El Palenque

International in Playa & Marianao

A huge place next to the Pabexpo exhibition center that sprawls beneath a series of open-sided thatched bohíos (traditional Cuban huts), Palenque offers an extensive menu at prices that attract Cubans and visitors alike. The cuisine is primarily Cuban, with locals and conference attendees tucking into roast pork, snapper or, for those with funds, lobster mariposa (CUC$22).