Vegetarian in Las Terrazas

El Romero

One of Cuba's few full-blown ecorestaurants, El Romero specializes in vegetarian fare, uses solar energy, homegrown organic vegetables and herbs, and keeps its own bees. With over a decade of experience, it's...

Cuban in San Antonio de Los Baños

Don Oliva

Some of the cheapest lobster in Cuba is served on Don Oliva's secluded covered patio – barely 35km from the costly cuisine of Havana – and it's not bad either. Not surprisingly this is a refreshingly untouristed...

Caribbean in Las Terrazas

Casa del Campesino

Of the ranchónes (rustic, open-sided restaurants) dotted around, this one adjacent to the Hacienda Unión, about 3.5km west of the Hotel Moka access road, is a visitor favorite. The only proviso: you'd better like...

Cuban in Las Terrazas

Fonda de Mercedes

On a terrace beside her home in an apartment block beneath Hotel Moka, Mercedes has been serving up vegetable soup and hearty home-cooked meat and fish dishes for years.

Cuban in Artemisa


Cute paladar (privately-owned restaurant) serving unusual (for Artemisa) dishes including crab, tamales and bistec uruguayo (Uruguayan steak). Favored by locals.

Cuban in Artemisa

Los Nardis

Unsignposted, thus hard-to-find, private restaurant a block from the main drag (Av 28 de Enero) that serves unadorned Cuban dishes featuring mucho rice and beans.

Cuban in Soroa

Restaurante el Salto

This simple place at the start of the path to the waterfall is one of the few independent eating options outside Soroa's hotels and casas particulares (private homestays). It serves basic Cuban food – high on...

Caribbean in Las Terrazas

Rancho Curujey

This ranchón (rustic, opened-sided restaurant) set-up offers beer and snacks under a small thatched canopy overlooking Lago Palmar. The Serafina and Las Delicias trailheads are here.

Cuban in Surgidero de Batabanó

Los Dos Hermanos

In a cute clapboard house that was once an elegant hotel lies the best answer to any ferry delay. Dos Hermanos serves straight-up Cuban nosh quickly and without unnecessary ceremony. Dig in; your next decent meal...

Seafood in Las Terrazas

Casa de Botes

The community's fish specialist is suspended on stilts above Lago del San Juan – where you can first work up an appetite on a kayak.

Cuban in Jaruco

El Criollo

The best of the handful of Parque Escaleras de Jaruco's restaurants is the pleasant ranchón (rustic, opened-sided restaurant) El Criollo, where you’ll pay in pesos for various pork- and fish-focused offerings....