Delicious Food from our Favorite Havana Restaurants!

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Contrary to popular belief, the Havana cuisine scene is bursting with talented chefs creating delicious and innovative interpretations of traditional Cuban recipes.

The best meals in Cuba take place in privately owned restaurants known as “paladares.” Fresh seafood and locally farmed seasonal produce, artisanal cheeses, and free-range meats celebrate a melting pot of styles and flavors on the top paladar menus.

Cultural Cuba continuously vets every restaurant to ensure the food quality and service meet exceptional standards. As part of every support for the Cuban people custom itinerary, we reserve each private paladar lunch and dinner dining experience. 

All of our travelers leave with full bellies and a deep appreciation for Cuban comida!


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Take a trip to Cojimar near Hemingway’s Finca Vigia.

Enjoy an introduction to Cuban cuisine and a lesson on preparing local dishes with a Cuban chef including ropa vieja, lobster and shrimp enchilada, and ajiaco (a typical Cuban root vegetable-based soup/stew). Before lunch, pick herbs from the nearby garden for the meal.

Have fun combining cooking with the Art of Mojito Mixology!

Connect with us for more info on this tasty experience

What we’ve been up to. . . 

“Margs & Mojitos” Boat Event with Hotel Esencia (pictured above)

We had a great time talking Cuba, drinking mojitos, and hosting some amazing luxury travel advisors in Newport Beach Harbor!


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Featured on the New York Times List of Places to Go in 2023, there is no better time to book a trip to Cuba! With daily 50 min flights leaving from Miami, and direct flights from Newark and Houston,  it has never been easier to travel to and from the island. Cultural Cuba manages all the details to ensure travelers have a wonderful experience!

We recognize our travel advisor partners need quick response times and high-touch cooperative communications throughout the entire trip planning and custom private guided trip process, from start to finish.

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Peace of mind to plan custom private legal travel to Cuba. 
  • VIP services for expedited arrival in Havana
  • Meet-and-Greet RT airport transfers
  • Visas and all the required Support for the Cuban People legal paperwork and record-keeping
  • Completely individualized itineraries with access to unique “ungoogleable” experiences
  • Top-rated paladar restaurant reservations
  • Centrally located Luxury Hotel stays
  • Support for the Cuban People Community Initiatives
Everything we organize adheres to the cultural interaction requirements of Support for the Cuban People-sanctioned travel. Many of these activities are exclusive offerings of Cultural Cuba.