If nothing else, check out Barrio Latina for its exceptional architecture and colorful, intricately designed interior. Much like Favela Chic, this spot offers a club-style atmosphere with Latin music on Monday and Thursday nights, and plenty of opportunities for a raucous night out. If you’re looking to actually learn salsa steps, stop by on Sundays from 2-9pm or Mondays 8-9:30 pm, where classes are on offer at an hour and a half each. Stick around after the class to practice your new moves in the club. There’s also a restaurant at Barrio Latino, but this isn’t what the bar is known for and isn’t recommended if you’re seeking a top quality meal.
The building itself that is home to the Barrio Latino is now classified as a historical monument, with its façade and the metal structure having been designed by Gustave Eiffel, who was the great engineer and architect that designed the most famous landmark in Paris, which is of course the Eiffel Tower.
This hacienda, that is often known as the little corner of Havana, has become very well known for those that enjoy salsa, and the Barrio Latino bar, night club and restaurant in Paris is spread over an area of around 3000 metres squared over four floors that are linked by a very impressive and imposing staircase.
On the ground floor there is a tapas bar and another that is known as the Red Bar, which is decorated with beer bottle caps. And these are friendly inviting areas where you can enjoy tapas at any time of the day, however, of an evening the mood completely changes to that of a night club in Paris with its resident DJ playing wild salsa rhythms and people dancing the night away.
On the second floor there is a mezzanine, the Barrio Latino restaurant, the patio winter garden and dining in alcoves table d’hote style, which is basically where people all dine together and it is on this floor that you will find numerous South American delicacies on the menu.
The third floor is known as the Cuban stopover, which gets its name from the bar that is adorned with cigar bands and here you can enjoy tapas and house Mojitos whilst sitting in one of the comfortable Chesterfield arm chairs with a coffee table or on a velvet settee, or maybe utilising one of the stalls at this unusual bar in Paris.