What is a paladar?

Paladares are one of the best ways to enjoy local Cuban cuisine. A paladar is a small, family-run restaurant, usually in a converted part of a home. Many paladares  appear and operate much like a normal restaurant. While our Cuban guides are not able to bring groups to a paladar, feel free to try one on your own. Visits to paladares are generally at the participant’s expense however some paladares are included in the tour. In Havana, a few recommended paladares include La Moraleja, near the Habana Libre Hotel; retro-feeling Cafe Laurent; and La Cocina de Lilliam, a dreamy garden respite in a residential neighborhood. InsightCuba provides a list of paladares with your final documents. Additionally, insightCuba tour leaders are experts in the paladar dining scene and can recommend the best restaurants based on your tastes and preferences.