Factoría Plaza Vieja

Style of food: Braiserie
Cost: Moderate
Type of place: State
Best for: The beer, the beer, the beer. Value for money, great location on beautiful square
Worst for: Limited menu and can get insanely full in busy periods
San Ignacio esq. a Muralla, Habana Vieja
(+53)7866 - 4453
  • Cuba Absolutely Review: January 2013

    The Factoría Plaza Vieja (formerly Taberna de la Muralla) is more commonly known as the brewpub on Plaza Vieja. This has been phenomenally successful and is now something of Ground Zero in the search for a comfortable place to sit, eat, and drink in Havana’s busiest square, the gorgeous Plaza Vieja.
    This has its own microbrewery using Austrian technology to make surprisingly good light, dark and black beer (I prefer the lightest). Those that know will go for a two-litre tower of beer, which you can then serve yourself on the table. Most people prefer to sit outside to appreciate the square but inside is also very pleasant and has a number of benches (German style) and even an old fire engine.

    Foodwise, this is basic but good and reasonably priced. Hamburgers, sandwiches, brochettes, sausages and other grill-based dishes do a good job of soaking up the beer.
    Service is quick and good. The only downside is that it is so popular these days there is often a long line outside.

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