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Smokin' Shops: Cigar Merchants

Visitors to Havana Will Be Pleasantly Surprised with the Selection and Knowledge of Its Top Cigar Merchants
James Suckling
From the Print Edition:
The Cuba Issue, May/Jun 99

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La Casa del Habano
Museo del Tabaco
Calle Mercaderes esquina a Obrapia
La Habana Vieja
Phone: no listing
This is the most central of all cigar shops in Havana, located in the renovated section of the old part of town. The cigar selection is usually limited, but what's available is always the best. Check out the little museum of tobacco paraphernalia. But go elsewhere--such as the bar at the Hotel Ambos Mundos a few doors down--if you want to smoke.

La Casa del Tabaco y el Ron
Calle Obispo esquina a Monserrate
La Habana Vieja
Phone: 33 89 11
The store is situated in the back of the largest shop of Cuban rums in Havana. Rather shabby and funky, it still has a serious selection of well-kept cigars, and the saleswomen are well trained. The prices can't be beat. Grab a cigar and try a few of the rums at the liquor shop.

Parque Central
Neptuno entre Prado y Zulueta
La Habana Vieja
Phone: 66 66 27
This is one of the newest cigar shops in Havana and has the potential to be one of the best. Located downtown in the recently opened Parque Central Hotel, this small store has a very good selection and an extremely friendly sales staff. English-speaking manager Emilio Amin Nasser admits that he's not a cigar expert, but he's a keen smoker who will go out of his way to help you.

La Casa del Habano
Club Habana
5ta Avenida 188-192
Miramar, Playa
Phone: 24 57 00
This cigar shop, slated to open in May, is managed by Enrique Mons, the former head of La Casa del Habano on 5th Avenue and 16th Street. The shop provides private lockers as well as a bar and restaurant.

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Comments   1 comment(s) September 30, 2010 7:00pm ET

I will try to get them all personally obiđem.Zahvaljujem on a given choice

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