You want to go to Cuba. Our editors have been to Cuba. And they'll tell you everything you need to know, right here in The Havana Club.
There are two types of restaurants in Cuba: those that pretty much only serve monumental piles of meat/rice/beans, and those that... um, don’t. Traditional Cuban food is inescapable in Havana’s restaurant scene, but with the emergence of paladares -- privately owned restaurants (as opposed to the traditional Government-run eateries of the past) -- and enterprising young chefs putting fresh spins on classic dishes, Havana dining is getting hotter than Tony Montana at a K-9 convention.
Since travel restrictions from America to Cuba have eased, I traveled to La Isla Grande personally, and sampled the cream of Cuban cuisine. Here are the spots you need to know about. Also, please note: Cuban sandwiches are actually American, and Al Pacino is definitely not a national icon (trust me on this one).