Best restaurants in Holguín

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    1910 Restaurante & Bar

    Count this elegant wood-trimmed colonial among Cuba's best offerings. Guests tuck into thick steaks as if it were their last day on earth. There's also tender grilled octopus with garlic sauce, lovely chocolate torta (cake) and an extensive wine and liquor menu. Courteous service to boot. The restaurant is filled with locals and travelers alike. Come early or reserve.

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    Salón 1720

    A painstakingly restored wedding cake mansion with a full social atmosphere. Tuck into paella or chicken stuffed with vegetables and cheese; there are even complimentary crackers. In the same colonial-style complex, there's a cigar shop, bar, boutique, car rental and a terrace with nighttime music. Check out the wall plaques that give interesting insights into Holguín's history.

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    Ranchón Los Almendros

    With excellent smoked meats with copious trimmings, tostones (fried plantain) and huge stuffed peppers filled with ropa vieja (shredded beef), this restaurant is worth the little bit extra it costs. Located near Loma de la Cruz, it doesn't look much from the outside but rest assured – inside is a different story.

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    Restaurante Maragato

    Worth getting off the beaten path for, this easygoing restaurant does comida criolla (Creole food) with style. It also has the best cocktail bar in town, thanks to the barman owner. Dine on grilled meats, tender lamb shanks, yams and fresh salad. It's in front of the Hospital Lenin on a breezy 3rd-floor terrace.

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    Restaurante-Bar San José

    A hub of locals slap-bang in the central square (Parque San José) with mismatched paint and uniformed servers. The menu is nothing fancy, but this is where you come for comida criolla (Creole food).

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    Cremería Guamá

    Havana's famous ice-cream parlor. Lose an hour underneath the striped red-and-white awning overlooking pedestrianized Calle Manduley and enjoy peso treats alfresco.

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    Cafetería Cristal

    Typical of such cafes across Latin America: Cristal's reliable and affordable chicken meals are dished up by formal waiters whose elegance prepares you for cuisine far superior to what you end up getting. The air-conditioning replicates a frigid day in Toronto. Perch on the outside terrace with the surprisingly great house coffee and soak up Holguín life.

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    Taberna Pancho

    This bar-restaurant inspired by the Mirador de Mayabe's famous beer-drinking donkey has echoes of a Spanish tavern, done up in dark wood. The menu includes actual chorizo (unusual in Cuba) and draft Mayabe beer comes in proper frosted glasses.

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    Agropecuario

    Vegetable market in an offshoot of Calle 19 near the train station.

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    La Luz de Yara

    Relatively well-stocked Cuban department store and supermarket with a bakery section on Parque Calixto García.

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    La Candonga

    Cheap food stalls next to the baseball stadium. Not for those with sensitive tummies.

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    Agropecuario

    Vegetable market in Dagoberto Sanfield.