The 10 Best Restaurants in Cuba

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burger © stevepb
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9 October 2017

Cuba is now home to a vibrant culinary scene after years in the wilderness, and we have picked out ten of the best spots for you to visit on your next trip to the island.

La Guarida

Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, Cuban, $$$
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Old Havana may be renowned as the most touristy area of the Cuban capital, but that’s not to say that there aren’t some hidden gems. The crumbling mansion which houses La Guarida might not look like much from the outside, but inside it’s magical. With a huge chandelier and amazing views from the terrace, it’s a must-see.

O’Reilly304

Bar, Cocktail Bar, Tapas, Pub Grub, Cuban
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After years of struggling to source ingredients, Cuban chefs are reveling in the new possibilities that have opened up in recent years. This Havana spot prides itself on using fresh produce in all its food, and the juices and cocktails are also well worth a try.

Atelier

Restaurant, Restaurant with Rooms, Contemporary, Cuban
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Atelier Restaurante, La Habana
Atelier Restaurante, La Habana

Vedado is becoming a major player on the Havana restaurant scene, and Atelier is a major reason why. The spacious mansion is perfect for large parties, and you can sample a long list of delicious dishes while marveling at the stunning interior design. Check out the extensive cocktail list before, or indeed after, you eat.

La Redaccion Cuba

Restaurant, Cuban, $$$
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It hasn’t been open long, but La Redaccion Cuba has quickly become popular in Trinidad thanks to its international comfort food. There are burgers, pasta and other classics, served up on a big shared table – perfect for solo travelers looking to meet people.

Salsa Suarez

Restaurant, Fusion, Cuban
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While many visitors to Varadero will be on all-inclusive package deals, Cuba’s most popular beach town is also home to a growing number of privately-run restaurants. Salsa Suarez has something for every palate thanks to a wide-ranging international menu, and the plant-filled patio adds to its relaxed atmosphere. The service is excellent, and you’ll even be able to get a decent cup of coffee after you’ve finished your food.

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