A Spanish restaurant across the road from the Malecon, the oceanside pedestrian walkway. It's in the old center of Havana, around the corner from, and named for, the Doric temple that commemorates the founding of the city. The chef is Basque, with a gift for finding excellent seafood and preparing it with sophistication. It's not cheap. Our meal for four -- copious seafood tapas (angulas, the spaghetti-like eels in oil and garlic), perfect red snapper, beers and coffees, came to $150. A favorite of the Spanish embassy, which keeps a quiet table reserved in the inner dining room, although we preferred the shaded terrace.
El Templete, Calle San Pedro at Narcisso Lopez, around the corner from Plaza de Armas. (537) 866 8807
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