A little capitalism can be a good thing, and the rise of international travel finally is pushing Cuba’s restaurants to do better, says an article in Monday’s New York Times.
The number of American tourists to the Communist island doubled from 2014 to 2015—and so have their complaints about the food. But now apps like AlaMesaCuba let Cubans and tourists rate restaurants, pushing them to try to deliver a better dining experience.
But for every action there is a reaction. For the first time ever, many local restaurants now are taking reservations. And the good ones are booked up weeks in advance.