What you'll do
On this cultural journey through Central Park & the UWS, we’ll explore the city’s rich Cuban heritage through art, food, & culture. I like to break down the experience into 3 artistic/cultural sites & 3 samplings of Cuban cuisine, which I combine for a total of 3 mini experiences. 1st - We’ll get to know each other over a delicious cafecito (Cuban espresso made with love) near the statue of Cuban independence hero José Martí in Central Park. 2nd - We’ll try some fresh-cut sugarcane near a gorgeous mural of a traditional sugarcane harvest at the former site of Victor’s Cafe, the city’s first Cuban restaurant. 3rd - We’ll visit one of New York’s last authentic Cuban-Chinese restaurants, where we’ll eat some of the best maduros (Afro-Cuban sweet plantains) I’ve ever tasted. So get ready to experience NYC...a lo cubano!
Maduros (sweet plantains) at a Cuban-Chinese restaurant & freshly-cut caña (sugarcane)
Freshly made cafecito (Cuban espresso) like you can't get anywhere else in NYC...Trust me, I've tried
Hola mi gente! I’m Chris Vázquez, or “CubanoChris” on social. I’m a 3rd generation Cuban American whose passion is leveraging the power of culture to build community between Cubans & Cuban Americans. I grew up in the Cuban exile community in Miami, but the further away I moved, the more closely I identified with my heritage. This culminated with my move to NYC, and since then I’ve dedicated myself to exploring Manhattan's rich Cuban roots & sharing them with others…so here we are!
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Where you'll be
We’ll visit 3 artistic/cultural sites along the tour: (1) The José Martí statue whose subject is a unifying figure for all Cubans regardless of age or views [coffee here] (2) The Victor's Cafe mural showing the humble origins of a Cuban immigrant pursuing the American Dream [sugarcane here] (3) One of the last Cuban-Chinese restaurants in the world representing an almost forgotten moment in time [maduros here]
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Thu, Sep 19 From 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
$34 per person
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Over 50 people rated this experience 5 stars.
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Up to 7 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
- Make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water. - Can't find a time that works? Message me and I'll be happy to accommodate!
Coffee, Culture & Cuban-Chinese