Restaurant Nazdarovie

This makes for an idiosyncratic and picturesque spot within Havana’s gastronomic horizon. The place allows you to sate your appetite while in full view of the city’s seawall, and its owners drew on the long relationship Cuba held with a nation as old as Russia, which is on display the whole time thanks to the sort of food served at the establishment, the waiters’ outfits and the restaurant’s décor, full of posters and symbols recreating the soviet era of that Eurasian country. This could make it a fitting site to reminisce or discover an ancestral culture in the middle of the tropics. The phrase that lends its name to the establishment translates as “to your health”, an expression widely used in toasts and celebrations all over the planet.

Cuisines: Russian, Ukrainian and Eastern European

Menu price range: $5 - $25

Address: Avenue Malecón number 25 btw/ Prado and Cárcel