Little Havana restaurant and bar is a charming Afro-Caribbean restaurant with Cuban decor and top-notch rum cocktails.
The first Afro-Latino-influenced street cuisine type restaurant and bar in Ghana and West Africa, Little Havana, is located in an old colonial-style building in the young, creative, and enterprising neighbourhood near Osu Ako Adjei Park and it is one of the best restaurants in Osu.
Marcus Morgan-Etty, the founder and designer of Little Havana restaurant and bar (of Santoku, The View, and Burger & Relish fame), has evoked the opulent days of the Cuban capital’s pre-revolutionary era by maintaining the building’s original wooden shutters and art deco detailing and adding opulent chandeliers, charming vintage furniture, and vibrant eclectic décor. This trendy new restaurant offers a tantalizing meal together with exuberant Afro-Cuban and Latino music, expertly made premium rum drinks, and vivacious service, all of which combine to create a new and genuine alternative to Accra’s posh high-end social scene.
Marcus eagerly exclaims, “Latino food is exploding with flavour and fresh ingredients, and has very strong crossovers with Ghanaian foods,” as he bustles about the kitchen creating a Cuban sandwich. Marcus resembles Jon Favreau’s lead character from the 2014 film “Chef” in appearance. I drew inspiration for the Little Havana menu from traditional Cuban and Latin American dishes and ingredients, but I bought everything in Ghana from local vendors.
This afro-Latino relationship produces distinctive but nourishing soul cuisine. Everything is of gourmet quality, but it is presented in a relaxed, street-style setting and is quite inexpensive. Little Havana’s chefs will keep you coming back for more with hearty Ropa Viejo to light nibbles like tostones with mango salsa.
Additionally, the bar staff is comprised of some of Accra’s best bartending talent, and they can whip up a great classic daiquiri for you in no time. Little Havana is the first rum-specific venue in West Africa, supported by Havana Rum.
Little Havana Restaurant And Bar Menu
Street Food Light Bites & Starters
|Chicharitas Mojito Criollo|
Crispy plantain, olive oil, garlic & lemon
Corn of the cob, butter, cheese, chili powder & lime
|Mexican Chili Corn Salsa|
Sweetcorn, tomato, jalapeno, lime salsa & tostones
|Chicharrones Del Pollo|
Puerto Rican chicken wings with citrus, garlic & chili marinade
Argentina beef skewers with chimichuri
Cumin spiced veg / Picadillo (ground beef) / Chorizo, potato, chipotle chili
Ham or Cheese
Cuban potato balls stuffed with ground beef
Ropa vieja, pico de galllo, guacamole, blakc beans, cheese, sour cream
Crouper, lime, coriander, celery marinae, sweet potato & chicharitas
|Citrus Chicken SaladGHS 40.00|
Citrus shredded chicken, avo, tomato & coriander salsa & crispy plantain salad
Black beans, abvo, cucumber, peppers with cumin & garlic dressing
|Lechon Asado Salad|
Mojo marinated pork, lettuce, avo & peppers, citrus dressing
Sandwiches & Tacos
Cuban sandwich: ham, slow roast mojo pork, swiss cheese, pickles and mustard
Cuban hamburger: beef, chorizo, onions & shoe string potatoes
Fried fish jalapeno, lime & avo / Tiger prawns citrus & coriander slaw, chipotle mayo & japanenos / Shredded beef, chimichuri, avo & pico de gallo / Citrus cicken & cumin aioli / Vegetarian, beans, pico de gallo & chimichuri
Open Tuesday to Sunday 5pm – late, and midday until late on Saturdays and Sundays.