Explore the tastes of Havana with Meliá
The cuisine and spectrum of culinary options available in the places we visit play an important role in our international travel decisions. In Havana, the three hotels Meliá run are proud to have highly qualified chefs and their teams who reinvent traditional Cuban dishes and style them into the most modern trends.
A few metres from the Malecón esplanade, Meliá Cohiba has four restaurants: Aqua’s Grill; Plaza Habana buffet; La Piazza, specialised in Italian cuisine; and MED, which combines a Mediterranean style with seasonal food and a tapas corner. Exclusive for guests of The Level floor, the VIP Cobijo Real bar offers a selection of gourmet dishes and premium drinks. There are also four other bars and cafeterias: the famous Habana Café, a nightclub with bar and dinner options, and Casa del Habano, which marries the best cigars in the world with Cuban rums and other spirits. The Chef’s Voice service is highly functional as a QR code makes the menus more accessible for all our guests in eight languages and dietary requirements can be facilitated.
A new concept is now being realised in La Bella Cubana restaurant in Meliá Habana. The flavours of Nikkei cuisine, a marvellous fusion of Asian and Latin American traditions, are found in sushi, salad, soup, stir-fry and dessert recipes managed by the Peruvian-Japanese chef Roberto Yagui. Italian and international food can be found in La Scala and Miramar, respectively. And the diversity of flavours is rounded off in five bars, the VIP Bar Vedado The Level and Robaina, a perfect place for trying and enjoying the best Havanan cigars advised by sommeliers and specialised torcedores (cigar makers).
And in the heart of Havana, we have updated the dishes in the classic Polynesian restaurant located in Tryp Habana Libre. Its distinctive dining options are combined with a top-quality cocktail menu in a setting that reminds us of the Oceania islands with tiki statues, images of this region and, of course, dishes as special as tip pan chicken, fried rice and plantain ‘canoes’ stuffed with meat. This is not the only culinary delight at Tryp Habana Libre. The hotel also has El Barracón (Creole cuisine), Sierra Maestra (international) and Las Antillas buffet. Five bars and cafeterias and Turquino nightclub and the Casa del Habano complete the offerings.
We cannot end this piece without mentioning our MICE segment service. We can provide incentive groups and attendees at conferences, meetings and our social events in Havana with personalised food & beverage options in our function rooms or via catering at external venues. To sum up: eating Meliá food is always a pleasure.