A private restaurant frequently found in Latin countries, specifically Cuba.

In the Cuban version, the government limits the number of people than can be served at any one time to a maximum of twelve. Most paladares can actually be found in people's homes and often boast the best meals their location has to offer.

Although menu selection may be limited and service isn't always up to par, these small establishments that define the term "mom and pop" are highly worth seeking out as they will allow you the most honest glance into local life.

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