Despite its reputation – good but not great: Restaurant Mama Inés (29. August 2018)

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Despite its reputation – good but not great: Restaurant Mama Inés (29. August 2018)

The Mama Inés was recommended to me by a friend from Bahrain who had recently visited Cuba. And I must say it was one of the more pleasant food experiences in Cuba. However, it is far from anything extraordinary in any way. I went for the “gambas en ajilo” (14.00 CUC) as a starter and […]

| January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Massively disappointing breakfast – like the rest of the hotel: Restaurant Don Quijote @ FourPoints by Sheraton (29. August 2018)

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Massively disappointing breakfast – like the rest of the hotel: Restaurant Don Quijote @ FourPoints by Sheraton (29. August 2018)

The breakfast is – like the whole hotel – really a disappointment. I mean, of course there is food but there is not really anything left when you are not there in the very beginning. The view is a rather sad one … … and the quality of the bread is anything but lovely … […]

| January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Definitely not worth visiting: Restaurant El Olivo @ Four Points by Sheraton Havana (28. August 2018)

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Definitely not worth visiting: Restaurant El Olivo @ Four Points by Sheraton Havana (28. August 2018)

Frankly, my food experience at the Four Points by Sheraton Havana in the Restaurant Olivo was truly disappointing. The “Lobby Bar Burger (bacon, cheese, french fries, slaw)” (5.25 CUC) was far from great. The bun was sloppy, the meat was rather stale but at least the chips were okay. The atmosphere isn’t too appealing either. […]

| January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Decent dishes but lack of atmosphere and over-AC’ed: Restaurant Habana 61 (28. August 2018)

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Decent dishes but lack of atmosphere and over-AC’ed: Restaurant Habana 61 (28. August 2018)

The “taro root cream soup” (3.50 CUC) was a good starter countering the weather in Havana at the time. It was rainy, cold, windy. So, a taro root cream soup is the ideal basis to warm up. And also helps countering the rather strong AC in the restaurant. The “ropa vieja (beef shredded, Cuban style) […]

| January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Definitely a disappointing experience: Restaurant Don Quijote @ FourPoints by Sheraton (27. August 2018)

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Definitely a disappointing experience: Restaurant Don Quijote @ FourPoints by Sheraton (27. August 2018)

The Don Quijote – not surprisingly – was praised by the staff in the FourPoints by Sheraton. Now, I suppose they have to do that but it is really not a place to praise. I had a “sopa de marisco” (7.75 CUC) as a starter which was really just smelling fishy (and also tasting fishy). […]

| January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Local dishes and Cuban live music: Restaurant Dos Hermanos (27. August 2018)

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Local dishes and Cuban live music: Restaurant Dos Hermanos (27. August 2018)

The “Dos Hermanos” was recommended for local food in the Lonely Planet tourist guide as well as for live music. And when I arrived, the place was already crowded although it had only just opened. I went for a “plato de mariscos” (25 CUC) which was really a massive plate of crayfish, fish and shrimp […]

| January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Lovely local and meat-heavy food: Restaurant El Chanchullero (26. August 2018)

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Lovely local and meat-heavy food: Restaurant El Chanchullero (26. August 2018)

The El Chanchullero is a place recommended by the tourist guide book “Lonely planet”. Given I was just damn hungry, I picked the first place which kind of spiked my interest when reading about it. The place is a tourist magnet, and for a reason. The restaurant is basically located on three floors and people […]

| January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Amazing drink experience with nice view onto the city: King Cole Bar @ The St. Regis Mexico City (25. August 2018)

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Amazing drink experience with nice view onto the city: King Cole Bar @ The St. Regis Mexico City (25. August 2018)

About 16 months ago I was in the King Cole Bar in The St. Regis Mexico City and wasn’t entirely satisfied with my drink experience back then. After I had published the review, Paulina, the Director of Marketing and Public Relations reached out to me in July 2017, asking me to give the place another […]

| January 13, 2019 | 0 Comments
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