The 5 best state restaurants Havana

La Roca

Calle 21 no 102 esq M


+53 7334501

La Roca lies in the beating heart of Vedado. Here you can eat affordable Cuban food. It is also a great place if you love art deco. At night, you can enjoy stand-up comedy, with comics like Panfilo, a Cuban comic you may remember from the Obama sketch before President Obama's historic visit to Havana in March 2016.

El Tocororo

Calle 18 entre 3ra y 5ta


+53 7204 2209

El Tocororo is Cuba's national bird. The owners created a tropical atmosphere combined with graffiti and fake birds. There is no menu. Your waiter will tell you what the suggestions are. The cook will also prepare something you ask for that's not on the menu. Well known for their mariscos and langosta. Live-music.

Jardin del Oriente


entre Oficios y Mercaderes

Habana Vieja

+53 7860 6686

The little brother of Café Oriente. Simple dishes with chicken, pork or fish. A relaxed atmosphere in a courtyard with tables around a fountain on a pation with lots of flowers and leafy trees.

La Imprenta

Calle Mercaderes no 208

entre Lamparilla y Amargura

Habana Vieja

+53 7864 9581

This is a really nice place. A high-quality renovation of the nineteenth-century imprenta (printers) La Habanera. You will be surrounded by letters, old typewriters and printing machines. La Imprenta is open daily from 11 am until 11 pm.

La Imprenta - photo © Roel Hendrickx
La Imprenta - photo © Roel Hendrickx

El Templete

Avenida del Puerto

esq Narciso López

Habana Vieja

+53 7866 8807

This restaurant, which has the same name as the Doric El Templete temple, specializes in fish and seafood. You can dine out on the large terrace with splendid views of the bay of Havana and enjoy a pleasant, refreshing breeze. The restaurant's Spanish chef, José Carlos Castillo, pays attention to a pretty and creative presentation of his tasty fish dishes.

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