Restaurante el Templete

Seafood in Habana Vieja

Welcome to a rare Cuban breed: a state-run restaurant that can compete with the nascent private sector. The Templete's specialty is fish, and special it is: fresh, succulent and cooked simply without the pretensions of celebrity-chef-producing nations.

Sure, it's a little caro (expensive), but the quality is good and it serves all sorts of hard-to-get varieties – mahimahi, grouper and sole among them.