First off, there wasn’t a lot of variety in the 21 meals that we had in Cuba. The upside to this is that my palate became more discerning, and I was able to notice subtle differences in the many grilled red snapper entrees that I had.
(I joke about the redundancy in the meals that we had, but I am not ignorant of the reasons why Cuba lacks dietary variety.)
One thing for sure, the food was very fresh, and it was easy to minimize gluten exposure. No mystery sauces, over-processed meats, or any of the other SAD (Standard American Diet) dishes were part of our diets there. Despite some less-than-sanitary conditions (see below), I am happy to say that I did not get sick the whole trip. (And I’m still fine two weeks later.) See a few of my reviews on TripAdvisor.
One of the best parts of the trip were the Welcoming Mojitos that we received everywhere we went. My first Mojito took place in the hotel lobby as we were checking in. A fine tradition indeed.
Here’s a sampling of the food that I enjoyed (or not):