El Shamuskia'o

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308 Murella, Havana, Cuba

Serves meat, vegan options available. Restaurant in La Habana Vieja where everything on the menu can be made vegan. Options include bruchetta, veggie kebabs, pisto (vegetable soup), breaded veggies, salads, cucumber sushi, stuffed tomato, eggplant lasagna, baked boniatos (potato), and moussaka with boniatos. Open Tue-Sun 2:00pm-2:00am.

Categories: American, Caribbean, Fusion, Cuban, Non-veg

11 Reviews

First Review by Vegan Vagabond

great for Cuba - Edit

Little bistro with a lot of vegan options! Pumkin soup, lasange and a few more. The ver friendly people there know what vegan is so that's definitlty a big plus!

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Worth to check it out - Edit

This place has any vegan dishes which is quite rare for Havana's restaurants. The Lasagna I tried was fresh and tasty. It used eggplant instead of bread layers. I personally like eggplant to be fully or even overcooked. But if you like it on more raw side you will enjoy it. I'd like to come back and try some other dishes.

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Just ok - Edit

The place is quite small and cozy and for Havana they have a lot of vegetarian options, however the food was not that fun. I took the grilled vegetables which turned out to be a green raw salad with very little grilled eggplant, quite disappointing. My boyfriend had a veggie quesadilla which was ok. The hummus was tasty though, as was the fried malanga.

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Llittle place with large veggie menu - Edit

A whole menu full of vegetarian & vegan meals - very wholesome and filling. A small unpretentious bar/restaurant, just a few short steps from La Plaza Vieja and worth visiting for a number of reasons: a warm welcome; good hearty food for veggies and their meat-eating friends; reasonable prices; quirky decor (styled after the owner's tattoo!) a small family business (the type that's worth supporting in my opinion) and an extensive cocktail menu, that's only 1 CUC between 6 & 8pm! What could be better than that?!

Pros: Extensive veggie & non-veggie menu, Friendly, Cocktail happy hour, baby!

Cons: Happy Cow won't let me give it five stars! :(

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Yes Veg but Not Good - Edit

Not good food at all. Oh lord, not good! Weird flavor, unnatuall, badly prepared. It's a tiny restaurant, which is fine, but the kitchen is the size of a closet and totally unprofessional. We could see the guy cooking and it was just a disaster. We couldn't even identify the ingredients of the sauce.... Some red gelatinous stuff? Not expensive, but still not worth the money since after one bite we didnt want to eat anything we ordered.. Disappointing all around.

Updated from previous review on 2017-09-11

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Bad quality food

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Excelente - Edit

A mi gusto el MEJOR lugar para comer vegano, los cocineros tenían en claro que era la comida vegana y adaptaban todos los platos, los precios muy baratos. // The best place to eat vegan, cheap, delicious and good service.

Pros: spaghetti, veggie pizza, tostones, moussaka, efigi

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Nice food and lovely staff - Edit

El Shamuskia'o was one of the best restaurants I visited while in Cuba. The waitress and chef were incredibly friendly and welcoming and the food was delicious! Not a huge variety of vegan/vegetarian options on the menu, but pretty easy to adapt if you ask. Not pricey, with only a few tables I would definitely eat here again!

Pros: Good food, Not too expensive , Lovely staff

Cons: Not a lot of vegan options , Very small

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At last proper Vegan food - Edit

Any dish can be made vegan here at this small family restaurant. Food is fresh and carefully prepared. The moussaka was a real delight. They have happy hour 6-8pm also. Helpful and friendly service. Highly recommended.

Pros: excellent food

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Tasty food and great cocktails - Edit

This place was such an awesome surprise tonight! The food was really delicious and tasteful the staff was so nice and friendly, we will definitely return! Absolutely recommend the pisto and the filled eggplant! plus the cocktails are really great and cheap! ( happy hour 6-8 pm only 1 cuc)

Pros: many vegetarian choices, staff is very helpful, gr

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Inedible - Edit

Finding veg/vegan food in Havana is hard, so we were very hopeful to try this place out. I wish I could say the food was okay, but it was just bad, really bad. Everything tasted the same, no matter the dish, and the weird flavouring made it inedible. I don't like to criticise a small business, but my veggie family out there needs to know this is not the place to find good food.

Pros: Cheap, Accommodating to dietary requirements

Cons: Bad food, bad recipes, bad ingredients

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Best meal I had in Havana - Edit

I was only in town for 4 days and struggled to find places that could accommodate. This place made me a meal from scratch and fully understood my request for no animal products. The food was fresh and tasty. It is a very small place, but clean and comfortable.

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