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Embark on a Cuban Culinary Adventure

2 reviewsNew York, United States

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Experience hosted by Chris

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll begin our Cuban culinary adventure through Midtown Manhattan with some of the most mouthwatering Cuban sandwiches I've ever tasted at an old-school Latin lunch counter.

Next, you'll get to choose between several traditional Cuban appetizers at New York's first and oldest Cuban restaurant, a city landmark and local legend that's been around since 1963.

After that, I'll teach you how to make authentic Cuban coffee by hand in Central Park. Finally, we'll end our journey with my abuela's secret-recipe flan cubano. The age-old family recipe comes straight from Cuba and is guaranteed to leave your tastebuds tingling!
We'll begin our Cuban culinary adventure through Midtown Manhattan with some of the most mouthwatering Cuban sandwiches I've ever tasted at an old-school Latin lunch counter.

Next, you'll get to choose between several traditional Cuban appetizers at New York's first and oldest Cuban restaurant, a city landmark and local legend that's been around since 1963.

After that, I'll teach you how to make authentic Cuban coffee by han…

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What's included

  • Food
    Your choice of a traditional Cuban appetizer from croquettes to fried plant...
  • Drinks
    A lesson on how to make an authentic "cafecito" (Cuban espresso) like you c...
From ₹3,402
/ person
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Meet your host, Chris

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hola mi gente! I’m Chris Vázquez, or “CubanoChris” on social. I’m a 3rd generation Cuban American whose passion is leveraging the power of culture to build community between Cubans & Cuban Americans.

I grew up in the heart of the Cuban exile community in Miami, but the further away I moved, the more closely I identified with my cultural heritage.

This culminated with my move to NYC, and since then I’ve dedicated myself to exploring Manhattan's rich Cuban roots, sharing them with others, and bringing that lost cultural element back…so here we are!
Hola mi gente! I’m Chris Vázquez, or “CubanoChris” on social. I’m a 3rd generation Cuban American whose passion is leveraging the power of culture to build community between Cubans & Cuban Americans.

I grew up in the heart of the Cuban exile community in Miami, but the further away I moved, the more closely I identified with my cultural heritage.

This culminated with my move to NYC, and since then I’ve dedicated myself to exploring Manhattan's rich Cuban roots, sharing th…
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Where you'll be

[1] Margon (Lunch) or Tina's (Dinner) - No-frills Latin lunch counters serving traditional Cuban cuisine (Cuban sandwich here)

[2] Victor's Café - Opened in 1963, the first Cuban restaurant in all of NYC and a historic landmark (Cuban appetizers here)

[3] José Martí Statue - A towering monument to Cuba's national independence hero (Cuban coffee lesson & abuela's flan here)

2 reviews

Jithin
November 2019
Throughly enjoyed the experience with Chris. Food was amazing and history was interesting to learn about. Thanks for the memories and the gift at the end.
Vanessa
November 2019
Uno de mis amigos cercanos se fue a vivir a New York. Yo vivo en Colombia, queria darle algo de cumpleaños diferente, asi que opte por regalarle esta experiencia. Le escribi a Chris dos semans antes y desde el principio fue muy amable, me ayudo con todo y siempre estuvo pendiente y dispuesto a colaborarme para que la sorpresa saliera muy bien. Ademas la experiencia fue genial, mi amigo quedo encantado, conocio partes de la ciudad y lugares que no tenia ni idea que existian, ademas la comida fue deliciosa :) La experiencia de Chris es super recomendada 10/10
Uno de mis amigos cercanos se fue a vivir a New York. Yo vivo en Colombia, queria darle algo de cumpleaños diferente, asi que opte por regalarle esta experiencia. Le escribi a Chri…

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 7 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

This experience includes either lunch or dinner (not both) depending on the instance you book.

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes