This tour was such an enjoyable and relaxing way to spend half a day in Havana. Our group of five had a really personalized experience that combined a lot of information about how folks in Havana live and a primer on Cuban culinary staples and home cooking techniques. Cooking and sharing a meal together with lots of time to just sit and talk with the guides felt more like a cultural exchange than a traditional guided tour. We never felt rushed or talked at. La Gorgola was a cozy, pretty hostel that felt like a friend's home. The price was extremely reasonable for the amount of time and effort as well as the meal we had, which was delicious and generous, including plantains two ways, vegetable soup, yuca, rice and beans, pork, dessert and coffee. We were also offered cocktails. We'd definitely recommend this tour.
We had booked a cooking class ... we thought we were going to do the cooking under instruction, we were not, but that didn't matter. We started with a walk to a small vegetable market to buy some ingredients - Actually not as they had already bought, but they wanted to show were they got their ingredients. We 'cooked' traditional food (2 ladies) and our guide explained many different things about Cuba - so on top of a good traditional cuban dish, we enjoyed the company and a good dinner. We had a fantastic time