Puerto de Sagua

Style of food: Seafood
Cost: Moderate
Type of place: Paladar (private)
Best for: Good service, great value. Love the fish tank.
Worst for: Located in grittier part of Old Havana
Egido No. 603 entre Acosta y Jesús María
(+53)7862 - 4539
Open noon-midnight
  • “The fish and shellfish that you have enjoyed here spent the night in Isabela de Sagua Bay.” This slogan used to identify the excellence of food served at Puerto de Sagua Bar & Restaurant, founded in 1945.

    This nautical-themed eating joint in Habana Vieja’s grittier southern quarter (not far from Havana Railway Station) is characterized by its small porthole-style windows. With an anchored ship effect exterior design, the restaurant has two rooms: one for light food, and a luxury room. On the second floor, there is a wine cellar and an elegant private room for four. It also has a coffee shop, and a video-bar has been recently added.

    The menu mostly revolves around seafood, which is in keeping with its heritage, although you can also have tapas and brochettes at the Acuario Bar. The prices are pretty reasonable (CUC 5-8) and the food surprisingly good. Service wise, the waiters are all dressed up and make a real effort to be courteous and friendly.

    Maybe the trick here is that since it is off the main tourist trail and does not get the mindless walk past traffic, they have to make a bit more effort and are more appreciative to their clientele. Don’t get me wrong, I am not in love with the place and probably would not recommend as a destination place, but it is good value and good food, which goes a long way.

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