A huge family barbacoa (a sort of mezzanine) and an old western saloon are the spaces taken up by the reasonably cheap restaurant La Paila (large copper frying pan). It offers a wide menu that includes Caribbean, Latin, Spanish and naturally, national cuisines.
La Paila is characterized by its exquisite barbacoa. Among the dishes in greater demand there are ‘ropa vieja’ (shredded meat in sauce), pork skewers, stuffed fried green plantain and “sleeping” black beans (very thick black beans).
The kitchen is in full view of the visitors. The clients have the choice of eating in the saloon, but if you are a photography lover, or you love eating in the open air or simply enjoying the authentic Havanan urban scenery, I’d recommend tasting your order in the balcony.
The high quality of the dishes, the good treatment and the location just behind Habana Libre Hotel, make of this restaurant a much frequented place. It is, you can bet on it, an ideal place to go with your family and enjoy a pleasant time.
Address: M y 25 | Intersection, Plaza, Havana 10400, Cuba
Price Range: 6,00 CUC – 10,00 CUC
Hours: 12:00 – 24:00 hrs
Text: Beatriz Ortega Chirino.
Translation: Beatriz Rodríguez