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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

D'Next Bar & Cafeteria (Havana) Great Place for a Light Meal

                   When I say a light meal I mean to say nothing complicated because if you have a hamburger, there's nothing light about it. We came to eat here several times during my last stay in Havana. It became sort of a go-to place when all I wanted was a Pizza or a Sandwich and didn't want to break the bank. Terrific service, great atmosphere (modeled after a North American diner), good quality food at a reasonable price....almost always busy and most times had to wait for a table to become available but never too long. It's been open a couple of years and they understand what service is all about. They also decorate the place according to the holidays....they dressed it up for Halloween and just before I left for home they had it decorated for Christmas. Birthdays are celebrated, that is to say that if you tell them it's someone's birthday the entire staff will come to the table to sing. I've had their Hamburger and a Sandwich but like their Pizza the best....I enjoyed everything I had. I would never order their pasta (Cubans overcook pasta) but Cubans I've eaten with have and say it's good. They make one of the best Milkshakes in the city and their beer is always super cold. I will continue to come here and recommend this place to anyone who is looking for this kind of food. I hope it will continue to provide the same quality food and service in the future.

PS.....Something I meant to try and never got the chance to was their Breakfast. D'Next time.

Calle Teniente Rey # 512 e/ Monserrate y Bernaza,
Habana Vieja, Havana
(+53) 7860 5519

$$ Cash Only

Dressed Up for Halloween

Visca Barca Sandwich  $3.95

Spaghetti D'Next  $2.90

Cheese Burger (American Hamburger)  $4.75

Milkshake  $2.90

Pizza with Onion, Ham & Pineapple  $6.50

Garlic Pasta  $6.20

Jonronero Sandwich  $4.80

Bloody Caesar  $5.45

Monday, 21 January 2019

Hotel Manzana Kempinski (Rooftop Patio) Spectacular View

                   My previous post was an overall exploration of the Hotel with very few pictures shown of one of it's number one assets, the view from their Rooftop Patio. On every occasion that I visited, I sat at the bar. The service was pleasant and professional and the drinks, although on the pricey side, were served properly and promptly. I heard complaints from customers sitting at the bar that their food was taking a long time but I don't know how long they were waiting....I do know that I would never order something here if I was in a hurry, this is not a place where you want to rush out. As I said, the view is Spectacular, and I took pictures from every possible angle. I hope you enjoy the pics.

Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana,
Calle San Rafael (entre Monserrate y Zulueta),
La Habana Vieja, Havana
+53 786 99100