Nazdarovie

CA5+
Top Pick
Cost: Moderate
Type of place: Paladar (private)
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Best for: Getting a flavor of Cuban-Soviet history along with babuska’s traditional dishes in a classy locale.
Malecón #25 3rd floor e/ Prado y Carcel, Centro Habana
(+53)7860 - 2947
  • I never really knew the Cuba from the days of Soviet support. My first memories of the island belong to a time that is very close to the Great Change, when we were already starting to see that what had at one point been rock-solid was about to fall apart. Nevertheless, my memories do include a lovely apartment in Santa Clara, the home of a couple who had gone to school in the USSR, and which I used to visit frequently at the end of the 1980s. Today, as I walk into the Nazdarovie Restaurant, I feel that I am again being enveloped in a welcoming and sweetly exotic embrace.

    
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