Restaurants

Top Choice International in Matanzas

El Chiquirrín

A pianist plays romantically on a baby grand, chefs work artistically behind a glass partition in the kitchen, and a waiter carves Chateaubriand at your table. New York? Paris? No, the former culinary wasteland of M…
Cuban in Matanzas

Amelias del Mar

Amelias del Mar brings tongue-in-cheek creativity to standard Cuban 'international' food through flashy presentation and then serves the concept in a neat open-air patio doubling as a lively bar. Here chicken fajita…
International in Matanzas

Restaurante Paladar Mallorca

The Mallorca out in Los Mangos neighborhood northwest of the center impresses with adventurous dishes such as fish in balsamic-cream glaze, and some of Cuba's best piña coladas. Presentation is very nouveau and ther…
Cafe in Matanzas

Plaza la Vigía

Burgers and draft beer rule the menu, while young student-types dominate the clientele in this throwback bar that looks like a scene from a Parisian art nouveau poster, circa 1909. The ultimate anti-Varadero escape!
International in Matanzas

Restaurante Romántico San Severino

Parque Libertad now has a stand-out restaurant up a steep flight of steps on the west side. Colonial interior, good service and excellent shrimp-stuffed fish filets.
Caribbean in Matanzas

Café Atenas

Settle down on the terraza (terrace) with the local students, taxi drivers and hotel workers on a day off, and contemplate everyday life on Plaza de la Vigía. Decent sandwiches; grilled meats.
International in Matanzas

Risto Bar Buena Vista

A modest first-floor restaurant that's easy to miss, serving mainly Italian food in the center of Matanzas. The theme honors those doyens of traditional son, the Buena Vista Social Club – read all about it on the me…
Market in Matanzas

Mercado la Plaza

Near the Puente Sánchez Figueras; for produce/peso stalls.
Supermarket in Matanzas

Centro Variedades Commercial

Groceries.