a little slice of Havana in Oranjestad
We certainly hadn't gone to Aruba looking for Cuban cuisine. So it was a pleasant surprise to stumble across Cuba's Cookin', a charming little restaurant just a short walk from our hotel. Not only was the food amazing (note the marked absence of "food porn" shots? we scarfed it down too fast to capture any snaps) but the exuberant atmosphere made it impossible to leave without huge smiles on our faces.
live and lively
DC in the hizzouse!
We visited Cuba's Cookin' with Beth and Robert, a newlywed couple from the DC area we'd randomly met at our hotel. After admiring the eclectic artwork collection and wolfing down our scrumptious meals, we sat back to enjoy the live entertainment. The fun combination of traditional Cuban boleros, Buena Vista Social Club tunes, and Beatles & Stones covers in Spanish eventually gave way to a round of zesty audience participation.
Robert gets his groove on
If you're in the Oranjestad area of Aruba and want to sample the best ropa vieja this side of Havana, be sure to check out Cuba's Cookin'! And hop on over to Wanderlust & Lipstick's WanderFood Wednesday for more mouth-watering travel foodie posts.