Restaurant – Bar Floridita.
Restaurant – Bar Floridita The cradle of the Daiquiri
Obispo Street starts from near the Plaza de Armas, and extends from east to west to Avenida del Puerto, a street full of color where you can find numerous bars and restaurants.
Nearby you will find the famous El Floridita Restaurant-Bar, known as “La crai del Daiquiri”, and the monument to Engineer Albear.
In 1817 he opened the doors for the first time, on the corner of Obispo and Monserrate “La Piña de Plata”, a little later “La Florida” and closer to our days the “Floridita”, as he is known in the world whole, even in our times.
More than 187 years of history prestige to this classic by distinction, belonging to the company Extra-hotel company “Palmares” that retains all its splendor and exquisiteness, respecting its decoration in the Regency style, which premiered in the 50s.
In 1953 the magazine “Esquire” would recognize him as one of the 7 most famous bars in the world and in 1992 he was awarded the Best of the Best Five Star Diamond Award of the American Academy of Gastronomic Sciences as the King of the Daiquiri and specialized Restaurant in fish and seafood more representative.
The rich history of the Restaurant – Bar Floridita, keeps intimate anecdotes of what was and is the Havana, of its most select visitors: the culture, the politics, the art, the social life that have enjoyed its excellent cocktails and the exquisiteness of its dishes based on fish and seafood, prepared by masters of culinary experts in International and Cuban cuisine, with an author’s kitchen, which has a unique seal and can only be found here between these walls that are preserved despite the passage of time and the endearing zeal of its most faithful guardians, the workers.
Hemingway only had one visit to the Floridita to be captivated forever by one of the most emblematic corners of Havana and Cuba “La Cuna del Daiquiri” was in the 30s, when he wrote the draft “For whom the bell tolls . “
Whenever you visit the Restaurant – Bar Floridita, you will find a human warmth, that will make you feel the King of the world, you will know the pleasures of the palate, both for your drinks and for your meals, you will be trapped like many others, that in the long years of service to this majestic place, they have recognized it.
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