Fish, Old Havana, Restaurants

Fish Restaurants in Havana: El Templete

El Templete: Best Fish Restaurant in Havana

This nautical-themed restaurant close to Plaza de Armas in Old Havana serves some of the best fish and seafood dishes in Havana. Once you pass through Plaza de Armas and follow through to the end of a back alley, you will be relieved to see this gem. With an casually elegant and airy space, the restaurant has very spacious outdoor seating overlooking Havana Bay. From appetizers to starters to main courses, the menu is varied with many different choices of seafood such as shrimp, lobster, snappers, clams, baby eels, scallops, rock crabs, etc. The chefs avoid a tendency we noted elsewhere to overcook fish–offerings are splendidly prepared.  The quality of the food is elevated further with Spanish chef José Carlos Castillo’s meticulous and artful garnishing of each dish, a rare detail in Havana. The service is efficient and the staff always offer ready smiles. Located off the main road, it gives smokers plenty of room to light up a cigar while immersed in the intoxicating views of the Havana Bay.

Address Ave. del Puerto esq. a Narciso López, Havana Vieja

Opening hours 12 noon to midnight


Tel +53 7866 8807