Cuban Dining…Good Without Excitement

The food in Cuba was good, but void of the heat and spices I enjoy so much.  Actually, I would venture to say that had I stayed there for a few more days, I might have grown a bit bored with the cuisine.  While the Cubans tend to be conservative when it comes to experimenting with ingredients and flavors, the local produce is fresh and usually organic. And the chicken, rice and beans, a national staple, were perfectly prepared each time I had it.

Also, there were days in a row where I had delicious lobster for lunch and dinner, so I am not really complaining.

With the new ripple of paladars and privately-owned restaurants popping up, I look forward to a little more excitement in their culinary growth. 

Dining in Havana

Lamb in Vinales

Lobster in Vinales

Lobster in Havana

Pumpkin Soup in Havana

Chicken Sandwich at a Rest Stop in Pinar del Rio

Ceviche in Varadero

Chicken in Special Sauce at El Aljibe

Flan in Vinales

Dining in Vinales

A Night Out on The (Old) Town in Cartagena

Our “splurge” night in Cartagena was definitely one to remember!  On the recommendation of many, we had dinner at Restaurante La Casa de Socorro, located in Getsemani.  It was truly an amazing dining experience!  La Casa de Socorro is the place to go for delicious, Colombian Caribbean cuisine.  The fish soup appeared to be the preferred dish of the diners around us, but we opted for the fresh, oh-so good ceviche, grilled  prawns and a whole lobster topped with melted queso and grilled prawns and calamari.  Perfect!  A must visit.

Restaurante La Casa de Socorro
Address :

Centro, Calle Larga Center, Calle Larga
Frente a Centro Comercial Getsemaní Against Mall Gethsemane
No. 8B- 112 No. 8B-112
Teléfonos Phones
57 5 664 4658 +57 5 664 4658
57 5 6644659 +57 5 6644659
Celular Cellular
+57 315 7186666 +57 315 ​​7186666
Cartagena, Colombia Cartagena, Colombia

Entrees start at $25,000 Colombian pesos