New spot in Vedado: the perfect mix of Basque food and Cuban musicians.
Small business, cafes, restaurant, bars or just a terrace to lay down and relax are growing like mushrooms in Havana! Despite difficulties and tough rules people manage to open new exciting places all around the city. A cool one is getting noticed! With an exotic name: La Casa de la Bombilla Verde (The house of the green light) this spot is one in a million. Want to know why? Just keep reading!
Recently opened, this cool café, or perhaps small restaurant, named after a Silvio Rodriguez song is one of the coolest places right now to have a cool timing. Relax environment, minimalist design, really nice staff and very value for money menu are hard facts to avoid. Located in 11 Street between 6 and 8, in Vedado La Casa de la Bombilla Verde is bringing a new dimension to Havana.
The owner, a Basque guy. And yes, with all the meanings of being a Basque: the food is superb! The menu is really simple and there are not many options actually, but believe me, you’ll be enlightened. The best Spanish tortilla that I ever had tried in Cuba was made by this guy: a ten out of ten dish, as a MasterChef judge would say. The concept of the place is to go to have a few drinks, and some tapas. Still, they offer some main courses, all of them seem to be pretty amazing.
A cocktail lover? You are in the right place; bartenders are cool and generous guys. From 1.80 cuc Mojitos to a bit more expensive Gin Tonics, there are many options to dive in. The place is open from midday to midnight; so if you are looking for a peaceful and nice place for a lunch with friends, or somewhere to meet for a couple of drinks in early nights, you must try this one.
A musical gift
The best asset of the place, I believe is no the location neither the food, even when these are spectacular; people around are as cool as you can imagine. Every week small groups, duets or single singers make live performances; sometimes on Saturday but also some week days (the best way to know the calendar is by following them in Facebook). Trova is the main course musically speaking. Are you familiar with the names Jade Duet, Yunier Perez or the guys from Resistencia? Here you’ll find a very unique mix of music, art, painting even theatre performance. A tip! Normally when live performances they start at 8.30pm, if you are going with some friends, go early to grab good places; La Casa can be crowded!
Art performances included!
But these guys are thinking high; not only live music also art exhibitions are “hanged” in the place. From contemporaneous Cuban painters, art students to top photographer expositions you can find different styles around the place. But hurry! They don’t last too long in these walls!
Is one of my favorite places today: far from noisy and sometimes rough Havana. The staff deserves coming a second…and a third time! The food compels you to return over and over. But the environment, this one will make fall in. Don’t wait too long. I do believe in a few months, it’ll be a trendy and busy spot. Be one of their first clients, a good advice from San Cristobal UK. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org