Paladar Cuban Restaurant and Rum Bar is a totally new concept in Cuban dining. Although private restaurants were forbidden by law in Cuba, paladares were sanctioned by the Cuban government in 1990 and began to spring up across the island in homes in response to the growing scarcity of food. Cubans began to refer to their own home-grown Cuban restaurants as paladares.
Our restaurant provides a cool contemporary setting that honors the feel of a true paladar. Our restaurant was designed to meld the feel of old-world Cuba with a modern, extremely comfortable ambiance. Paladar is casual yet has an elegant feel. It is a place where you feel you have been invited into a traditional Havana family home.
Our designer, David Albin, is Chicago-based and has been designing and building residential and commercial spaces for over 20 years. His experience seemed like a perfect match to our goal of improving the function of our restaurant, and totally converting the interior into a warm, comfortable space with the feel of what I remember as “the real Cuba.”
2252 N Western Chicago, IL 60647