How to Eat Like a Cuban in Havana

Since the President of the United States announced a new policy toward Cuba, we’ve seen a steady stream of interesting stories about life in this cultural Caribbean mecca. This story from Munchies is one of our favorites:

If you just want to be a tourist, you’ll spend a fortune eating in Havana. If your budget is more austere, however, you should eat like a Cuban, in places where Cubans usually go. You’ll spend no more than $20 a week, though that can often equal many Cubans’ monthly salaries. Food is a serious subject for Habaneros—Havana residents—the vast majority of whom start their day without knowing what they will eat. But Cuba is also a case study in survival. If you’ve got rum, coffee, and cigarettes, you can make do with little else.

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