La Esperanza

International in Playa & Marianao

The unassuming Esperanza was being gastronomically creative long before the 2011 reforms made life for chefs a lot easier. The interior of this vine-covered house is a riot of quirky antiques, old portraits and refined 1940s furnishings, while the food from the family kitchen includes such exquisite dishes as pollo luna de miel (chicken flambéed in rum) and lamb brochettes.