What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Mostly Cuban food (rice and beans) but a few very good Italian restaurants with wood-fired pizza grills. - Oct 2017


There are some nice restaurants, but they are, again, really very similar to one another. There just isn't a lot of variety in ingredients or knowledge here. Cost is about $20 a person for a nice dinner. There is not really very much when it comes to fast-food or take-out or delivery. Just some kind of bad pizzas delivered on motorcycles. - Jan 2016


There are now quite a few good private restaurants but they are not cheap. Many cheap cafeterias have popped up, too, where you can buy inexpensive pizzas, etc. but the quality is not good. You won't find any foreign fast food chains. The Cuban government continues to run many of the restaurants. In those, the food will almost always be so-so and the service bad, but there are exceptions to that rule and they seem to be improving (or my standards are changing...). - May 2014


Mostly terrible but a few bright spots- most if it you couldn't call "fast" Can range form 10 cents for a flimsy piece of pizza to US$12 for all you can eat roasted chicken, beans, rice, and fixings. Very little in the way of American fast food or restaurant culture. The Paladars do try very hard- though it is difficult to maintain supplies and cuban cooking can be very bland and boring. One sushi place, one Mexican place. You have to manage expectations on service, seasoning, etc. - Aug 2013


Despite a rich tradition, current-day Cuba is not well known for its culinary offers. That said, there are plenty of restaurant, both state-owned and private. Good sushi, Cuban, Chinese and Italian can be had. Prices range but for the most part are under equivalent prices in Europe and the U.S. - Jul 2011


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