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Restaurant Paladar La Fontana Havana

Restaurant Paladar La Fontana

Set in the beautiful residencial area of Cuba's capital Havana Miramar, offers a great Cuban restaurant with a wink to the Spanish kitchen. Restaurant Paladar La Fontana has a lovely half open garden and a nice Ranchón which is always full of people open for lunch and dinner.

La Fontana has come a long way since it opened for business in 1995. They have been able to remodel and redesign alot of the restaurant and still do. The restaurant has gained a high level of reputation and is frequented both by local and foreign artists, intellectuals and other people who love to have a good dinner in cozy surroundings.

Officially a Grill restaurant but their menu offers a variety of many dishes to choose from. After the starter, the crab créme (soup of the day), our main course choice was rabbit in a classical Spanish way for only 10 CUC combined with a dry white Chardonnai wine from Chili, both were delicious and well decorated in a classy way which you expect in high standards restaurants like La Fontana is. Our desert was the test we always used to do, El Flan. Classic and one of the best we had in Cuba.

Cuba-Junky recommends Restaurant la Fontana for people who want a romantic evening, but also for business people a place to have a good lunch or dinner with tasty food, high standard service in a great ambiance for a good average price.

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Calle 3ra A esq. a 46 #305
Havana Miramar
Tel: + (537) 202 8337

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Reviews Restaurant La Fontana


September 12 2010
Name: La Fontana Publisher
Country: Cuba
I had: Dinner at: 08/03/2010
With how many people?: 4

La Fontana Havana Restaurante Paladar

"Discovering LA FONTANA"
by: Felipe Sarduy de Melo

It was our first night in Havana and we are crossing one of the two tunnels that run under the Almendares river, close to its delta on the north cost and, suddenly, the most beautiful avenue of the city opens up in front of us. The intense white of the Fuente de las Amécas strikes us as does, a hundred meters beyond, the surprising clock tower that stands on the promenade that separates the two parts of 5th Avenue. The two pieces designed circa 1921 by the famous New York architect, George H. Duncan, who also made the monument in memory of Ulises S.Grant.
We make way toward inner Miramar. Up until 1959, this neighbourhood was exclusively inhabited by the wealthiest Cubans. Thus, its architectural diversity and the many palace like houses that combine new and old.
At the hotel I had asked where to dine in Havana and another guest that heard me, a foreigner as I, said to try La Fontana. Intrigued by the name of the place I asked for directions on how to get there. It is close to sea, I was told, not far but yet away from the down-town bustle. Miramar has been a residential area since the early XX century. Today, while keeping its main characteristic, is also host to diplomatic missions and modern hotels, it is tranquil and silent.
After I parked on the corner of 46 and 3a Avenue, we found out more about La Fontana and what makes it unique. It is a refined and cosy restaurante-paladar, ideal for a relaxed dinner in good company, it is the place to enjoy a delicious modernized version of traditional Cuban cuisine, its specialty. In my first visit I tried the octopus with pesto and my friends cobo with aged rum.
A traveller relates what he sees and what he hears. He also speaks about what he eats. I may not be able to convey to the fullest my experience in La Fontana but I am definitely happy that I followed the suggestion of that other visitor that suggested I try La Fontana; it was worth it...

August 5 2009
Name: Jorge Medina
Country: USA

The best place in the havana...just ...the best


La Fontana has been one of the most upmarket paladares for some years and has a steady clientele. Grilled meat and seafood, including octopus, snails and fish, are the speciality.

Author: Lonely Planet

Habana discovers the barbecue or, more to the point, the full-on charcoal grill. Huge portions of meat and fish are served up in this amiable place, so go easy on the starters, which include quails' eggs, fried chickpeas, and crab mixed with eggplant. La Fontana specializes in everything you'll never see elsewhere in Cuba, from lasagna to huge steaks. Big-shot reviews from Cigar Aficionado and the Chicago Tribune testify to the burgeoning legend.















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