The Birth of the Cuban Daiquiri in Asheville

Hemingway’s Cuba Restaurant & Bar

Hemingway’s Cuba represents more than a restaurant. It’s a culmination of a lifetime goal to share an authentic Cuban restaurant experience with the people of Asheville. Havana native and Founder of Hemingway’s Cuba, Tony Fraga, grew up enjoying exquisite meals with his father at La Floridita in Havana. The restaurant was not only known to be a favorite of Ernest Hemingway, it earned the honor of serving “The Best Daiquiri in the World,” according to Hemingway himself.

Tostones at Hemingway's Cuba


Fried Plantains served with picadillo, pulled hickory nut gap pork-mango, heirloom tomatoes-cucumber-lime.


Grilled octopus, black bean puree, crispy chorizo, olive caper vinaigrette

Ropa Vieja at Hemingway's Cuba

Ropa Vieja

Slow braised shredded beef stew, roasted red peppers, olives.