Probably the most famous jazz club in Cuba, La Zorra y el Cuervo is located in La Rampa Habanera, the city's cultural sector. Each night, the club offers an explosion of live music performed by some of the island's best jazz musicians. Many internationally renowned figures have also graced the stage, including George Benson, Chucho Valdés, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. A nice size, the club has a capacity for 130 people. It offers a selection of light meals and an extensive cocktail list though the entrance fee delightfully entitles patrons to two free drinks.
One of the most popular restaurants in Havana, El Chanchullero offers delicious tapas and Cuban cuisine. Among the mouthwatering menu items are dishes like pork fricassee, chicken skewers, and garlic shrimp. The equally enticing drinks menu boasts all your favorite island cocktails. Local specialities include Cuba Libres and mojitos though you'll also find beer, wine, sangria, and non-alcoholic beverages like coffee and fruit juice on the menu. Meals are often accompanied by traditional music, creating a vibrant ambiance for patrons. With so much to offer, it's no wonder that El Chanchullero attracts such a trendy scene.
Established in the former home of Cuban filmmaker Rafael Rosales, Madrigal embraces artistry from its creative decor to its bohemian ambiance. Walk in and you'll see movie banners decorating the walls, sound umbrellas used as lampshades, and film memorabilia galore. On the menu at Madrigal are shareable tapas that are bursting with flavor and cocktails that will tickle your tastebuds. A great place to rewind, relax, and catch up with friends, this trendy hotspot can also be rented out for private events. Please note that Madrigal is cash only.
Tropicana is an obligatory stop for anyone looking to experience a true taste of the Havana nightlife scene. The historic cabaret offers an unrivaled spectacle of lights, costumes, and entertainment. Nightly presentations are held on an open-air stage where thousands of dancers perform exciting routines. Since 1939, this historic nightclub and entertainment venue has provided locals and tourists alike with a healthy dose of the Cuban culture. Although admission seems a bit steep, the quality of the show makes the experience totally worth the expense.
Without a doubt, La Bodeguita del Medio is one of the most famous Cuban establishments in the world, not only for its historical significance but also for its food and drink. The walls of this intimate space are covered with the signatures of luminaries like Nat King Cole, Brigitte Bardot, Errol Flynn, Jack Lemon, and Joan Manuel Serrat. On the menu are such delicacies as roast suckling pig, fried plantains, black-eyed beans, tamales, and cassava in a special dressing. The house drink is the mojito, a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, who frequented La Bodeguita del Medio during his time in Cuba. Drop by on your tour of Havana and join the ranks of the impressive patrons who made this place the hotspot that it is today.
Donde Lis Restaurante & Bar is located in the heart of Old Havana and is the place to be if you're looking for delicious food and excellent service. The restaurant serves traditional Cuban delicacies with an eclectic flair and some of the favorites include the lobster ceviche, Spaghetti Pomodoro, shrimp in garlic sauce, and shredded beef. Vegetarians need not worry as the restaurant has an equally enticing variety for them. They also serve some delicious cocktails, local beers, and other spirits. The decor is trendy yet cozy and welcoming and the service is friendly and always with a smile. This restaurant is highly recommended and deserves a visit on your trip to the city.
La Casa serves delicious local dishes at a moderate price. La Casa used to be a private resident but was converted into an restaurant, so guests can enjoy a charming and homey ambiance. The restaurant has a wide variety of dishes, including seafood and meat entrees such as carpaccio de pescado and chuleta de cerdo grillé.
One of the finest additions in the drinking scene of Havana, Azucar is known for serving tempting drinks and delicious Cuban cuisine. They are particularly known for serving scrumptious tapas. The decor is contemporary with many modern touches. The bar overlooks the beautiful Plaza Vieja and offers lovely views as patrons enjoy delectable tapas preparations and tempting cocktails. Established in October 2014, the Azucar is a lively place to hangout with a bunch of friends. It is a cash only establishment.