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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“Don Cangrejo’s popularity has grown over the last few years, and now the weekend party crowd of beautiful Cubans pack this outdoor, oceanside bar. The way to play it is to get ice, Cokes and a bottle of Havana Club Especial to share with friends – when you’re not busy dancing that is. This place has a lot of character - it’s right next to the sea, and the dancefloor is in fact a huge covered swimming pool. Make sure you’re there early, otherwise you’ll join the crowd in the line-up outside rather than the crowd on the dance floor inside. The music is provided by great live musicians playing contemporary fusion music. The likes of Kelvis Ochoa, Leoni Torres or QVA Libre ensure the dancefloor.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place consists of an ample terrace, small bar and various inside rooms to a comfortable Miramar mansion. The outdoor deck has been set up with tables and bar stools in a bar rather than restaurant style. Table service is excellent, the bar can be a bit annoying since beers are in a different place to cocktails but I am sure they will work it out. They do periodically have live music here but really this is either a pre or post party place. Relax, enjoy the good music, and try some of the excellent tapas and do some people watching. Address: Calle 10, entre 5ta y 31, Miramar.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Beautiful local, excellent attention and very concerned, wonderful food and very well prepared. I recommend trying lobster charcoal, well prepared drinks, with live music. Type of kitchen: Caribbean , Latin , Seafood , Spanish , Cuban , International , Grill , Vegetarian options , vegan options , gluten - free options. Characteristics: Reservations, Outdoor terrace, Private restaurant, Capacity, Bartenders, Parking available, Street parking, Access for the disabled, Serves alcohol, Full bar, Wine and beer. Advisable for: Bar atmosphere, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Children, Business meetings. Address: Avenue 3ra A & 46,Miramar, Cuba. +53 7 2028337”
  • 28 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“The best nightclub in Havana, the whole city party will end, recommended to go after 3 AM...”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Piano Bar, located in the 5th Avenue of Havana Miramar. The billboard includes music "Bolero" - romantic songs. Often live performances.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“It inhabits the 2nd-floor family-room-turned-restaurant of a private residence, which faces the sea. The seaside ambience is embellished by a beautiful swimming pool that spills its water into the ocean. Delicious seafood dishes may be enjoyed while overlooking the crashing waves of the ocean. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Similar to a Sports Bar and fair prices. Try their salads they are huge! Nice Brunches and Breakfast!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“We recommend the Tabacco Shop in El Aljibe should you wish to buy Cuban Cigars. This small, personable tobacco shop has supplied cigars to the Kennedy's and Bill Clinton. True story, the walls of this shop used to feature a very eloquent letter from President Clinton on Whitehouse stationary, thanking the shop for the fantastic cigars.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“When it was opened, the Tocororo was one of the first upmarket restaurants in Havana. This is an old style Havana state-owned restaurant. Lots of greenery and a piano player do at least give some atmosphere to the normal posh ambience.Bear in mind that El Tocororo bar (which is attached) is one of the most popular bars in Cuba with a real bar type atmosphere amongst expats and is a great place to have a drink or two. Address: Calle 18, entre 3ra y 5ta, Miramar. Phone: (+53)7204 - 2209. Open noon-midnight Mon-Sat, closed Sun”
  • 16 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
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“Located in Miramar is a must stop if you visit Havana. Excellent food, super service. The seafood pizza is amazing, for 15 CUCs it has any amount of shrimp and lobster chunks! The lobster on the pineapple another wonder and I can not fail to mention the super daiquiris to me and my group of friends who tasted the best in Havana. 100% recommendable!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“ Sergio García Macías runs one of the busiest restaurants in Havana (especially at lunchtime), El Aljibe, which features a 62-year-old secret recipe for roast chicken that has drawn the likes of Hollywood star Jack Nicholson and former President Jimmy Carter. This is a great place for Creole food, as well as the chicken and the rice, which are excellent, and the French fries and fresh bread to complement. While there is other stuff on the menu, the as-much-as-you-can-eat El Aljibe chicken, CUC 12, is what you go there for. Address: Ave. 7ma entre 24 y 26, Miramar. Phone: (+53)7204 - 1583. Open noon-midnight”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This Spanish-Cuban fusion private restaurant or paladar, run by a husband-and-wife team, offers the best quality Spanish food in town. Chef Alvaro Diez trained in Catalonia at Ferran Adria’s edgy gastronomic temple elBulli. If there’s anything close to Nueva Cocina  (New Kitchen) in Cuba, this is it. The décor is minimalist with modern milky white chairs and a few futuristic paintings hung on the wall. The dishes are sophisticated and contemporary. The sardine starter dressed with papaya salsa, cilantro purée and flower petals is sublime, and most of the herbs used on each plate are grown from its own garden. It’s amazing how, like most kitchens, Otranmanera manages periodic shortages of ingredients and still turns out awe-inspiring food. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The wonderful taste of a coffee combined with rum/ whiskey/ liqueur in a cozy and vintage atmosphere based on sewing machines, ancient cameras, typewriters, radios, a car and a bathtub.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Small private place, managed by a family. Exquisite food, delicatessen, everything 'made at home' (Hecho en Casa).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Es muy cerca de la casa, un lugar agradable, la comida es acorde acorde calidad-precios ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Es un lugar ideal para compartir con amigos,en el podrás disfrutar de la música cubana en vivo con agrupaciones de primera conocidas en el mundo hasta altas horas de la noche.”
  • 2 locals recommend