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The main ingredients in the Cuban cuisine are rice (arroz) beans (frijoles), chicken (pollo) and pork (cerdo, lechon) around this basic components exists a variety of dishes also known as Comida Criolla. The Cuban cuisine has Spanish and African influences but in general the dishes are not spicy.

The Breakfast

This is a light meal consisting of fresh fruits, mango, pineapple, melon,(ensalada de frutas), bread and butter, coffee with (warm) milk (café con leche), fried eggs (huevos fritos). In the better hotels they serve cheese and ham too.

Lunch and Dinner

Common dishes are:

  • Chicken and Rice (Pollo con arroz) often served with plantains and a sauce of black beans.
  • Roasted Pork and Rice (Lechon asado con arroz)
  • Rice and Black Beans (Arroz y frijoles negros)
  • Picadillo miced beef meat with a sauce of tomatoes, green peppers, onion and garlic.
  • Ropa Vieja meat stew of shredded beef simmered with tomatoes, green peppers, onion and garlic.

Cuba Fast Food

There is a growing tendency to fast food in the country. At the street stalls, called "Kiosko", cheap pizza and Cuban sandwiches are sold.

At the food chain "EL RAPIDO" you can eat fried chicken. Watch out with this street foods, hygiene is not their strong point. 

pizza is popular, made of soft bread, cheese, toppings and sauce with onion, but the quality can not be compared to Western standards. 

In the cheap eateries, you can eat besides pizza, spagettis with cheese (or something, they call 'cheese'). "Pizzeria Parque Central" in Central Havana is a popular and cheap pizza restaurant. 

Consider for quality food, the fruits from the fresh products markets, called "agromercados", like mercado de Cuatro Caminos Maximo Gomez street 256 Havana Centro. This fruits are of excellent quality and without artificial fertilizers straight from the urban farms

Dishes and Food Recipes

How to coat and flip the chicken when making authentic Cuban chicken learn more about making traditional food in this free cooking video.


Pork Roast Recipe


Easy Recipe for Rice

Food, like this rice recipe, exemplifies the culture in Cuba. In this simple rice recipe, Rita uses basic ingredients, like rice, chicken stock and peas, to create a colorful rice dish using ...


How to make Ropa Vieja, the famous Stew dish?


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