Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Habana del Este

Il Piccolo

This Guanabo old-school private restaurant has been around for eons and is a bit of an open secret among habaneros, some of whom consider its thin-crust wood-oven pizzas to be the best in Cuba. Out of the way and a …
Seafood in Habana del Este

Restaurante la Terraza

Another photo-adorned shrine to the ghost of Hemingway, Restaurante la Terraza specializes in seafood and does a roaring trade from the hordes of Papa fans who get bused in daily. The food is surprisingly mediocre, …
International in Habana del Este

Restaurante 421

Ask a local about food preferences in Guanabo and they'll probably direct you up the steep hill behind the main roundabout to this newish perch that has a surprisingly wide selection of Cuban favorites mixed with in…
International in Habana del Este

Chicken Little

Forgive them the kitschy name – Chicken Little could yet make it big. Defying Guanabo’s ramshackle image, this deluxe restaurant has polite wait staff with welcome cocktails and who’ll talk you through a menu of pes…
Cuban in Habana del Este

Mi Cayito

A small bar-restaurant reached via a raised boardwalk that overlooks Laguna Itabo, a small lagoon abutting Playa Boca Ciega. It's a quiet spot surrounded by nature selling solid if unremarkable Cuban food.
Seafood in Habana del Este

Don Pepe

When the Guanabo pizza gets too much, head to this thatched-roof, beach-style restaurant about 50m from the sand. It specializes in seafood.
Cuban in Habana del Este

El Cubano

This is a spick-and-span place on Guanabo's western Boca Ciega end, with a full wine rack (French and Californian), checkered tablecloths and a good version of chicken cordon bleu. There's a nightly disco at 10pm.
Cuban in Habana del Este

Restaurante Costarenas

This scruffy place is part of Villa Los Pinos, but it'll serve you its OK-ish fish dishes and pizzas either on a breezy 1st-floor terrace or under thatched umbrellas right on the beach.
Italian in Habana del Este

Pizzería Mi Rinconcito

Located near Villa Los Pinos, this place serves up a reasonably good pizza-fest, plus cannelloni, lasagna, salads and spaghetti.
Supermarket in Habana del Este

Tienda Villa Los Pinos

Tienda Villa Los Pinos is a small grocery store for self-caterers at the Villa Los Pinos hotel.