From revered restaurants to his go-to gay bars, Rob breaks down the best of Havana, Cuba in today’s Roaming with Rob.

As per usual, a number of Rob’s best-bets were left on the editing room floor. For a complete list of his recommendations as well as websites, addresses and phone numbers for those businesses mentioned, please see below.

You can find Out Adventures’ current Cultural Cuba and Cuban New Year’s Eve Fiesta tour dates on our website.

La Guarida
La Guarida
La Guarida
La Guarida


Best romantic restaurant:

La Guarida (418 Concordia, La Habana,+53 7 8669047)

Best brunch/cafe:

Any cafe along Plaza de Armas 

Best patios:

El Cocinero (Calle 26, La Habana, +53 78322355)

Restaurant Havana, Cuba
El Cocinero, building
Restaurants Havana
El Cocinero, patio

Bars and Nightlife

Best gay bars:

Humboldt 52 (Infanta and Hospital, Old Havana, +53 53302989)

Best gay clubs:

Cafe Cantante (Paseo & Calle 39, +53 78790710)

Best drag shows/performers:

Las Vegas Cabaret (Infanta #104, e/ 25 and 27, Vedado, +53 78707939)

Best area for a cute time:

A walk along the Malecón (from Havana Harbor, along the north side of Centro Habana)

El Capitolio
El Capitolio, Havana

Sites/To Do

Historical buildings:

El Capitolio (Paseo de Marti, Havana 10200)
El Morro Castle (Parque Morro, +53 7 8619727)

Historical sites:

Plaza de Catedral (Old Havana, +53 7 8625109)
Hemingway House (Finca Vigia) (Finca Vigía Km. 12 ½, La Habana, +53 7 6910809)
Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Calle 12, La Habana, +53 7 8321057)

Cultural experiences:

Fusterlandia (Jaimanitas)

Souvenires in Havana

Shopping and Souvenirs

Clandestina (403, Villegas, +53 5 3814802)

Hotels and Accommodations


We personally love homestays. If you’re visiting Cuba, contact Out Adventures for our list of preferred homestays. 


(note: it is illegal for an American to stay in any accommodation owned by Cuba’s military, including the following hotels.)
NH Capri (Calle 21, +53 7 8397200)
Saratoga (Paseo de Martí, +53 7 8681000) 
Hotel Nacional (Calle 21, +53 7 8363564) 

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