El Paladar

restaurants / Caribbean

El Paladar information

Paris , France
26bis rue de la Fontaine au Roi
+33 1 43 57 42 70
Getting there
Underground Rail: Goncourt
starters €5-7, mains €14-18, 2-/3-course menus €12/14 (lunch only)
Opening hours
lunch & dinner to midnight mon-Sat
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While the name of this place suggests the restaurants run from private homes in today’s cash-strapped Havana (and the US greenback is on their calling card), the food and sheer exuberance recalls the Cuba of the 1950s, when everything was plentiful. It’s a convivial, graffiti-covered place with super caipirinhas (€6) – cocktails made from a sugarcane-based alcohol, lime juice and sugarcane syrup – and such authentic dishes as pescado guisado (fried fish), pollo piopio (chicken cooked with citrus) and yuca con mojo (manioc with onions and garlic).