We’d heard good things about Habana 6, so we decided to try it out for lunch. We knew it was a Cuban style restaurant, but not much else.
The restaurant is on the corner of Pueblo Marinero in Costa Teguise, with entrances opposite the tourist information centre, and another one, under the entrance to the square. The decor is bright and clean and the tables are very nicely laid.
The menu is quite extensive – they offer a range of meat and fish dishes, burgers, wraps, rice dishes, and they have a quite large selection of hot and cold starters.
We chose a mixture of two starters and a main to enjoy as tapas. The service was excellent and attentive – we ordered a glass each of the house red and dry white, and the red was exceptional, and while we waited, we were served with fresh baked bread and a really strong alioli – if you choose to enjoy it, which we did, make sure you all eat some!
The main we ordered was Tempura mixta de mariscos y verduras. This was a selection of shellfish and vegetables fried in a tempura batter. The batter was crisp and light and the fish and vegetables perfectly cooked, neither under nor over done. This was served with a salty and sweet soy dipping sauce with a hint of honey.
We also enjoyed the Tartar de Atun – this was raw tuna, served with plenty of avocado and mango and lime dressing. It was totally delicious and it was a large portion – one between two is plenty as a starter. This was served with crackers.
Finally, from the hot starters we tried the queso ahumado. This was served hot and melting in a skillet and drenched with fig jam. It was some of the best smoked cheese we’ve tried, and we found out from the waiter that it comes from Fuerteventura. My only complaint is that it was served without any bread – I would have like to scoop the drippy cheese up!
We don’t usually have dessert at lunchtimes, but the people at the next table were served a Creme Brulée, which tempted us. It was also fabulous and creamy, with a crunchy caramel topping.
Costa Teguise is now home to some genuinely excellent restaurants, and Habana 6 now joins them as one we plan to visit regularly. This was an excellent meal, in nice surroundings and with really good service.
Our bill was €55, but we did indulge with two glasses of wine each and coffee afterwards.
Habana 6 is in Calle Mayor 6, Costa Teguise and they are open from 1230 to 1030 from Tuesday to Saturday and from 1230 to 1800 on Sunday. They are closed on Mondays. Telephone 928 94 12 98.
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