Where to Eat in Santa Clara: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 30, 2017 Tynisha Seiler

Discover the best restaurant in Santa Clara, Cuba including La Casona Guevara, El Alba, Casa del Gobernador, Quijote Buffet, Hostal Florida Center, Don Quijote, La Aldaba, Hotel Los Caneyes, Restaurante El Sol, Complejo Gastronomico Cultural Santa Rosalia
Things to do in Santa Clara

1. La Casona Guevara

Juan Bruno Zayas # 160 entre San Cristobal y Candelaria, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Cuban, Caribbean, Latin, International, Spanish Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night 224279
Excellent
49%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
8%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 117 reviews

La Casona Guevara

Este Restaurante Es Particular, Lo Tengo Hace 15 Años, Pero Al Mudarme Para Esta Direccion Le Cambie El Nombre.saludos, Celia De Cuba

Reviewed By Trina F - La Paz, Bolivia

This restaurant was recomended by the hostel i was staying in. As always the food in Cuba was bland and so overpriced. The service was good but the time it took for people to get their meals was lengthy.
As in Cuba musicans start playing whilst you are eating then expect a tip! Why don't these restaurants pay them they're making enough from the overpriced food.

2. El Alba

Buen Viaje, Santa Clara, Cuba 26, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Latin, Cuban Lunch, Dinner +53 42 203935
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

El Alba

Reviewed By Mike_Sump - Dallas, Texas

It's not a fancy place but it is a place to get a good plate of basic Cuban fare. Prices are fair and service is good. We found one place we liked better in town but there are others not as good. El Alba was in the top 3rd of all the places we ate in Cuba.

3. Casa del Gobernador

Calles Zayas and Independencia, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Caribbean, Latin, Cuban Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +53 42 202273
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 182 reviews

Casa del Gobernador

Reviewed By FranNewZealand - Palmerston North, New Zealand

We came across this restaurant whilst looking for somewhere to eat after watching orchestra in the Centre Square.
We were shown into the smaller room which is air conditioned ( & possibly slightly more expensive ?! ) but our food was nice & the staff were friendly. Good selection of cocktails & a reasonable menu selection too.
Great value regardless

4. Quijote Buffet

Carretera de Sagua Km 1 # 49 | Antes Del Elevado, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Healthy Dinner, Lunch +53 5 2625620
Excellent
44%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Quijote Buffet

Reviewed By Luv2TravelFarNWide - Phoenix, Arizona

The tables are arranged on a covered outdoor patio. There are several different "lines" where you can take as much or as little as you want which is perfect bevause you get to try so many different typical Cuban foods. Lots of fruits, salads, rice & beans, vegetables, soup, desserts, and grilled fish/pork/chicken/. . . as well as fried fish.
Beer, wine and full bar available. There was a small band playing when we were there for lunch. The place was packed and this was a late lunch. The servers kept the buffet full and we went back as many times as we wanted.
Definitely enjoyed this place and would go back.

5. Hostal Florida Center

Maestra Nicolasa No. 56, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Cuban Lunch, Dinner, Late Night 208161
Excellent
72%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 342 reviews

Hostal Florida Center

Reviewed By SpanishTown - Washington DC

My friends and I came here for two things: the Ropa Vieja and the Lobster. We loved the food and the beautiful courtyard/terrace where we dined. The drinks were mediocre, but what a great ambience, and I appreciated the limited menu offerings. There were also a musician and a singer playing music, which provided the perfect background music. It was a perfect night. Thank you!

6. Don Quijote

Carretera Di Sagua km 1, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba Reservations, Waitstaff Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Don Quijote

Reviewed By Will_lou3 - England

We were part of a large group, and we found the service good. The buffet lunch was tasty and there were plenty of choice. The restaurant was outside but undercover, The garden is a well-kept and added to a great atmosphere. Worth a visit

7. La Aldaba

Luis Estevez No. 61 e/ Independencia y Marti | Restaurante en la Autentica Pergola, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Caribbean, Latin, Cuban Lunch, Dinner +53 42 208686
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

La Aldaba

Reviewed By GiaGiu - Poggibonsi, Siena (ITALIA)

I booked this restaurant to celebrate my partner's birthday while in Cuba. I booked it from home and didn't know what to expect when we showed up in person. The rooftop was great, service was attentive, and the Terrace not too overcrowded. Very nice selection of mains at a reasonable price. The restaurant was just a little lacking in atmosphere because on that night there was no guitarist but two violinists and we don't particularly enjoy this type of music. Nevertheless, the dinner was great and we were so moved when they brought a cake to our table and all sang Happy Birthday to my partner! What a nice touch and incredibly generous surprise on their behalf! We shared the cake with all staff and other guests. Muchas Gracias again!

8. Hotel Los Caneyes

Av. de los Eucaliptos and Circunvalacion, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Cuban Lunch, Dinner +53 5 4159256
Excellent
18%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
2%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 70 reviews

Hotel Los Caneyes

Reviewed By Bungy81 - United Kingdom

We stopped here for a lunch. I only opted for a ham/cheese Sandwich but was quite adequate. Toilets good.

9. Restaurante El Sol

Maceo #52 Entre Buen Viaje y Gloria | Maceo #52, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +53 5 3124139
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

Restaurante El Sol

Reviewed By Miguel F - Lynn, Massachusetts

It is a family restaurant, where they make the customer feel as a is part of it.
The menu as the food, is well balance. Portions are abundant, but inexpensive for American standard.
The service is at easy, anyone of the staff will address your request in a timely manner.
It is a three story building, I like the third floor Terrace. For its relaxed atmosphere.

10. Complejo Gastronomico Cultural Santa Rosalia

Calle Maximo Gomez E/ Independencia y Marta Abreu, Santa Clara 50100, Cuba Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Caribbean, Cuban, International Dinner, Lunch +53 42 201438
Excellent
39%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 64 reviews

Complejo Gastronomico Cultural Santa Rosalia

Complejo Gastronomico Cultural Santa Rosalia<br>Nuestro complejo se encuentra ubicado en Calle Maximo Gomes N0. 388 En Santa Clara, cuenta con capacidades en el Restaurante para 104 clientes y en el patio Bar de 108 plazas, abierto todos los dias con un horario de servicio de 11AM a 11PM ( Restaurante)en el Patio Bar se extiende en el horario hasta las 2AM.<br>En el Restaurante servicio a la carta con platos como Filete de Pescado Titanic, Calamar sorpresa, Caldereta de pescado, mariscos y las ofertas habituales de carne de res, pollo, y cerdo.<br>Disponemos de un servicio de Mesa Buffet para grupos mayores de 100 pax con una gran variedad de platos, servicio rapido y con calidad. Para el resto de los pax en cantidades menores disponemos de tablees en variedad de ofertas y precios <br>En el patio Bar se pueden degustar cocteles internacionales y nacionales asi como una oferta variada de platos para picar, se desarrollan actividades culturales con talento de la ciudad en las noches el cual puede programarse de acuerdo al interes de grupos de turistas para hacer una noche espectacular en Santa Rosalia.<br>El cobro de los servicios para turismo individual a en efectivo(CUC) para grupos organizados por agencias con contrato previo por cheques.<br> Como valores anadidos contamos con una tienda Caracol y una tienda del Fondo de Bienes culturales con un surtido de artesania, souvenir, tabacos, rones confecciones cubanas entre otras.<br>Nuestra instalacion, una Antigua casa colonial con grandes ventanales con visuales a la calle con un ambiente acogedor y un agradable diseno de colores en manteleria, vajilla y luces se encuentra en el centro historico de la ciudad, al fondo del Teatro Calidad, y a pocos pasos del parque central, donde es muy factible para los turistas realizar el recorrido de ciudad.<br>Cuenta ademas con un personal de altisima calidad en preparacion y que hara de su estancia en nuestras instalaciones una agradable experiencia

Reviewed By Patrick I - London, United Kingdom

The restaurant is housed in a historic building just next to the old Santa Clara fire station. Food is delicious, plentiful and very reasonable with a good menu. Service is attentive and polite. Perfect for group lunches with a large table to seat up to 30.

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