The Florida has been Santa Clara's best restaurant for at least a decade. The food is as good as the experience. Diners eat in a colonial, plant-festooned, candlelit courtyard full of interesting antiques. Owner Áng…
In this new era of competition from independents, state-run eateries have to perform better, and this one does. In a glamorous former state office, furnished in somber colonial splendor and hung with original artwor…
Perched in a busy corner, this is a simple privately owned cafe aimed mainly at locals. It's a great place for a grilled cheese sandwich and a café bombón (espresso with condensed milk). Service comes with a smile.
A long-standing casa particular renter who's decided to give it a go in the culinary sphere, the Jover is encased in a lovely 1867 colonial house with a patio and specializes in honey chicken. Give it a try!
This joyous bakery amid the austere shopfronts on Calle Maceo has plenty of tables available where you can relax with a piece of aromatic fruit cake and the best cappuccino in Santa Clara.
Cheap food and large portions sold in Cuban pesos without undue ceremony. Good if you're on a budget
The Santa Clara branch of this Cuban mini-chain has a pleasant bar, air-conditioning and friendly, helpful staff. It's generally packed with young students and serves OK pizza for those on a budget (or in a hurry).
This small local produce market is handy if you're self-catering.