Los Cactus de 33 is set in a Gothic-style home with a garden garlanded by fairy lights and lots of (you guessed it) cacti! This place has been reviewed in international lifestyle magazines and used as a setting on Cuban TV. The owner has been involved in some interesting aspects of Cuba’s history and there is a portfolio of newspaper clippings for those who are interested.
The night we went was disappointingly quiet and we acknowledge that this is a place which has had good reviews in various places for years for well-prepared food and elegant surroundings. Maybe it was simply a bad night because we missed the charm and looking through the menu it seems difficult to justify over CUC 20 chicken dish even if this is the house special with mushrooms, olives and cheese.