A Little Taste Of Havana In The West Village

One of things I love about Latin food is the experience. As soon as you sit down to a meal, it’s a party. But can you have a party on a budget? We think you can.

Havana Alma De Cuba is a little hole in the wall, tucked away in the West Village. When you walk in, you are immediately greeted with a smile. The bright colored walls and music playing in the background, create a happy atmosphere. It’s what I would picture a restaurant in Havana to look like. After studying the menu, I decide to order – Paella Valenciana.

Havana Alma De Cuba

Paella is a 1 pot wonder. Rice, Shrimp, Scallops, Calamari, Clams, Mussels, Chicken, Chorizo, Peppers and Peas. Or as I like to call it: “The Kitchen Sink.” This dish really has a little bit of everything for everyone. The seafood was sweet and tasted like the sea. The chicken was moist and tender. But combined with the peppery chorizo, it’s the perfect combination. I would have liked a little hot sauce on the side, to give it a little more kick.

One of my big pet peeves is service and the service here was OUTSTANDING!!!

If you’re looking for a good spot with a Latin Beat and won’t break the bank, head on over to Havana.


Muchas Gracias 🙂


Happiness. $25 and under.

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About The Author

A fierce love of food and twin careers in real estate and fashion taught Rose to look for the hottest item and the hottest deal. Perfect attributes for creating Cheapeatsinc.com. When friends and clients needed a great meal at a great price, she could rattle off restaurant names the way a sports nut ticks off batting averages—but with a lot more home runs. Now it’s all at Cheapeats, where you’ll find “Happiness, $25 and under.”


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