El Mesón de la Flota

Style of food: Spanish/Mediterranean
Cost: Cheap
Type of place: State
Food
Ambience
Service
Value
Best for: Fabulous flamenco dancers put on a great show
Worst for: Trying to have a conversation can be challenging during the show
Mercaderes #257 e/ Amargura y Teniente Rey, Habana Vieja
(+53)7863 - 3838
Open noon-11pm
  • The Meson de la Flota is the quintessential tavern. Relatively dark inside and with a great flamenco band, which is basically headquartered here, this makes for a good intimate atmosphere. You do need to bear in mind that the flamenco group, while extremely good, is also very loud so forget about a romantic chat if they are playing.

    The service is typically very good and they serve some of the best sangria in Havana. Foodwise, I think that the tapas are pretty spot on (spicy potatoes, chorizo and shrimps in garlic being the highlights). In fact, so much so that I would recommend loading up on tapas and missing the main dishes, which are not as good and are less value for your buck.

    
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