Food and drinks in Cuba – Cuba – Debbie's Carribean Reviews Forums

Admin 2016-11-06 14:17:38 UTC #1

There is a lot of misconceptions about food and drinks in Cuba. Yes some resorts do have very bad food and lots of time there is not enough of spices in food that we can eat in the resorts but in other hand I had many delicious meals in Cuba in resorts and in private restaurants "paladares". Here are some photos of delicious Cuban food and drinks. If you have any please share with us!

cubajack 2016-11-06 16:35:26 UTC #2

I don’t think I have any pictures, but I’m really hungry now!

steveyyz 2016-11-06 17:54:33 UTC #3

I don’t take many photos of my food when I travel (when did that trend start?) but here are a few I pulled from my Cuban file.

Sometimes in Havana I just want a great burger and fries and Miramar’s El Palenque (Calle 17) is the Cuban spot for it.

And of course, what’s Cuba without some "street pizza", this one from Bombay Pizza (on Animas just west of Prado)

In keeping with the street food theme, how about some Arroz Frito (fried rice) on Calle Obispo in Havana Vieja. And that price is 10.00 CUP, or about $0.50 CDN but either bring your own utensil or do as the Cubans do and make a spoon from cardboard!

And never wander Havana without stopping for some fresh, hot and sugary Churros from a street vendor like this guy on Carlos Tercero. And that’s $2.00 CUP or about $0.10 CDN.

And what better than Un Tubo de Cerveza con Camerónes a la parrilla at La Taberna de La Muralla in Plaza Vieja.

Porkchops with onion, rice, fries and vegetables for 5 CUC at Trattoria Maraka’s on Calle ‘O’ in Vedado.

And this was my dinner at a Casa Particular in Vinales. Awesome meal

And my First Class meal on Cubana (YYZ-HAV)

Admin 2016-11-06 18:13:14 UTC #4

Lol @steveyyz I thought you said you do not take too many photos of you food .. awesome photos!

steveyyz 2016-11-06 20:11:43 UTC #5

LOL Admin…..Now I’m also going to say that I love street foods (not only in Cuba) and not knowing the local customs, etc, one thing I never travel without is my trusty Spork. Never heard of one… that’s ok, neither had I until I found one and now it’s a must have item in my kit. Combination of spoon, fork, and a serrated knife edge on one of the fork tangs.Now, the titanium one is great for durability but you must put this in your checked luggage. The co-polyester ones are ok in your carry-on. I usually always have a 1/2 dozen of the plastic ones because I’ve given quite a few away over the years of travel. Heck, when the guy on Obispo saw me pull out mine for his rice, well he just had to have it. So…. one donated spork = one free meal. LOL!!!Just one of my little travel food tips for your enjoyment.

Steve

eeeefarm 2016-11-07 11:35:32 UTC #6

I don’t take food pictures much, either, but here is pizza at Luna Mar in Santa Lucia.

and Spanish Coffee at Villas Jibacoa.

bicycleman 2016-11-07 15:04:05 UTC #7


Lunch at Lenny’s Bar & Grill Cayo Coco

Admin 2016-11-07 19:29:01 UTC #8

Amazing spork and I am sure folks in Cuba love it! Thanks for sharing !!

griz 2016-11-07 23:12:01 UTC #9

Sporks have actually been around for a long time. I’ve used them when back backing/canoe tripping as far back as the 80’s. Never thought to take them on vacation thought. What an excellent idea for exploring the wilds of Cuba as well!

Admin 2016-11-13 17:18:32 UTC #10

Here is a few more .. excellent lunch at Playa Sirena Cayo Largo:

Admin 2016-12-21 01:14:58 UTC #11

Amazing lunch in casa particular:

Admin 2016-12-22 00:39:46 UTC #12

This is pure Cuban chocolate:

BobMichaels 2016-12-22 02:23:31 UTC #13

Contramaestre in Santiago de Cuba province – 2015

Admin 2016-12-24 14:57:17 UTC #14

Plantain chips cooked in coconut oil:

BobMichaels 2016-12-25 20:07:07 UTC #15

The bar at the cock fights in Cueto. Your only choice is a shot of rum for 3 CUP (12 cents). She has 3 glasses so there is no wait to be served. She went through 4 bottles of rum that day making a nice profit.

Travelb4idieguy 2016-12-26 16:00:12 UTC #16

At a paladar across the street from Los Corales last week.

Travelb4idieguy 2016-12-26 16:05:17 UTC #17

Street churro filled with warm chocolate on the streets of downtown Santiago last weekend.

iggy1 2016-12-26 19:48:58 UTC #18

Been there ( Lenny’s)and it’s better than what you would imagine

griz 2017-01-02 00:12:51 UTC #19

And yet, so many people complain about the food in Cuba………….(sigh)

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