pobre, Havana 10100, Cuba Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Seating Seafood, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$16 - HK$118 +53 7 8016433
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Habana 61

Reviewed By Lee J - United States

There's a reason Habana 61 is rated in the top three best on Trip Advisor. Truly exceptional food, drinks, ambiance, staff, and decor. It's such a pleasure dining here.
They start with high-quality ingredients, toss in a ton of creativity, and present the dishes beautifully without one bit of pretentiousness. The fish ceviche was so fresh, I'm positive it came off the boat this morning. The octopus carpaccio was handled perfectly, sublime in its deliciousness. And the taro root soup is a specialty not to be missed whether you *think* you like taro or not ;)
All the main dishes we tried were equally yummy and we can't stop thinking about the guava cheese desert that was incredibly unique, light, refreshing and different than anything you've ever tasted (in a good way!).
Can't speak highly enough about the great people who work here and the service they provide. Special thanks to Jose for taking such good care of us!
See you soon & Best Wishes,
Joe & Lee Ann

4. Opera

Calle 5ta N. 204 Entre E y F | One block from Presidente Hotel and 600 meters from Melia Cohiba Hotel, Havana 10400, Cuba Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch, Drinks HK$71 - HK$118 +53 7 8312255
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 125 reviews

Opera

Opened from Monday to Sunday (except on Tuesday) Lunch: From 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Dinner: From 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Bar service: From 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Reviewed By Fred M - San Diego, California

On our last night in Havana on March 13th, we, a group of four couples, asked for a local restaurant with good atmosphere and food. The Opera was the first recommendation. It is located in a neighbor where many of the homes are in varying stages of rebuilding. I must admit we wondered about the restaurant location. We were very surprised. The atmosphere was very comfortable. There was art work on the walls and pleasant patio available for eating. The food was excellent we had appetizers, fresh fish and shared the desserts. Our server was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. We would definitely return!

5. Otramaneralahabana

Calle. 35 | # 1810, Havana 220150, Cuba Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Caribbean, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +53 7 2038315
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 152 reviews

Otramaneralahabana

Reviewed By Harrydomingo - Cardiff, United Kingdom

Simple white washed walls - a very clean look - an exception to the normal Spanish decor style.
Lots of Sous -vides options. Between us all we had Lobster,beef risotto as mains plus starters. All great. Service bright and efficient . About 60 Cucs ahead with wine and drinks - say £50.

6. Nero Di Seppia

Calle 6 #122 entre 1ra y 3ra, Miramar, Playa, Havana 11300, Cuba Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Private Dining Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$196 +53 5 4787871
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 360 reviews

Nero Di Seppia

Reviewed By rickenbilly - Habana

Went there with a friend and we ordered two pastas. One with camarones with safrán and one with seafood, clams and more. Within 15 minutes came Two BIG dishes with delishes al dente pasta with nice oil on top. It was to much for both of use so we asked if we could take home. So after paying for our cocktails and the food we went of for 35 cuc. Not bad at all.

7. Somos Cuba Restaurant

San Ignacio 202, Havana 10100, Cuba Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Cuban, Caribbean, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$196 +53 7 8636339
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 148 reviews

Somos Cuba Restaurant

Reviewed By pyoh - Ashland, Ohio

What a great restaurant. Hard to believe this gem existed based on the entrance. Chef Ivan and his staff/family prepared a magnificent meal for our group. One of the highlights of my trip with Steve Anchell Workshops. I just can't say enough about this place. So much good food in Cuba, and this was right near the top for me.Photo of restaurant entrance below.

8. El Del Frente

303 O'Reilly, Havana, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +53 7 8630206
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 483 reviews

El Del Frente

Reviewed By stickybeaks - Cheshire

We had an excellent meal of octopus salad and lobster here, tasty, service is quick (unlike a lot of places in Cuba), the cocktails are delicious and it has a rooftop Terrace. We didn't eat on the Terrace as the 1st floor was actually much cooler and after a hot days walking, we wanted cool!! Recommended.

9. El Cafe

Amargura #358 | e/ Aguacate y Villegas, La Habana Vieja, Havana, Cuba Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available European, Cafe, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks +53 7 8613817
Excellent
90%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 125 reviews

El Cafe

Great coffee, great breakfasts, great sandwiches and light meals made with the best fresh seasonal ingredients we can source. Our sourdough bread is made from scratch on site. We grind the coffee beans when we're about to brew your coffee, not before. We care. Some say our mojitos are the best in Havana.. ditto our coffee.. Come and decide for yourself.

Reviewed By rittingerkaren - Kitchener, Canada

We had breakfast here almost every day for our week in Havana. Many gluten-free and vegetarian options. Friendly and helpful staff. Bright and cheerful ambience. Never had to wait long for a table even if it was busy. Loved the breakfast platter, which included toast with eggs, tomatoes. cucumber (avocado when in season), and yummy yucca hashbrowns, with the option to add cheese and/or bacon. Excellent coffee and freshly made beet/pineapple/ginger juice. They even let my partner take home some yoghurt for me when I was sick from food poisoning (from a different restaurant!).

10. Dos Pelotas

Calle Colon #78 | Aguila y Crespo, Havana, Cuba Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +53 5 2507708
Excellent
68%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

Dos Pelotas

Reviewed By Archil K

Amazing place.Very popular both for tourist and for local.Good service and courteous staff.One the best on the Cuba! Hello to "Georgiana" Clara!

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