Category: Food & Drink

  • How to eat cheap in Havana, Cuba

    In Cuba, there is a big variety of places to eat, which can be extremely expensive, as well as surprisingly cheap. For low-budget traveler in Cuba, as well as people who simply want to experience Cuba from the point of view of the local people, the best option is street food. In Havana there are […]

  • Cuban Rum: the best rum in the world

    Cuban rum is one of the main reasons why the country is known worldwide. It has a very good reputation internationally as one of the best rums in the world. Some suppose that the reason for it is that the Cuban soil is perfect for growing sugar cane from which rum is made. Others say […]

  • 5 top bars of Vedado, Havana

    Havana has something for every taste: food, dancing, visiting marvellous museums and plazas, the warmth of the people or the rich culture are some of the highlights of this nearly 500 year old  city. Amongst Havana neighbourhoods, Vedado stand out for its beautiful architecture, the busy ambience and the nocturnal activity of this area that […]

  • Coppelia: the legendary Cuban ice cream parlor

    If you ever decide to take a tour around the Vedado district of Havana city, you will most probably notice the long lines that form on the corner of 23 and L. Both during weekends and weekdays, from early morning to late evening there are always people patiently waiting in endless queues. These are the […]

  • Paladares: Cuban private restaurants

    Only a few years ago almost all restaurants in Cuba were owned by the government. This resulted in Cuban food often being labeled by foreigners as lacking both variety and quality of products. However, now things have changed, and it is hard to imagine a trip to Cuba without a dinner at a Paladar – […]

  • Cows in the socialist Caribbean: the truth about beef and Cuban history

    The image of cows cropping on fields is not often seen on while traveling in Cuba. You can see some fields with cows on it along the roads, but they are not an important part of the landscape. Neither it is frequent to see beef on the tables of Cuban people, although they have not […]

  • 5 Traditional Cuban dishes you must try

    Traditional Cuban food is a blend of different influences from around the world and, like the people itself, it is a rich mixture of cultural backgrounds. Cuban cuisine has been influenced by African, Spanish, Caribbean, Chinese and Arab cultures, receiving the name of criolla food. Throughout centuries, all of them have introduced spices like garlic, […]

  • Week 44 – The newest for visitors to Cuba

    Welcome to WhyNotCuba’s Saturday weekly roundup, where we share newest things about Cuba we found this week. If you want more content like this, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Best links we found this week: What to see of Hemingway’s Havana– Daniel from Locally Sourced Havana tours tells us how […]

  • Cuban Cocktails: all you need to know

    Cuban cocktails are famous worldwide, and when you are visiting Cuba the traditional rum based cocktails, offer the perfect refreshment on hot sunny days. For centuries some of the world’s finest rums and “aguardientes” (brandy) have been produced in Cuba. Add to this a culture where the art of creating cocktails is considered a craft and […]