Tatagua

International in Centro Habana

A hole-in-the-wall eatery on iconic Paseo de Martí, Tatagua features flavorful food and affordable cocktails. The two-story colonial building has been restored into an eclectic mashup of rustic furniture and Cuban artwork. Ask for any dish with smashed sweet potato – the recipe is spot on. Grilled octopus with pesto is another highlight, as are the vegetarian-friendly dishes.

Tatagua takes its moniker from the indigenous name of the Cuban witch butterfly. Ask the staff about the legend behind it.