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Offering recommendations and opinions on the best restaurants, bars and cafeterias in Havana, this blog is for all serious foodies out there, who, like myself, love to find the best spots to dine and wine whilst on holiday. This is for those who want to know where to have the best Cuban, homemade, international, gourmet or signature cuisine and where to have the best cocktails, and the most delicious coffees.

The best of the best aims to be your culinary guide with recommendations on where to eat and drink in Havana. I will share my opinions about different bars, restaurants and cafes in the city, based on my personal experience.

I will recommend you bars and restaurants to visit; make comments on their menus; the dishes I suggest you try, as well as comments on the atmosphere, the service, and whatever other aspects to help you make this a suggestive, nice and delightful visit.

When I travel to a new country or city, I love to eat and drink well. I am very happy when I find someone who can personally give me orientation on where to eat, which ends up being much better, more honest advice than what you find in tourist guides. Locals are really specialised in this; they know the very best places. I want to become that person for you by making suggestions from within. I want to share these experiences with people visiting the city, just like I do with friends coming from other countries when I take them to the places we like to enjoy: the best Daiquiri, the best grilled fish, the most beautiful views and so on...and on.

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Daniela Corona

Daniela Corona's Been There Done That

  • Swam with dolphins in Guardalavaca at the protected natural park in Bahia de Naranjo
  • Toured Raul and Fidel Castro's birthplace in their former Finca of Biran (Biran Estate), Holguin
  • Music lover and serial attender of the Havana Jazz Festival and Cuerda Viva Festival (Cuban alternative scene)
  • Danced in a "rueda de casino" of over 20 people, after several mojitos - without getting dizzy (or missing the beat!)
  • Explored the islands' most beautiful colonial cities, including Cienfuegos and its Thomas Terry theatre were Enrico Caruso once performed

Recent articles in The best of the best

  • 12 Jul 2017
  • Travel Advice
  • Daniela Corona
Cuba's heart

Five spots for delectable dining in Havana: specialised and international flavours

The growth of Cuba’s private sector has made many venues in the gastronomy industry blossom. Today, Havana is filled with quality cafes and restaurants where clients can find a broad spectrum of delicious dishes and fine beverages. In this blog, I describe five of the top dining spots in the capital, ranging from specialised venues to international food restaurants.
  • 28 Feb 2017
  • Travel Advice
  • Silvia Duran
The best of Cuba

Bistro Habana-Kohly (BHK): a good meal with lashings of Cuban art

Bistro Habana-Kohly (BHK) is a bar-restaurant located in Kohly, a district within the Playa Municipality in Havana. Offering Cuban, international and fusion cuisine, it is the ideal venue for hearty dinners, satisfying lunches and generous breakfasts, or for the downing of a few drinks in the bar. Here you can enjoy a variety of excellent tapas, salads and meat cuts at reasonable prices, while enjoying first-class Cuban art.
  • 21 Sep 2016
  • Travel Advice
  • Silvia Duran
Off the beaten track

Madrigal: A movie bar in Havana

Bar Cafe Madrigal is an essential and obligatory stop on any bar-hopping itinerary of Havana. It's a snack bar in Vedado, specialising in tapas and with a cosy atmosphere that has you coming back again and again. An ideal haunt to visit with friends and down a few drinks; it opens Tuesday through Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • 18 Aug 2016
  • Travel Advice
  • Silvia Duran
Little known Cuba

Starbien Restaurant: a very good feeling indeed!

Starbien certainly stands out among Havana's restaurants. It offers excellent dinners and is one of the best places for lunch due to its variety of executive menus and economic prices. It's the place to go to if looking for a dynamic, friendly and efficient service. Starbien opens from 12:00 noon to 12:00 midnight.
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