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culture walk

Coffee, Culture, & Cuban-Chinese Cuisine

culture walk

Coffee, Culture, & Cuban-Chinese Cuisine

86 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Spanish
culture walk

Coffee, Culture, & Cuban-Chinese Cuisine

culture walk

Coffee, Culture, & Cuban-Chinese Cuisine

86 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

On this cultural journey through Central Park & the UWS, we’ll explore the city’s rich Cuban heritage through art, food, & culture. I like to break down the experience into 3 artistic/cultural sites & 3 samplings of Cuban cuisine, which I combine for a total of 3 mini experiences. 1st - We’ll get to know each other over a delicious cafecito (Cuban espresso made with love) near the statue of Cuban independence hero José Martí in Central Park. 2nd - We’ll try some fresh-cut sugarcane near a gorgeous mural of a traditional sugarcane harvest at the former site of Victor’s Cafe, the city’s first Cuban restaurant. 3rd - We’ll visit one of New York’s last authentic Cuban-Chinese restaurants, where we’ll eat some of the best maduros (Afro-Cuban sweet plantains) I’ve ever tasted. So get ready to experience NYC...a lo cubano!

Your host

Learn more about Chris

Chris

Hola mi gente! I’m Chris Vázquez, or “CubanoChris” on social. I’m a 3rd generation Cuban American whose passion is leveraging the power of culture to build community between Cubans & Cuban Americans. I grew up in the heart of the Cuban exile community in Miami, but the further away I moved, the more closely I identified with my cultural heritage. This culminated with my move to NYC, and since then I’ve dedicated myself to exploring Manhattan's rich Cuban roots, sharing them with others, and bringing that lost cultural element back…so here we are!

What's included

Food
Maduros (sweet plantains) at a Cuban-Chinese restaurant & freshly-cut caña (sugarcane)
Drinks
Freshly made cafecito (Cuban espresso) like you can't get anywhere else in NYC...Trust me, I've tried

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Where you'll be

We’ll visit 3 artistic/cultural sites along the tour: (1) The José Martí statue whose subject is a unifying figure for all Cubans regardless of age or views [coffee here] (2) The Victor's Cafe mural showing the humble origins of a Cuban immigrant pursuing the American Dream [sugarcane here] (3) One of the last Cuban-Chinese restaurants in the world representing an almost forgotten moment in time [maduros here]

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

- Make sure to bring comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water. - Can't find a time that works? Message me and I'll be happy to accommodate!

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Coffee, Culture, & Cuban-Chinese Cuisine
86 reviews
From $55/person
86 reviews
From $55/person