Lamparilla 361 Tapas & Cervezas

Top choice tapas in Habana Vieja
Julia Galiano-Rios

Havana’s best tapas bar might also be its finest all-round eating establishment, with food, presentation and service down to a fine art. Inside the loungy, romantically lit restaurant there’s plenty to look at as you enjoy ice-cold beer, fabulous cocktails, and creative but interestingly presented tapas (on plates, slates, pans and mini-shopping trolleys).

Best of all is the sharp, discreet and multilingual service that ought to be bottled and exported all around Cuba.

You’ll need more than a postcard (or tweet) to list the standout food and drink items. Could they include the tapas-size lasagna, the meatballs served freshly made in the pan, the cornbread with sweet chicken, or the daiquiri that comes with a face iced onto it? It’s all epic!