Cuban Food

Cuban cuisine is one of the most interesting cuisines in the world. Heavily influenced by the cuisines of Spain, the Caribbean and Africa, Cuban cuisine relies heavily on the use of spices and flavours. The unique and interesting flavour of Cuban cuisine is similar that of its neighbours, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. A slight Chinese influence can be noticed in the Havana area. The reason that Cuban cuisine bears resemblance to Spanish cuisine is because of the Spaniards who once lived there.

Cuban Restaurant St. Louis


Seafood is undeniably part and parcel of many Cuban recipes and this is a result of the countrys proximity to the ocean. Cuba is a tropical country and this accounts for the use of many fruits and root vegetables in their meals and dishes. Rice and beans are very much a part of Cuban cuisine. Pork, beef, yucca, malanga, potato, bananas, corn, tomato, lettuce, avocado, cucumber, carrots, cabbage and radish are ingredients that are typically seen in many dishes served at Cuban restaurants in Saint Louis.

Meat is usually served with light sauce and tamales, stews and soups are also common. Cuban sandwiches are very popular in some restaurants and its ingredients include buttered Cuban bread, sliced roast pork, Serrano ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, yellow mustard, Genoa salami, tomatoes, and lettuce. Medianoche, pan con lechon, Elena Ruz, bread with guayaba paste and cream cheese, Cuban bread with thinly cut Spanish chorizo sausages, and fritas are also some of the most popular sandwiches in STL Cuban restaurants.

Cuban Food St. Louis

Aji relleno, yuca frita, arroz a la chorrera, arroz Amarillo, arroz con leche, arroz con maiz, arroz con pollo, arroz congri, batido, bocaditos, bistec de Puerco, bistec empanizado, bistec encebollado, boliche, bonito frito, bunuelo, butifarras, caldosa, camarones, yucca con mojo, viandas, vaca frita, turrones, tres leches cake, tostones rellenos, camarones al ajillo, carne azada en cazuela, carne con papas, chiviricos, croqueta, dulce de coco con queso, dulce de leche, dulce de Naranja, tortilla de patatas, tasajo, tamale, sopa de platano, ropa vieja, pure de malanga, Puerco asado, pudin de pasas, pudin de pan, potaje, pollo frito con mojo, platillo moros y cristianos, platano maduro frito, picadillo, pastelito, papitas fritas, papa rellena, pan con lechon, pan con bistec, panatela borracha, empanada, enchilado de cangrejo, enchilada de caso, enchilada de langosta, ensalada de frijoles, ensalada de frutas tropicales, ensalada mixta, filete de pescado grille, harina de maiz seco, and many more are some of the most common items you will find in St Louis Cuban restaurants.