Fidel Castro’s Private Chef Reveals the Best Restaurants

Everyone who plans a trip to Cuba gets the same advice: you’ll love the country but hate the food. Between ingredient shortages, import restrictions, and a lack of Internet connectivity to help people find local gems, the Cuban food scene is legitimately difficult to navigate.

With that in mind, we asked one of Fidel Castro’s private chefs  to open up his little black book to Havana, where restaurants are most plentiful and travelers more likely to visit first. These are the places, he suggests, that will redeem his home town’s culinary cred once and for all.

O’Relly 304

Calle O’Relly #304
e/ Habana and Aguilar
Habana Vieja
(+53) 7863 0206

O’Relly as many other streets of Old Havana, keeps a thousand tales and, for a while now, keeps as well a spot to make you feel at comfort. The best quality of food, the personalized service will make you come back and back again. Right on 304, this Gin Bar will await you with its unique recipes, to be sided with a wide range of different cocktails.

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Photos: O’Relly 304 Facebook