Best restaurants in Camagüey

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    Casa Austria

    Locals line up for strudel and decadent cakes at this Austrian-run cafe. After so much comida criolla (Creole food), travelers embrace the international menu featuring chicken cordon bleu, schnitzel and garbanzos stewed in tomato sauce with bacon. It's all good. The setting, stuffed with heavy colonial furniture, is a bit claustrophobic, but there's also patio dining, complete with fountain-fed pond.

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    El Paso

    Finally, a private restaurant with all-day hours, plus a funky interior and an enviable Plaza del Carmen location. There's flavorful ropa vieja (spiced shredded beef), heaping bowls of arroz con pollo a la chorrillana (chicken, rice, prunes and peppers in a ceramic bowl). Try pan patato for dessert – consisting of cassava and coconut. Good happy-hour deals from 2pm to 8pm.

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    Café Ciudad

    Camagüey has made Agramonte-like efforts to carve culinary quality into its historical inheritance. This lovely plaza-hugging colonial cafe melds grandiosity with great service, emulating anything in Havana Vieja. Try the jamón serrano (cured ham) or savor a superb café con leche under the louvers. The picture occupying one wall shows the exact continuation of the old street.

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    Restaurante Carmen

    With a Siberian chill thanks to hyperactive air-conditioning, this popular restaurant on the pedestrian stretch of Maceo brims with locals at midday. Most come for the cheap lunch specials – get yours early because they usually run out. It's consistent, with a diverse menu that ranges from sandwiches to stewed meat with rice.

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    Restaurante La Isabella

    This hip restaurant was opened during a visit by delegates from Gibara's iconic film festival, Festival Internacional del Cine Pobre, in 2008. Blending Italian-style food (pizza, lasagna, fettuccine) with a maverick movie-themed decor and director-style seats, the restaurant occupies the site of Camagüey's first-ever cinema.

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    Mesón del Príncipe

    This elegant restaurant offers an affordable fine-dining experience in a typically refined Camagüeyan residence. It is places like this that have put Camagüey at the cutting edge of Cuba's new culinary revolution – a notch above Santiago. Bonus: tit doesn't use straws – a laudable, sustainable novelty.

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    Restaurante de los Tres Reyes

    A handsome, state-run place set in beautiful colonial digs on Plaza San Juan de Dios that sells mainly chicken dishes. Ruminate on Camagüey life by one of the giant iron-grilled windows out front or enjoy greater privacy on a plant-bedecked interior patio.

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    Café Cubita

    Just off Plaza de los Trabajadores, Cubita is alfresco and lively. And it really does stay open all hours, offering cold beer and 3am ropa vieja (shredded beef and vegetables in a tomato salsa).

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    Cremería 1514

    Prize for the oddest installation in the lakeside park, Cremería 1514 serves up ice cream in the fuselage of an old Soviet plane – a 1960s Antonov A26.

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    Restaurante Italiano Santa Teresa

    An Italian feast-in-waiting. Divine pizza, great ice cream and more-than-passable espresso on the patio definitely make this a spot to savor.

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    La Campana de Toledo

    Offering comida criolla (creole food), this classic Camagüey eatery has colonial digs, a shady patio and a serenading quartet.

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    Gran Hotel

    A 5th-floor restaurant with superb city views and a rather nice buffet; get here early to watch the sun set over the church towers.

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    Gran Hotel Snack Bar

    Has coffee, sandwiches, chicken and ice cream. The hamburgers (when available) are good and the atmosphere is 1950s retro.

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    Panadería Doña Neli

    For bread and delicate cakes, try this particularly well-stocked bakery, opposite the Gran Hotel. Follow the aroma.