Fusion in Ciego de Ávila


City-center joint on the 12th floor of the rather ugly Doce Plantas building that recently reopened after a year-long refurbishment. Excellent city views, and it has now added a terrace and a parrillada (barbecue). …
International in Ciego de Ávila

El Camarote

Despite its strategic geographical position, Ciego isn't oozing good private restaurants – yet. For some respite, pop into this modest little place three blocks from the Carretera Central for pizza, tacos, spaghetti…
Cuban in Ciego de Ávila

Fonda la Estrella

Serving what is possibly the cheapest edible ropa vieja (spicy stewed beef) in Cuba, La Fonda (as it's always known), is a tiny corner bar where none of the dishes on the laconic menu break CUC$3. And everything com…
Cuban in Ciego de Ávila

Madre de Agua

The restaurante flotante (floating restaurant) is raised on stilts above the waters of Embalse la Turbina in Parque de la Ciudad, Ciego's commendable urban-regeneration project. It sells basic, but not bad, Cuban no…
Caribbean in Ciego de Ávila

Don Ávila

Plaza-abutting Don Ávila impresses with its regal ambience, on-site cigar outlet, old-gents-style bar, typically friendly avileño service and cheap prices. The comida criolla (Creole food) is less spectacular but pl…
Caribbean in Ciego de Ávila

Restaurante Don Pepe

A bartender named Eladio invented the Cóctel Don Pepe here (two shots of orange juice, 1.5 shots of white rum and half a shot of crème de menthe, stirred) back in the day. The contemporary restaurant, housed in a pl…
Cuban in Ciego de Ávila

El Colonial

Who needs fancy food when you're eating in the city's most atmospheric colonial building? A neat Wild West–style saloon bar opens onto a colonnaded patio behind. Cool chunky crockery, hot hearty portions. Pay in pes…
Supermarket in Ciego de Ávila

Supermercado Cruz Verde

Sells basic groceries in one of Ciego's grandest fin de siècle buildings. Inside it's a lot less grand.