Named after its owner and chef, Carlos Cristobal Marquez Valdes, the feel of this paladar is homey. Dozens of clocks, photos, stacks of books, posters, religious figures, and record covers all vie for your attention. Though very cluttered, it's comfortable. Celebrities have recently discovered this hideaway (even U.S. President Obama has dined here), so its reputation for delectable food and incredible service is more widespread than ever! When not cooking, Carlos makes his way to the tables to personally welcome his guests. Book ahead at this Top 10 Havana cafe! Open Mon-Sat, 12 PM - 12 AM.