Club Melen (Restaurant) Havana

                         I came upon this restaurant during a walk along 1ra Ave. However, I’ve seen this place advertised for a long time in a magazine I subscribe to called ‘Cuba Plus’. It was around noon, the place had just opened for the day, I decided to pop in and see the place for myself. I purchased a bottle of water and took a few pictures. The staff was pleasant and after looking over the menu I decided to make a reservation for dinner.
                         The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating but for some reason only the patio was open in the back of the house that’s been converted into a restaurant. Just as well, it looked wonderful back there with the plants, trees and furnishing which the night lights made look even better. The service was great and the food passable…when I say passable I mean that for starters my wife had the Pumpkin Puree that was very difficult to eat due to all the garlic it contained. We both like garlic but it was way over the top. The waitress had the kitchen make us another one which was much better….I give her points for that. I had the Stuffed Potatoes which were ok but I was expecting them to be a little different, they had little flavour. We had the same main course, Swordfish with a side of mashed potatoes, and both were done very well. No complaints about the price, it was quite reasonable. Dinner for 2 with 2 glasses of wine and a sangria, $40 before gratuity.
                         The menu sports many appetizers, Pork, Chicken and Fish dishes as well as Pizza. My wife wants to return but I think I’d rather visit some other places before going back. If you’re staying in one of the hotels near by like the ‘Copacabana’ across the street or one of the many Casas around that area, this would be an ideal spot for grab a lunch or dinner. Worth trying for yourself.

Calle 1ra #4603 e/ 46 y 60
Miramar. Playa, Havana
+53 7 2030433

Pumpkin Soup $3.30

Stuffed Potato $3.30

Salad $2.50

Mashed Potatoes $2.15

Swordfish $7.15