Modern, Restaurants, Spanish

Thematic Restaurant in Habana Vieja: La Imprenta

La Imprenta

This restaurant, whose name translates as “The Printer,” is owned by Habaguanex, an enterprise of the Havana City Historian’s office. It is located on Calle Mercaderes in Old Havana, one door away from the famous Conde de Villanueva hotel, where you can also find one of Havana’s best cigar shops. Its thematic decor is inspired by an old print shop: the chairs around the bar are large moulds of numbers, and old letterpress printers are scattered around the spacious restaurant. It also has a spacious and pleasant inside patio where guests can enjoy a cocktail or two. The food here is clearly international, but you will find various Spanish influenced dishes like fried chick peas with chorizo and panceta, as well as hearty Cuban dishes like the recommended chicken fricassee with rice and sweet potato.

The salads we ordered were a little underwhelming. Check it out if you are around calle Mercaderes and if you are in the mood for a quick yet substantial lunch. Great value.

Address: Calle Mercaderes #208 e/ Lamparilla y Amargura, Habana Vieja

Opening Hours: Noon till midnight

Tel: + 53 7 8649581

Price: Moderate