El Mesón de la Flota (The Navy's Inn)

Mesón dela Flota Its seashore nature made Havana city a place of maritime traffic, coming from the most diverse places. The cradle of the galleons fleet which transport the wealth from America to Spain.

The Mesón de la Flota (The Tavern of the Fleet), is loyal to its maritime spirit, a restaurant placed in the ground floor of the hostelry under the same name, and placed near the bay and the Old Square.

This restaurant evokes the traditional Spanish taverns of the colonial times. The decoration is closely related to the sea, it is a mixture, including sailing symbols, small reproductions of old vessels and flags of the maritime code of signals.

The clients who choose this place will taste an ample variety of wines from different countries, and a selection of delicious Spanish tapas, beside the option of different cold and hot appetizers, main dishes with salads and Creole and Spanish desserts.

It’s also relevant for its live shows of flamenco music, which make more enjoyable the time of the visitor with singings and dances, of the best style of that culture.

One of the dishes identifying the place is “the drunken lobster with Caribbean fruits”.

It is made of the delicious crustaceous —also known as the Caribbean queen—, butter, onions and pepper. It’s also added orange juice, pineapple and papaya cut in dice. It can be taste the typical omelette of potatoes and shrimps in garlic.

The tavern has flamenco dances every night that do really deserve to be enjoyed.


Address: 257 Mercaderes Street, between Teniente Rey and Amargura. Old Havana. Tel:(53 7) 863-3838 •/ 862-9281
Open : Daily 10:00 Am 10:00 PM