One of the nicest things in travelling is discovering the local cuisine, but it’s not always easy without the help of a local, right? This is what our flat restaurant is perfect for! But first of all, what a flat restaurant exactly is?

 

To track the origins of these restaurants, we have to go to Cuba, where these kinds of eateries were born. After the revolution, once Fidel Castro took over the power and introduced communism, among his several actions he banned restaurants which were “too imperialist” according to him. And – even if it didn’t seem like – this was a very lucky day, because the prohibition of eating-out led to an eating-in, ingenious Cubans started to cook in their homes. Initially they cooked for each other, then for – very lucky! – tourists as well, who then brought the concept back to their homelands, and that’s how it got spread in numerous countries. So flat restaurants – or paladares in Spanish – were born as a consequence of Castro’s prohibition, thank you very much indeed! 🙂

People from around the world sitting around the same table
People from around the world sitting around the same table

 

Flat restaurants nowadays represent an alternative way of eating-out, the perfect choice for the ones seeking not just delicious food but also a different, unique and truly authentic experience. At Eat&Meet, you get all these: a chance to eat real and genuine Hungarian food paired with excellent wines, while meeting locals ready to reveal all the secrets about Hungarian traditions and culture.