The Parisien Cabaret is a part of the historical Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Despite being dwarfed at some aspects by the high-end Tropicana Club, there are various assets that may well place the Parisien as a suitable choice for an entertaining nighttime in Havana. Certainly, the Parisien has a significant advantage on the cost and a great location, in the eventful Vedado area. In addition, its variety show seeks to give a panoramic view on the Hispanic and African influences that at large configured the Cuban culture.
The show is well-designed, colorful and has an intense rhythm overall, featuring talented musicians and dancers that will make it worth a while. Drinks and national specialties are fine, but still a better quality food can be found in several restaurants of Havana’s Historical Centre. Look up for presentations of Santiaguito and His Drums, Andresito’s Band and invited jazz artists, who have regular gigs at the Parisien.