Restaurants

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Paladar Aché

One of only two surviving private restaurants from the austere 1990s, Aché has taken on the young new opposition and is still abreast of the pack. Interesting décor includes caged birds, the seven dwarfs re-created …
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Restaurante Villa Lagarto

The truly wondrous bayside setting at Largarto (the lizard) is emulated by the food and made even more memorable by some of the fastest yet most discreet service you’ll see in Cuba. With its excellent brochetas, lam…
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Doña Nora

One floor up is a long way in these chunky, colonial Paseo del Prado houses, so the views from this busy little place, should you be lucky enough to bag a table by the balcony, are great for people-watching. Food is…
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Restaurante Las Mamparas

The usually busy Mamparas is named for the antique swing doors found in Cuba's colonial houses. There aren't many in evidence here, but the ambience is nice and the hearty food – mainly Cuban-biased with lashings of…
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Casa Prado Restaurante

A highly economical Cienfuegos restaurant that serves what is perhaps the largest and quickest seafood paella you'll see in Cuba. It has a cozy downstairs, plus a roof terrace with occasional live music. Ring the be…
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Club Cienfuegos

When in Cienfuegos, it's practically obligatory to go to Club Cienfuegos, if not for the food (it's state-run) then for the wedding cake architecture, sunset views and bygone yacht-club ambience.
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Te Quedarás

Te quedarás means 'you will stay', and you probably will if you can bag a seat on the small, narrow wrought-iron balcony overlooking El Bulevar with a shaved-ice daiquiri as the live band breaks into something by Be…
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1869 Restaurant

One of Cienfuegos' most upmarket city-center dining experiences can be found in this elegant restaurant in La Unión hotel. Although the food doesn't quite match the lush furnishings, a varied international menu make…
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Finca del Mar

A fine restaurant by any yardstick in terms of service and food – seafood, including lobster and octopus, is the specialty – but with its pricey dishes and abundance of tourists, this might not be everyone's Cuban d…
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Restaurant Bouyón 1825

Handily situated just off the main square, this private restaurant specializes in meat cooked a la parrillada (on the barbecue). Avowed carnivores will revel in the hearty mixed grill, which includes four different …