Improbable, invisible and well seasoned, love surprises us in the most unespected corner or gets us in this game of cat and mouse that feels so well we feel. AlaMesa jumps into the water, however, to lend you a hand in your interest of taking Cupid by ... the arrows and change the tide in your favor.
These are 7 special places for a first date.
The note: Located in what used to be an old artillery battery, part of the fortress system that protected Havana in the eighteenth century, its strategic location and the coherence of its wide offer makes this restaurant a safe bet.
Thumb up: The es-pec-ta-cu-lar view of the bay of Havana. Its location is military and romantically strategic.
Thumb down: t is large, if it is empty gives that negative vibe emanating from empty restaurants (especially if they are large), if it is full it is much less intimate.
Recommended: Ask for a table with a view, with a great view, as much as possible.
The note: Luxury location, landscape of dreams, a house with a history and architectural values. The right atmosphere is complemented by a very simple and imaginative cuisine.
Thumb up: The presence of the sea as co-protagonist of every event, unavoidable.
Thumb down: Since it is an outdoors service under awnings, it is not meant for any time of day. A romantic lunch under the sun can become a torment.
Recommended: Early dinner, around sunset, culminated by a walk along the coast. If the other half of the date does not fall with that...
The note: The reuse of a disused space. The industrial style becomes art, the useful becomes the beautiful, which is useful at the same time. The perfect match with one of the most popular and innovative entertainment spaces in the city, Cuban Art Factory (FAC). That turns the visit to El Cocinero into an outstanding experience.
Thumb up: The atmosphere, the atmosphere, the atmosphere. Entrance to rooftop bar, El Cocinero transports you to a whole different universe.
Thumb down: Several experiences warn us ... the kitchen is not the main attraction.
Recommended: Take your partner prospect to see the stars through the truncated cone of the old chimney.
The note: Located on the very confluence of Almendares River and the Caribbean Sea/ Atlantic ocean, Río Mar gives you a glimpse of one of the most rare landscapes of this city. It complements with a kitchen and a bar we never tire of praising.
Thumb up: The intimacy, the good vibes, the landscape that starts almost under your feet.
Thumb down: You better have the AlaMesa App on your mobile because finding the place is a tricky thing.
Recommended: Take the after dinner drink and layer it on the rail that faces the river / sea.
The note: One of the most illustrious corners of Cuban cuisine at this point, hides a pearl that will fit the lovers' desire: its terrace.
Thumb up: The place, the service, the food.
Thumb down: At this stage of its notoriety, it is sometimes difficult to get a reservation, to go without reservation is not recommended.
Recommended: The whole package: you should leave nothing neither on the metaphorical plate, nor in the literal.
The note: A very unique space, not only because of the interaction between gastronomy and fashions, but also because of the way in which the modernity that transpires, contrasts with the surroundings of Old Havana to which it integrates in a surprisingly harmonious way
Thumb up: The atmosphere, that peculiar small Café charm it has and the calm that turns it into an oasis in Old Havana.
Thumb down: The air-conditioned area is small, but it compensates with the arrangement of tables around the Plazuela de Ángel
Recommended: Well at all hours of the day, we recommend it especially after sunset when it seems the entire world has left that corner of Havana.
The note: What we find exciting about La Foresta is its international cuisine and touches of molecular cuisine. The novelty is wrapped in beauty and the design plays a role in the experience. We recommend it especially for gatherings of friends as a pretext to fall in love.
Thumb up: For the many things to explore, along with another person. Some of the proposals of La Foresta can not yet be found elsewhere in the city.
Thumb down: The place is well away from the neuralgic centers of the city. Moving to it can be tricky.
Recommended: Ask for a seat in the private spaces in the garden.