Doña Eutimia

Top choice cuban in Habana Vieja

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Keep it simple. The secret at Doña Eutimia is that there is no secret. Just serve decent-sized portions of incredibly tasty Cuban food. The ropa vieja (shredded beef) and minced beef picadillo both deserve a mention. Doña Eutimia was the first private restaurant to grace this small cul-de-sac near the cathedral.

Now, there are at least five other restaurants and a rugby scrum of jineteros (hustlers) trying to lure you in (avoid them and you'll save money).