Bikos

CA5
Top Pick
Style of food: Spanish/Mediterranean
Cost: Expensive
Type of place: Paladar (private)
Food
Ambience
Service
Value
Best for: Superb authentically prepared Spanish food. Excellent service and attractive décor.
Worst for: Wine by the glass can be a little pricey (great wine but not cheap!)
Calle 19, #1010 esq. a 12, Vedado
(+53)7836 - 3603
Open noon-11: 30pm Wed; noon-11pm Wed-Sun, closed Monday
  • Bikos, which I am reliably, told means kisses opened in June 2013 on the site of the old Galeria paladar. This is pure Spanish food and has quickly established itself as the location of choice for Havana’s Spanish expatriate community who appreciate the exceptional dishes. Look for simple appetizers and tapas such as a Russian salad, solomillo with blue cheese, tortillas and croquettes. Simple they may but don’t underestimate the sheer quality.

    Good service, a nice air conditioned bar/smoking room and custom-made chairs that resemble the original Coppelia chairs, what’s not to like. Bikos also offers breakfasts that include fresh fruit, home made juices, and Benedictine eggs that are to die for…

    The opening of Bikos

    This bar opened in June 2013 and promises to be a great addition to the paladar and bar scene in Havana. The décor is interesting and carries an African theme accentuated with custom made chairs that resemble the original Coppelia chairs. This has more of a bar than restaurant feel with a large selection of tapas, wine and cocktails that one can enjoy in an open terrace or over a comfortable sofa inside the air conditioned area. Bikos also offers breakfasts that include fresh fruit, home made juices, and (I have been told) Benedictine eggs that are to die for…

    
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