Steak in Varadero

Restaurante La Barbacoa

Varadero's best state-run restaurant is a steakhouse that serves ridiculously cheap steak and lobster in an old-world decor (stag's heads, horsey paraphernalia) staffed by very straight-faced waiters.
Steak in Playa & Marianao

La Ferminia

The out-of-the-way Ferminia is old-school Havana posh. During rougher economic times it drew in diplomats and famous visitors in spades (Fidel Castro ate here), but today it struggles to emulate the raft of newer, c…