Fashion Barhabana

Style of food: Spanish/Mediterranean
Type of place: Paladar (private)
Best for: Those looking for a funky and different location
Worst for: Food is not all that and can be a little cliché
Kessell #52, e/ 1ra y 2da, Víbora Park
(+53)7644 - 2894
Open 6pm-midnight
  • This definitely goes into the weird and wonderful category. Notionally, Fashion Barhabana seamlessly combines fashion and food on the outskirts of the city. Practically, I am not really convinced whether it works. This is a place you may love or hate depending on your particular experience the night you go. The three-storey house is dramatically decorated in grey, black and red, with golden reflexes in all types of fabrics in tablecloths and curtains, whether silk or corduroy.

    Foodwise, they do win some points for originality with Pamela de Res (beef picture hat], Cerdo Corduroy (corduroy pork) and Costurero Tricolor de Pescado (tricolour fish sewing basket). Quality wise, perhaps they are too ambitious to be different and I have never been that impressed despite all the promises of honey and fine herbs. Luis Antonio Véliz is the chef.

    Undoubtedly, on a Friday or Saturday night, this can be a fun place to come, although somewhat off the beaten track, with fashion shows, videos and DJs providing plenty of entertainment.

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