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Where Beyoncé Ate in Havana, Cuba

Beyoncé and Jay-Z caused quite the uproar when they made their visit to Cuba back in 2013.

Looking back, though, the two were pioneers for what is now the island’s tourism rebirth — a year and a half later, Cuba and the US had begun the process of normalization.

So where did they go on their trip?


Maybe you know the hotel: the Saratoga, the grand dame of Havana hotels where Beyoncé and Jay-Z stayed on their trip to Havana.

And you can stay there — if you can find a room.

But what about where the superstar couple dined?


If you want to find a leafy, out-of-the-way spot that was one of Beyoncé’s haunts on the trip, look no further than Doña Carmela, a paladar on the outskirts of the capital.

It’s no secret that we at Cuba Journal are big fans of the paladar, which is arguably the best in Cuba — but don’t let us convince you — let the brick-grilled whole chickens do that — as good a meal as there is in the country.

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Above: this photo hangs on the entrance of the restaurant

Above: a photo of Beyoncé at Doña Carmela that adorns the entrance to the restaurant

This is one of Cuba’s must-visit eateries, and it’s no surprise Beyonce stopped here.

Where Beyoncé Ate in Havana, Cuba was last modified: March 8th, 2016 by Cuba Journal