Cubans have been running privately owned restaurants. In Cuba, in-home restaurants, known as paladares, were legalized in the 1990s. The best food is to be found at the paladares, restaurants in private homes.
Eating in Cuba is very economical. The typical food is called criolla and is a mixture of Spanish and African cuisine. Usually it is composed of rice, beans (beans) and also called "moros y cristianos" or "Congri", pork (roast pork), sweet potatoes or cassava, salad and dessert.
Lobster and shrimp (very economical) are highly sought after dishes. The cassava with mojo is an exquisite dish.
The restaurants in Cuba are very economical, decorated with precious woods, tablecloths and cloth napkins and enlivened by a pianist.
The more established ones are your best bet for food in the city. These are the favorites:
Nao Bar - Paladar
Corte del Príncipe
La Cocina de Lilliam
El Patio Plaza de la Catedral
La Bodeguita Del Medio
La Divina Pastora
Mesón de la Flota
Mesón Sancho Panza
Restaurante el Bambú
Café de los Artistas