La Mina

CA3
Style of food: International
Cost: Moderate
Type of place: State
Food
Ambience
Service
Value
Best for: Great location in heart of old Havana.
Worst for: Uninspiring food, tourist trap for walk by visitors.
Obispo esquina a Oficios
(+53)7671 - 0216
Open bar and café 24hrs; restaurant 10am-midnight
  • The building that houses La Mina and which was the residence of the bishops of the nearby principal Parrish Church back in the 16th and 17th centuries was refurbished in 1985 and became La Mina Restaurant. Today, La Mina is a large rambling complex which includes a sweet shop, bar, café, ice-cream parlour and restaurant. Located opposite Plaza de Armas, the view of the square is lovely and the various eating areas light, airy and comfortable, a perfect escape form the noonday sun.

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