Casa Mía Paladar


Casa Mía is a living example of the new Cuban paladar (private restaurants). This is the story of a family that turned their house into a restaurant, like many others before them. The difference is they didn’t have a large house with a spacious patio, but a rather small apartment. However, what it lacks in space it makes up for with an incredible panoramic view of the malecón (seawall).

Against the odds, this small family restaurant with only eight tables has managed to quickly position itself in the Havana gastronomic scene.

There’s loads of personality and charm here. The menu is not extensive or particularly innovative, but they use easily accessible national products that combine perfectly. I have visited Casa Mia several times, and every dish has always arrived at the table at the right time, at the exact right temperature, and with a clean flavor that surpassed my expectations.

The guys in the kitchen know their business, particularly when it comes to the seafood dishes. The fish ceviche and the octopus carpaccio are great choices to start, both incredibly fresh and well prepared. For the main course you won’t go wrong with the lobster with pineapple, easily the star dish of the house. The tender fish fillet in a thick lemon sauce is also excellent, as is the service – even on my first visit I was made to feel like a regular customer. Highly recommended for lunch.

Food: Internacional.

Address:calle 1ra #103 1er piso e/ C y D, Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución

Contact: +53 7832 9735,