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Cuban Food Tasting & Culture Tour

food tasting

Cuban Food Tasting & Culture Tour

49 reviews
Taste traditional Cuban dishes as you explore the city
Taste traditional Cuban dishes as you explore the city
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English, Spanish
food tasting

Cuban Food Tasting & Culture Tour

food tasting

Cuban Food Tasting & Culture Tour

49 reviews
Taste traditional Cuban dishes as you explore the city
Taste traditional Cuban dishes as you explore the city
Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

This is unique way to experience and sample traditional homemade Cuban cuisine, learn about its origins while we explore the city and it's culture. We'll cover the highlights of Cuban food culture in Havana's central Vedado neighbourhood. We will start by visiting a paladar—a local, family-run restaurant and bar—to taste and learn about preparation of Cuba's famous cocktails, the mojito and daiquiri, learn about their ingredients and presentation. We'll continue our experience by walking past Vedado's important sights—the University of Havana, the Coppelia ice cream parlor, Callejon de Hamel and the Dance Museum among others—to learn about Havana's modern side. When we arrive at a restaurant, we will taste starters and main dishes of traditional Cuban cuisine. We'll discuss the culture behind the food, and you will learn about food origins, preparations, and ingredients while enjoying the atmosphere. We will then walk to our final stop, a local cafe, to sample a traditional Cuban dessert and finish with very strong Cuban coffee. My aim is for people from all over the world come together to share the common interest of learning about a new culture through food. See you soon.

What's included

Food
Cuban meal Includes starter, Main dish, Sides and Dessert. Cuban Coffee. Vegetarian meals are available. Please advise us in…
Drinks
Cuban cocktail Includes Mojito/Daiquiri/Cuba Libre. With your meal you can choose from local beer, tropical juices, local…

Your host

Maryla
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Guests hosted
2017
Joined Airbnb
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Experiences hosted

Maryla

My husband Ricardo Carol and i are deeply passionate about our Cuban roots and culture—particularly the origins of Cuban food, and learning and sharing the influences of other cultures on Cuban cuisine. In my case, i discovered my passion for food while I was a little girl, helping my grandfather prepare Sunday lunch for the whole family. He was the most important chef of Tropicana before 1959, and started teaching me about various ingredients, food preparation, and origins. My husband and i love to cook and host cooking classes for friends, sharing our knowledge with them.

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Where you'll be

We will meet in the Vedado district of Central Havana for a cocktail at a local bar and paladar, where you will learn about cocktail ingredients and preparation and you will even have a go at making one. From there we will walk to a family run paladar for starters and mains and we will finish in a beautiful cafe to sample Cuban desserts and coffee. Note: Please be on time as we will start the tour at 12.45 at La Paila

Upcoming availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Fri, Aug 23    From 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM.
$55 per person
10 of 10 spots left

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Please bring a bottle of water for the walk. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather. Children are welcome. I can't cater to vegetarians.
Maryla
food tasting
Cuban Food Tasting & Culture Tour
49 reviews
$65 per person
49 reviews
$65 per person