Located in Havana Center, this palate is located on the ground floor of a twentieth century palace.
Its careful decoration has antique furniture, black and white photographs, clocks, porcelain, sculptures, bullfighting posters and an immense altar that recharges the environment.
The palate San Cristóbal has been influenced by all the culinary influences of the island coming from countries such as Spain, Italy or continents such as China or Africa among others.
Being a reference restaurant makes their prices are not cheap.
His food is typical Creole. On their menu they have dishes such as roast pork, shrimp, lobster, eggplant ceviche, stuffed aubergines, Spanish omelet, a combined veal, chicken and fish dish, also with skewers of pork, chicken or ham.
Do not miss their desserts, among them, the specialty of the house, San Cristóbal pudding.
This was the place chosen by Barak Obama to dine on his trip to the island, which was a surprise, they did not expect it, according to the chef:
It was a surprise, we were silent, we did not expect it. We found out a few minutes before his arrival. The security service supervised the food.
The first thing he noticed was a photograph of Nat King Cole near the table. Obama got up to watch her better and already saw a picture of Beyoncé from when she was on this palate in 2013.
Obama chose grilled beef tenderloin accompanied by grilled vegetables and his wife Michelle, a dish called Tentación Habanera, made up of steak sticks with a red wine sauce. For dessert they had a pudding from the house and a custard with milk. Obama and his mother-in-law ended up with a single coffee.
According to his waiter, Obama was accompanied by his escorts until he went to the toilet.
They stayed about two hours and paid the bill, about 30 CUC, leaving a good tip.
Address: Street San Rafael No 469 between Lealtad and Campanario, Havana Center
Phone: (+53) 7860 – 9109