Isla de la Juventud restaurants

Top Choice Cuban in Nueva Gerona

El Galeon

A superb rooftop restaurant above the La Isla, El Galeon serves Havana-worthy Cuban classics off a smoking charcoal grill. Service is friendly and fast, the decor is nautical, traditional live music adds to the ambi…
Cuban in Nueva Gerona

Restaurante El Abra

An open-air place on delightful Presa El Abra, 4km southwest of the center, this is where pineros (people from the Isla) go on weekends to partake in comida criolla (Creole food), spontaneous dancing and water sport…
Cuban in Nueva Gerona

Buena Vista 39

Modest private restaurant up a staircase above Nueva Gerona’s main drag (Calle 39) that serves the Cuban basics with a little more panache than the state-run places. Order the substantial dogfish and grab a seat on …
Cuban in Nueva Gerona

Restaurante Toti

Lobster fresh off the grill for CUC$6 and a guitar duo serenading you as you dine? Sound too good to be true? It all happens at Toti, a deliciously modest private restaurant in the Chacón neighborhood up by the Pres…
Seafood in Nueva Gerona

Restaurante Río

A dog-eared establishment by the river which, on a good day, serves fresh fish from the river and the sea (Nueva Gerona is one of the few places in Cuba where you can eat both). It has an outside terrace with a ster…
Caribbean in Nueva Gerona

El Cochinito

The ominously named ‘little pig’ offers pork concoctions in a dark but disturbing interior decorated with pigs' heads (that look like they're squealing).
Supermarket in Nueva Gerona

Cubalse Supermarket

Sells life-saving Pringles and biscuits.
Market in Nueva Gerona

Mercado Agropecuario

Nueva Gerona's typically scruffy market with fresh vegetables and meat.