Time Out says
Charming Afro-Caribbean restaurant complete with premium rum cocktails Cuban decor.
Located in the hip, creative, and entrepreneurial enclave around Osu Ako Adjei Park is an old
colonial-style building that is seeing a rather flamboyant new lease on life in the form of Little Havana: Ghana and West Africa’s first Afro-Latino inspired street-food style restaurant and bar.
By maintaining the building’s original wooden shutters and art deco detailing, and adding decadent chandeliers, charming vintage furniture, and vibrant eclectic décor, Little Havana’s founder and designer Marcus Morgan-Etty (of Santoku, The View, and Burger & Relish fame) has evoked the extravagant days of the Cuban capital’s pre-revolution era. Together with its mouth-watering menu, this exciting new spot offers upbeat Afro-Cuban and Latino music, carefully crafted premium rum cocktails, and energetic service, all of which adds up to a fresh and honest alternative to Accra’s swanky high-end social scene.
Looking strikingly similar to Jon Favreau’s lead character in the 2014 movie “Chef” as he bustles about the kitchen making a Cuban sandwich, Marcus enthusiastically explains, “Latino food is bursting with flavour and fresh ingredients, and has very strong crossovers with Ghanaian dishes. In designing the Little Havana menu I’ve taken inspiration from classic Cuban and Latino recipes and ingredients, but sourced everything from local producers here in Ghana.”
The result of this Afro-Latino connection is unique, but comforting soul food. Everything is gourmetquality , but served in a casual street-style, and at very reasonable prices. With light snacks like tostones with mango salsa to hearty ropa veijo, Little Havana’s chefs will surely keep you coming back for more.
To add to this, the crew on the bar are Accra’s finest bartending stars and will bang out a killer classic daiquiri for you in no time. Backed by Havana Rum, Little Havana is the first dedicated specialist rum venue in the West African region.
Open Tuesday to Sunday 5pm to late, and midday to late on Saturdays and Sundays.
|Cross street:||Omanye Street|
|Opening hours:||Open Tuesday to Sunday 5pm - late, and midday until late on Saturdays and Sundays.|