El Floridita, located in Old Havana, is known as “the birthplace of the Daiquiri.”
This was invented by Constante Ribalaigua shortly after finishing the War of the Independence of Cuba.
El Floridita was frequented by Hemingway in the 1930s.
In gratitude this, he dedicated a combination with the name of Papa Hemingway special, Daiquiri with grapefruit juice.
In the bar we can see a life-size statue of Hemingway in his favorite place, leaning on his old tin bar. His record is in 13 Daiquiris in one sitting.
The daiquirí costs 6 cuc, it can not be said that it is cheap, nor is its food, but it is still a tourist reference that many tourists are willing to pay.
In his menu we can highlight:
This is a hot appetizer very requested. Made from a seafood velouté (flour, butter, nutmeg, seafood smoked, cream and tomato sauce).
Great plate Hemingway
Seafood was among Hemingway’s favorites. That is why the Floridita has made this dish in his honor. The lobster, the shrimp and the fish are part of it. In it you will be able to savor that touch of the Caribbean that Hemingway enjoyed so much.
Coctel of shrimp of the Gulf
It is one of the most requested dishes of Floridita for its presentation and flavor. It consists of shrimp seasoned with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
It rolls of pargo “Ambos Mundos”
His name is an allegory to the hotel Ambos Mundos, located near the end of the famous Obispo street, very close to the Floridita, where Hemingway was staying, and that perhaps, thanks to its proximity, began to frequent this restaurant.
It is an ice cream cake with different layers and flavors covered in meringue that recreate the “Nieves del Kilimanjaro”, one of Hemingway’s works. It flambles in front of the customer with mint liqueur and Havana rum.
Address: Monserrate corner Calle Obispo, Old Havana
Phone: +53 7 867 1300