Cienfuegos is many things: a hundred fires, a breezy Cuban port town, a governor, a revolutionary and a technicolor Antillean retreat located in the heart of the East Village. Cienfuegos, Cuba was originally founded in 1819 as the settlement, Fernandina de Jagua, by French emigrants from Bordeaux and Louisiana, on calm bay facing the Carribbean Sea. In 1830, its rapid growth as a town prompted its renaming in honor of the Governor-General at the time, Jose Cienfuegos. By the end of the 19th century, Cienfuegos had become the fourth most important city in Cuba, excelling in the production of sugar cane and tobacco.

Dubbed “The Pearl of the South”, the sundrenched streets of Cienfuegos were home to men who ordered their rums by the finger and to women who bathed in the tropical breeze by the bay sipping exotic punches.

Cienfuegos, the restaurant and bar, is our breezy oasis in exile, home to everything Cuban and all things rum. So, stop in for a cubano or enjoy a gleaming punch bowl. We invite your soul to mambo; just don’t forget to have a drink “para los santos.”

“Cienfuegos es la ciudad, que mas me gusta a mi” - Beny More