Bars and Cafes

La Zaragozana: the oldest of Havana

When the Spanish lady Ana López arrived from Zaragoza in 1830 and founded in Havana the inn La Zaragozana, she was far from imagining that it will become the luxury restaurant it is nowadays, the oldest of the Cuban capital.

Café El Mercurio

This fine restaurant has uoholstered beanches inside, tables wobbling on the uneven cobblestones in the square outside.

Terrazas del Ambos Mundos

Nestle in a cane armchair to drink your mojito to the sounds of live Cuban music.

Café del Oriente

Pillars, beadings and wood trim give a 19 th century feel to this extremely elegant café.

La Lluvia de Oro

It is a difficult to find a table in this bar, popular with both locals and tourists.

La Marina

A patio with a checkered blue and green carpet sheltered by pergola.

Dos Hermanos

One of the oldest bars in Havana, it was opened in 1894 by two brothers from the spanish city of León.

Café O'Relly

Propeller fans and a wrought-iron spiral staircase set the tone in this charming, slightly old-fashioned bar.

El Jardín del Oriente

A courtyard planted with leafy trees just a few steps from the Plaza de San Francisco de Asís.

La Bodeguita del Medio

The walls are plastered with autographs and drawings left by travelers who have relished the bar's grilled pork, rice and black beans.