Al Medina

CA3
Style of food: Arabic
Cost: Cheap
Type of place: State
Food
Ambience
Service
Value
Best for: Middle Eastern food, hummus and falafels
Worst for: Nice idea but slightly light on substance
Oficios No. 12 entre Obispo y Obrapía
(+53)7867 - 1041
Open noon-midnight daily
  • Al Medina (The City) opened in 1983 as a Middle Eastern restaurant housed inside a lovely 17th-century building, which was formerly a boys’ school. The menu features a large collection of dishes, grilled chicken and other staple Lebanese dishes including falafel and hummus.

    This is not a bad place for Old Havana and it is good to have a change from the staple Creole/international fare. The courtyard is also very pleasant to eat in. How good is the food? It’s OK, not great.

    Al Medina also includes two cafeterias–Shawarma and El Alféizar–a bar, a store and several salons, two of which are private rooms.

    
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