Outer Havana restaurants

Vegetarian in Outer Havana

Restaurante el Bambú

This was once the only example of vegetarian dining in Havana, and has long been a leading advocate for the benefits of a meatless diet (a tough call in the challenging economy of Cuba). The all-you-can-eat lunch bu…
Parrilla in Outer Havana

La Ceiba

La Ceiba is a thatched ranchón at the northern entrance to Parque Lenin close to where the galloping horse hustlers congregate. Come here for the parrillada (giant barbecue) and watch as selective meats send up arom…
Caribbean in Outer Havana

Las Ruinas

Once celebrated for its architecture (a modernist structure incorporating the ruins of a sugar mill), Las Ruinas had become a ruin itself by the 2010s. Work was in progress at the time of research to spruce it up an…
Cuban in Outer Havana

Casa 1740

One of Parque Lenin's quieter eating options is set in a small house south of the lake and is air-conditioned to replicate a chilly day in Canada. Food is straight up comida criolla (traditional Cuban). You can't go…
Cuban in Outer Havana

La Herradura

Indoor restaurant at Parque Lenin's Centro Ecuestre (horse center), which will deliver the goods if you've just been trotting around the trails. Their specialty is the rueda de pescado (a medley of different fish) a…
Parrilla in Outer Havana

Las Majaguas

Sandwiched in between Parque Lenin and the Jardin Botánico Nacional, Las Majaguas is a tourist-free zone where locals come to play pool and other bar games under a large thatched canopy as they wait for their meat t…