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El Cubano

3896 Hongmei Rd.
Shanghai, China
TEL: 86-21-6242-3349

A refreshing alternative to the city’s ubiquitous Chinese restaurants, this small café serves traditional Cuban fare in the Changning district. The interior is simple and inviting, with walls covered in mostly Spanish graffiti. Both born in Cuba, owner Pedro and chef Jesus import Havana rum from their homeland to make authentic mojitos, which complement a variety of island specialties. Menu options include plátanos maduros (fried sweet plantains), and picadillo a la Habanera (ground beef cooked with onion, red pepper, garlic, tomato sauce, olives, and diced potatoes).

Insider Tip:

Before or after your meal, check out the nearby Vino Venue, where you can sample approximately 40 wines—dispensed from high-tech metal machines—while browsing a collection of contemporary artwork.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Lunch
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Parking Available

Cuisine Type:: Latin American


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