If you have ever heard of Cojimar, a small fishing town on the outskirts of East Havana, it is probably because of Ernest Hemingway. “Papa´s” passion for fishing, and drinking, has left an indelible mark on this piece of the bucolic Caribbean seaside.
You can visit the bar where he drank at and the dock where he kept his boat, the Pilar. If you also happen to have lunch at the restaurant Café Ajiaco, you will probably leave convinced that had this place been around when Hemingway was in town, he would have dinned there as well.
From the very start, Café Ajiaco is a place trying to stand out from the Paladar crowd while offering a 100% Cuban ambiance. They know by the time you get to their restaurant, you have probably already sampled more than a few mojitos and daiquiris. So they mix it up a bit with dark rum mojito sweetened with honey instead of sugar. Their cucumber daiquiri is even more ambitious, and delicious.