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Where to find the best lechon and mojitos in Cuba




Guarapo is a drink made from sugar cane. Small stands called guaraperos take stalks of sugar cane and squeeze the juice into a pitcher. The juice is poured into glasses pre-loaded with ice cubes, unfiltered, giving it a nice touch of grassy stalk.
Guarapo is a drink made from sugar cane. Small stands called guaraperos take stalks of sugar cane and squeeze the juice into a pitcher. The juice is poured into glasses pre-loaded with ice cubes, unfiltered, giving it a nice touch of grassy stalk.
Bill Esparza

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Now that more Americans could potentially be traveling to Cuba, the question arises - where to eat? The isolated country has had a bad reputation for its dining scene in recent decades with tight government control over how restaurants operate and what is available to serve.

Our intrepid food contributor, Bill Esparza, who writes for Los Angeles Magazine and his own blog Street Gourmet LA, recently traveled to Cuba and found there are good eats to be found ... if you know where to look for them.

Check out photos from Bill's travels in Cuba on his instagram feed: @StreetGourmetLA

 

 



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