Only a few paladares remain in Bayamo. Aside from the place listed in this guide, Paladar El Polinesio, Parada 125 between Pío Rosado and Capotico (tel. 23/42-3860) is the second-best restaurant in town. There's also a Dino's Pizza at General García 111, and a host of restaurants along pedestrian Calle General García that are open noon to 10pm. For dessert, stand in line with locals at the ice-cream parlor Tropicrema, located just off the southwest corner of Parque Céspedes.

The loveliest place to kick back with a cerveza is La Bodega at 34 Plaza del Himno (tel. 23/42-1011). This sweet bar and café has a lovely view of the river, and is the perfect spot for a drink at sunset. There is usually live music until 1am.

The small, air-conditioned Bar La Esquina, on the corner of the small, shaded Francisco Maceo Osorio plaza, is a cool spot for a drink. At the other end of the plaza on Calle Maceo is the Casa de La Trova, which has regular live performances. Los Beatles, Calle Zenea between Saco and Figueredo (closed Mondays), is a new outdoor venue that hosts cover bands; sip a mojito for CUC$5 per glass.

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