La Esperanza, Havana . Cuba
- Destination: Havana
- Open: Daily
- Address From: Calle 16 Nro. 105 e/1ra y 3ra, Playa, Havana City. Cuba
- Telephone: (53 7) 202-4361 202-4361
Description Paladares: La Esperanza, Havana . Cuba
By Cuban standards this is an expensive restaurant, nevertheless, it is still very popular, and the food here is famed throughout the island.
The establishment belongs to a member of the family that owns the Polar brewery (who resisted abandoning Cuba following the revolution in 1959), and the house itself is full of relics of the past, including photographs, portraits and antiques.
On the menu you will find a good selection of local cuisine, fruit juice, cocktails and beer, along with some delicious options for vegetarians. Tables need to be booked in advance, and the place is closed on Thursday.
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La Esperanza is located in Havana
Capital of Cuba and the country's administrative, political, cultural and scientific center, it is also the capital of two provinces: City of Havana and Havana. Though only around 280 square miles (727 square kilometers) in size-0.65 percent of the archipelago's total area.
The Old Havana and system of forts led UNESCO to declare it a part of world heritage in 1982. Founded on its present site in 1519, the settlement of San Cristobal de La Habana prospered mainly due to its bay, which was a natural port of call for ships sailing to and from the New World. Starting in 1634, because of its strategic location, San Cristobal de La Habana was considered the key to the New World-as attested to by royal letters patent-and the main defense of the West Indies.
The Cuban capital consists of an immense number of buildings in a wide range of architectural styles, built in the course of nearly five centuries. These styles range from the pre-baroque to the baroque, neo-Gothic, neoclassical, eclectic, art noveau and art-deco, to the modern.
Alejo Carpentier, one of Cuba's most famous authors, called it "the city of columns" and focused attention on its streets, which he considered a perennially rich show of life, humanity and contrasts that was bound to entertain any observer.
Over 14 kilometers of excellent beaches lie to the east of the Cuban capital. To the south, a green belt contributes to a healthful atmosphere.
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Review about Paladares: La EsperanzaExcellent
A really fine paladar. The effect as you wait for your table is of a quaint English drawing room some-how mixed up with an art deco-gone-baroque style. There is no menu which means that one of the two owners will lovingly or brusquely depending on their mood, recite the options for you. It also means that the final bill will generally not be cheap. Having said that, food is prepared with care and the overall experience is generally excellent. Highly recommended, make sure that you book.