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“Hidden gem”

Sociedad Asturiana Castropol
Ranked #69 of 844 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 17, 2014

If you are staying in Centro Habana you should plan a stop here. The neighbourhood is gritty as the Malecon is still being restored but this is an oasis among the broken buildings and only 2 long blocks from the Prado. There are 2 menus for upstairs and the main floor. Great selection for the vegetarian, amazing items from the wood fired grill or pizza oven. Menu is large, the food very fresh and portions huge! Eggplant Parmesan and the lobster (langusta) in olive oil were superb. Large salad which can be rare in these parts. Off the beaten track so we had no reservation. This may change in time. Best value meal of our stay. Service very friendly and attentive.

Thank Geoff H
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

In the Malecon area, excellent restaurant with Cuban and Spanish flavors. In particular, fish dishes are exquisite. Try to get a table on the balcony in the 2nd floor.

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Reviewed March 21, 2014

We had a great dinner with local Havana friends on the upstairs patio during sunset. The food was very good; the views during sunset can be spectacular.

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Went there twice on a recommendation from our host, Alain, Casa Malecon. The first time we ate downstairs and were a bit disappointed in the paella. Next time we ate at the very elegant setting on the upstairs terrace. Had octopus in a red wine reduction and pork chops in a balsamic reduction. Delicious food, beautiful presentation, excellent service.
Definitely try for the upstairs terrace with a sweeping few of the malecon. It's a bit more expensive but worth it. If you arrive after 6 pm you may have to stand in line. Don't remember if they take reservations.

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Thank Jutta F
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

I think this restaurant has been cursed by its inclusion in Lonely Planet - we were expecting a relatively cheap Spanish restaurant, but were disappointed. I think it has recently been renovated so that now upstairs is quite formal dining and has a mixture of Spanish and "international" dishes, while downstairs is less formal and mainly Italian. We ate upstairs and ordered fish and the paella. The fish was good, but the paella was quite salty and had a slightly metallic aftertaste. I had a caramel flan for dessert which was quite good. The meal turned out to be one of our most expensive in Cuba - has we paid this much in London we would have expected a better meal. There are plenty of better options in Havana.

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Thank autosnail
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