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Master Cuban Cuisine

La Habana, CubaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Lisbeth Y Armando

2 hours
Cuban cuisine
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We'll cook traditional Cuban dishes using recipes I learned from my grandparents and gathered from the Cuban countryside.

Oregano, cumin, garlic, sour orange, corn, taro-root, yucca. We'll embed those flavors and aromas into Cuban classic dishes such as rice and beans, fritters, green fried plantains, and others.

We'll discover how simple and yet tasty, traditional Cuban cuisine can be.

Over lunch, we'll discuss the challenges of running a private restaurant (paladar) in Cuba for over 25 years.
Other things to note
Please let me know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies. If you're vegan/vegetarian you're also welcomed.

If the group is larger than availability, let us know, we'll work it out.
We'll cook traditional Cuban dishes using recipes I learned from my grandparents and gathered from the Cuban countryside.

Oregano, cumin, garlic, sour orange, corn, taro-root, yucca. We'll embed those flavors and aromas into Cuban classic dishes such as rice and beans, fritters, green fried plantains, and others.

We'll discover how simple and yet tasty, traditional Cuban cuisine can be.

Over lunch, we'll discuss…

Lisbeth Y Armando's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    A traditional, several courses, Cuban cuisine lunch
  • Drinks
    Cuban cocktails and tropical fruits juices to side the lunch
  • Tickets
    Access to the paladar inner workings
From $83
/ person
Thu, 22 Apr
$83 per person
$83 per person
Fri, 23 Apr
$83 per person
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Tue, 27 Apr
$83 per person
$83 per person

Meet your host, Lisbeth Y Armando

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 90 Reviews
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We are the owners of a local family restaurant called Ranchón La Mulata, and enthusiastic defenders of Cuba's culinary traditions.

My passion for Cuban food started when my two grandmothers taught me the recipes I would later use to develop my own restaurant. Recipes I trust my son to keep.
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Where you'll be

We’ll meet at my home and business, the local restaurant Ranchón La Mulata in the Miramar district.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 90 reviews.

Alan
February 2020
An amazing experience set in her own restaurant and house. The location is beautiful. Her personal attention and passion for teaching us about Cuban cuisine and culture was fascinating. Would thoroughly recommend for anyone visiting Havana!
An amazing experience set in her own restaurant and house. The location is beautiful. Her personal attention and passion for teaching us about Cuban cuisine and culture was fasci…
Vivek
February 2020
This was a memorable experience. Lisbeth is passionate about her cooking, and has a really special story of starting her paladar and growing it into the beautiful and tranquil space that it is today. During our class, we learned how to make two cocktails, the traditional Cuban rice and beans (Moros y Cristianos), and marinated pork steaks. We had very limited Spanish language ability, so an English language interpreter was on hand to ensure we learned about the background of the restaurant and answer any questions we had about the cuisine and culture of Cuba. The restaurant is a bit far from Habana Centro and Habana Vieja, but we booked a convertible vintage car to make it a unique trip through the Vedado and Miramar neighborhoods along the way.
This was a memorable experience. Lisbeth is passionate about her cooking, and has a really special story of starting her paladar and growing it into the beautiful and tranquil spac…
Chante
January 2020
This experience was amazing. I’m the cooker and my husband is the eater. We made this clear when we first got to the restaurant and I loved how they involved my husband in the cooking so that he could recreate this meal for me! This was amazing!!! We had so much fun, we laughed, we cried, we drank, we ate. This was the best experience I had in Cuba! Thank you so much
This experience was amazing. I’m the cooker and my husband is the eater. We made this clear when we first got to the restaurant and I loved how they involved my husband in the cook…
Pamela
January 2020
We spent a week in Cuba, and our experience with Lisbeth and Sylvia was our FAVORITE day of our entire trip. Sylvia's knowledge of the culture and her interesting stories coupled with Lisbeth's cooking expertise made this experience really special for us. Lisbeth taught us some classic Cuban dishes that are simple enough to recreate at home--which is a huge plus in our book!
We spent a week in Cuba, and our experience with Lisbeth and Sylvia was our FAVORITE day of our entire trip. Sylvia's knowledge of the culture and her interesting stories coupled…
Nathan
November 2019
Great experience! The hosts were welcoming and made us feel comfortable. We learned and participated in cooking traditional Cuban food. They made some other local foods as well for us to enjoy. The whole experience was worth it and included more than we were expecting. Definitely recommend!
Great experience! The hosts were welcoming and made us feel comfortable. We learned and participated in cooking traditional Cuban food. They made some other local foods as well for…
Aaron
June 2019
We had a wonderful time learning to cook a delicious Cuban lunch, mix traditional cocktails, and talking and laughing with Lisbeth and Sylvia. Lisbeth’s restaurant is so unique and beautiful. It was a privilege to take a cooking class here and to learn from her.
We had a wonderful time learning to cook a delicious Cuban lunch, mix traditional cocktails, and talking and laughing with Lisbeth and Sylvia. Lisbeth’s restaurant is so unique a…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegetarian
Vegan

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Bring along your camara... you'll need it.