Casa de Palo
- The Malecón
- La Casa Balear (23 y G)
- Free concerts
- Happy Hours
- Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
- Big Portions
- Drinks and Food
First of all, there are state owned restaurants. They can vary a lot in terms of price and quality of food and service.
Paladares are restaurants owned and run by private persons. Now the main restaurants and the high quality ones are private. Thanks to those places the Cuban food gained his former variety again, also the decoration and presentation of the places and dishes are usually more special. Normally better chefs work in a Paladar.
Of course there are bad ones as well.
The Cafeterias are the Cuban alternative to international fast food chains. Since 2013 Cubans have the possibility to be auto employed and open small businesses so in the last years a lot of people opened their own small fast food places. Most Cafeterias are a lot cheaper than Restaurants and serve fast food or Cuban dishes for small Prices. Typical fast food are pizzas, burgers and sandwiches. Most of the bakeries and Cafés are also private run.
Everybody knows that day, some love it, some fear it and some people hate it. All around the world this day is conected to a lot of pressure and money spending for your loved ones.
As in other countries in Cuba people also celebrate Valentines day, but it’s called differently. Februray 14th in Cuba is the “día de los enamorados”or also the “día de la amistad”, so it’s the day for loved ones and also the day of friendship. And believe me people take this celebration seriously!
So here are some tips for Valentines Day in Cuba:
If you want to eat out that day, make a reservation or eat early. Streets, especiallly in Havana are packed that day! Everybody goes out with their partner, date or just a group of friends. Outside of restaurants and cafeterías there are queues and every place has their own special offer for that day.
check some of them out at A la Mesa.
If you hate Valentines Day, stay in or get a bottle of Rum and make new friends at the Malecón.
If you want to take somebody out to impress him or her, here are some ideas for:
Also you can just go out wandering the streets and watch what the others do!
It’s going to be a unique februray 14th that’s for sure!