EL GELATO HELADERIA IN HAVANA
Updated: Feb 15
EL GELATO HELADERIA
This ice cream shop in the Havana suburb of Playa is of the two best in Cuba. They sell over forty flavors of ice cream, deserts, soda pop, milk shakes, croissants, sandwiches, coffee, and the best ice cream cakes in Cuba, and as far as I know the only ice cream cakes. El Gelato seats about sixty, has a large playground for kids, and is usually busy on weekends.
Some of the ice cream flavors on offer include at coconut, cheesecake, mantecado, turron, black forest, chocolate, vanilla, mint, pineapple, mango, and over twenty more. A double cone or cup costs 2 CUC, and they have croissants and sandwiches which are really good ranging in price from 1.5 to 4 CUC. This is a great place to hang out and people watch, lots of locals and pretty good service.
MUST VISIT ICE CREAM SHOP IN HAVANA DURING CUBA TRIP
I can’t tell you if it’s the best or second best, but it’s one of the top two ice cream shops in Cuba. The other one in Old Havana is much, much smaller and only sells ice cream and milk shakes. El Gelato is across the street from the ocean on 1st Street and 46th Avenue in Miramar and is open daily from 7am to 12pm.
By Frank Gonzalez