Where to eat cheap when visiting Cuba

Cuban Tropical fruitCuba has more than enough culinary delights to rival any other tourist destination in the Caribbean. So it is impossible not to surrender to some of the marvellous Cuban dishes that seduce visitors so much year after year. Cuban meals are mainly influenced by Creole cuisine, an exotic mixture of Spanish, African and Caribbean food which can be easily found in local places throughout the island. As Cuba is a tropical country, one thing to seek out are stalls selling great fresh fruit-based drinks. Eating on a budget in Cuba is not hard and there is plenty to suit all tastes, eating habits and the pocket too - you just need to know where to look for the best food.

How and where to eat cheap in Cuba

Coppelia Cuban ice-creamTry out the different food cuisine all over the island and sample the various styles of Creole seasoning. Cubans also have a big appetite for ice cream, which is available everywhere in the large cities as well as near the National Hotel in Havana, where you will find the island's most famous ice-cream parlor - Coppelia, a huge temple to the art of making (and consuming) ice-cream. Upon arrival you will often see a long queue of Cubans patiently waiting their turn. Tourists (or those paying in CUC) are served from another counter without any waiting time.

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Typical Cuban cuisine and food dishes in Cuba prepared by family Rental Houses

Cuban dishes at Casa ParticularFood in Cuba is a rich, varied and tasty experience. Its origins stem from a fusion of Spanish, African and native island cuisine which have resulted in a wide variety of ingredients making up what have become the most popular Cuban dishes.

Typical Cuban food is made from the many tropical fruits and vegetables found on the island. Pork, rice, beef, lamb and chicken feature highly on most menus and while fish and seafood dishes are less common, they are found in many private family homes in Cuba.

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