Buried deep in the middle of the oldest trade street in Havana, there stands out an excellent restaurant. It combines a brilliant gastronomical offer with the atmosphere of a typical colonial house from the 19th century with stained-glass windows, mural paintings, and original floors from that time.
Los Mercaderes (The Merchants) is characterized by the proper presentation and high quality of its dishes. Known by its specialties in fish and seafood, it offers several delights. Among the favorite dishes there are ham and pineapple rolls, small spareribs in sauce, fried green plantain slices, typical Cuban fritters, battered fish chunks, chicken croquettes, small octopus in garlic sauce, and rice pudding.
It is worth pointing out the existence of a cheap menu, with which for just 12.00 CUC you can enjoy a cold or warm starter, a main dish, different accompaniments and some dessert or coffee.
If you love drinks, in this restaurant you can find a good offer of wines and a wide selection of cocktails able to satisfy the most discerning palate. It is the ideal place for romantic dinners, meetings and celebrations.
The decoration, along with good live music, gives this restaurant peculiar elegance and distinction. It is the place where the perfect Havanan colonial architecture comes together with the best traditional Cuban and international cuisines.
Address: Mercaderes No. 207 top floor e/ Lamparilla y Amargura, Old Havana.
Hours: every day from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Price range: from $15.00 to $21.00 CUC
Text by: Beatriz Ortega Chirino
Translation: Beatriz Rodríguez