Hola! Find inside a small food guide with our handpicked cuisines from Cuba.
How big of a foodie are you? If you love travelling to places from all over the world, then make sure to mark some of the best Cuban dishes to try on your next trip. In the Caribbean Sea, Cuba attracts and charms its visitors with its stretch of beautiful beaches, vintage beauty and colonial architecture. However, what’s most famous in Cuba is its cigars made in a very distinctive style. Being one of the tourist destinations, Cuba abounds in its natural beauty and its unique fusion of cuisines. Cuban cuisine blends with Spanish and Caribbean cuisines, making it all the more enticing and alluring. Are you excited to know more? Let’s get started.
1. Ropa vieja
To begin with, the most popular yet most-loved dish from Cuba is Ropa vieja. It is a slow-cooked stew made with shredded meat, cooked in tomatoes and infused with many spices and veggies. The name translates to ‘old clothes’ because a lot of leftovers are added during the preparation. Since it’s a national food of Cuba, you are going to come across many variations.
2. Lechon Asado
This is a pork dish you must add to your list. It is an undeniably unique and luscious dish that, with every bite, it tastes too creamy, and the crispy skin makes up for being a delicious dish to give a try.
3. Moros y Cristianos
This is a traditional vegetarian dish, served at restaurants as a rice and beans dish, made with aromatic ingredients such as onion, garlic and bell pepper cut into small pieces and then braised in olive oil. Mixed with rice and beans and served topped off with some seasonings.
The Cuban style of this dish includes making it with chopped meat, dipping it entirely in a tomato gravy and, of course, blended over many spices.