One of the most tangible of Raul Castro’s economic reforms since 2010 is the wave of new private restaurants – called paladares – located mostly in Havana. Don’t be fooled into thinking that decades of iron ideology have limited Cuba’s imagination for self-expression. Food has become a beacon for Cuba’s future possibilities, and visitors to Havana will experience an authentic energy as Cuba’s chefs cook up a mix of desire and nostalgia. Be sure to check out these restaurants on your next trip to Havana. Many Cuban restaurants take reservations via email.
Le Chansonnier – French nouveau cuisine (lechansonnierlahabana
Atelier – Cuban with global influence (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Doña Eutemia – Authentic Cuban cuisine (email@example.com)