Amazing trip. If you are considering Cuba go soon. For food: Try to find Fumero + Jacqueline at night for dinner, cute little gem of a place. We had a great dinner at El Del Frente (great rooftop deck and owned by O’Reily’s which is right across the street ). We ate at both but I like Frente better. Drinks at sunset at Hotel National, walk the Malecon at night. A trip to the Tropicana takes you back in time – do not do the dinner it was horrible but the outdoor space is beautiful and the costumes are fun. If you want a cool music meets design experience hit the FAC just a cab ride outside of town! And of course you can’t get enough tours in the American cars – they offer great one hour tours to all the sites.
Don’t buy cigars off the street!