Just off Plaza de la Catedral, you'll fine delicious Cuban fare in the original design of the eponymous founder, whose portrait still resides above the entranceway. Expect a basic choice of pork, chicken, or beef, and what has to be one of the most delicious frozen mojitos on the entire Island.
Doña Eutemia is just steps from the artist collective Experimental Graphics Workshop, so grab a few prints, dodge the overaggressive touts trying to get you to eat in more touristy paladars, then walk off your massive portion of ropa vieja and mojito buzz on the streets of Old Havana.
Visitors looking for a Cuban eatery that eschews tradition should look no further than this sleepy little bistro in the heart of the Miramar neighborhood, known as the the purveyor of the finest Italian food in Havana (which frankly, isn’t much of a competition... but still). Fresh pasta of almost every variety is served up here -- but at a price. This is one of the more expensive options on this list. What? Did you expect a plate of tagliatelle al fungi alla marinara to come cheap in the middle of Cuba?