Typical food of Havana, Cuba, Cuba
Regarding desserts, it is common that after any of these delicacies local people eat a delicious "Cocada" and "Merengues duros". One of the main characteristics of the Cuban desserts is that they tend to be very sweet, even oversweet for some people. Even coffee is served very sweetened.
If you wish to enjoy a refreshing beverage, remember to order a delicious "Mojito", which is prepared with white rum, lemon juice, sugar, mineral water, and mint leaves. Also, daiquiris and Cuban coffee are very traditional in the region.
You will find traditional Cuban dishes at La Bodeguita del Medio, popular restaurants for tourists with branches out of the island; and Floridita Restaurant, which serves dishes representative of the Cuban cuisine, from the simplest to the most exotic.
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Café cubano Traditional Cuban strong coffee, served in a thimble-sized cup.
Ajiaco Soup made with corn and meat, including pork, chicken, and beef.
Cocada Coconut sweet with sugar and oils.
Congri Dish prepared with fried rice, beans, onion, and bacon.
Mojitos Refreshing drink prepared with white rum, sugar, mineral water, and mint leaves.
Moros y cristianos Traditional mixture of rice and beans.