EL PAZILLO, HAVANA
THE HALLWAY THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED
The name of this place translates to “the hall” or the "hallway,” and a visit here is not that unlike time spent in a hallway. This small bar/restaurant has few redeeming qualities and loads of bad ones. I try to write positive reviews, but this place is beyond hope.
The service is slow, the music is bad and ridiculously expensive if you want to be in the tiny room where they present their live acts, and the food is strange. It’s not unlike many of these new places that spring up in Havana for a few months and then vanish. We had a few appetizers on our last visit, and none was very good, and the service was slooooooow. The time before they had a guy singing who was awful, and the cover to enter the little dining room he was in was $15CUC!!! But you could hear him from everywhere in the “hallway.” Don't bother with El Paz
illo, just drive by it on your way to La Chucheria or Up and Down.
It’s in a great location in Vedado near lots of night spots, but I doubt it will be around much longer. Then again, in Cuba you never know!
By Frank Gonzalez