La Mina

Caribbean in Habana Vieja

With a mediocre menu but a top-class location, state-run La Mina graces a shady corner of Plaza de Armas (so every tourist walks past it at some point). Food options – displayed on a street-side stand and backed up by an army of verbose waitstaff – include chicken, pork and prawns cooked in a variety of ways but lacking culinary panache.