The Caribbean

I'm not exactly sure why some of the best places to experience exceptional meals can be found in nondescript, off the beaten path, juke joints.  We'd heard fantastic things about El Chanchullero, a restaurant in Old Havana that intrigued us, so we decided to go check it out. I will caution you.  You can easily pass without noticing it.  Maybe that's...

In search of the great Paladar One of the lovely aspects of Havana is that most of the restaurants are privately owned concerns operated by Cuban families and are better known as "Paladars".  We'd heard that La Rosa Negra Restaurant was one such paladar that should not be missed.  In the states, we are usually stuck with a series of branded...

1. While American travelers can now travel to Cuba, their travels must fall within one of twelve categories listed here.  You cannot travel simply for the sake of traveling.  Additionally, you must have a tourist visa when visiting Cuba.    Your airline carrier can assist you in securing a tourist visa.  Before departure, you will be asked to fill out...