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.

Casa Miglis

Lealtad 120
entre Animas y Lagunas,
Centro Habana, Cuba
+53(0)7-8641486 (restaurant)
+5352827353 (mobile)

A Swedish-inspired restaurant in Central Havana? Believe it. This whitewashed spot a few blocks from the shore serves dishes from both countries: Think Swedish meatballs and Cuban lamb stew. To drink: strong, well-made daiquiris, always served with a smile by young, good-looking bartenders.

Source: Elisa Richardson / bloomger
Photos: Casa Miglis website