Much like the tiny island of Cuba, this Havana inspired outpost assaults the senses: tobacco colored seating flanks one side of a green veined marble horseshoe shaped bar that looks like water moving in the moonlight.

Pineapple shaped crystal sconces and antique bronze chandeliers cast mood lighting reminiscent of Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca. Directly opposite is a mural painted to look like street graffiti—faded, worn out, spottyily vivid, but elegantly sexy. Mariel embodies the Cuban revolutionary slogan, “Hasta la Victoria, siempre!”

Even better? The tropical dinner menu has plates inspired by Cuban cuisine but distinctively prepared by imaginative world class chefs with access to the finest ingredients. The hongo (mushroom) pizza is made with charred maitake (aka hen of the woods) and crunchy garlic. The halibut ceviche with roasted garlic crema is as fresh and vibrant as the Afro-Cuban percussion and rhythms playing in the background. These two plates alone make this hard to secure reservation worth seeking.

10 Post Office Square,
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 333-8776

cuisine Cuban Fusion
location Boston, USA