About us

Our family carefully selects the leaves used in our cigars for a better burn and a better taste. The right tobacco, hand-rolled at the right tightness allows for a smoking experience compared to the old rollers of the Cuban factory workers.  

Modern cigar stores with air conditioning, custom lighting, and beautiful display cases may enhance the buying experience but rolling cigars and the steps involved has not changed.

Quality tobacco leaves that are cured properly, rolled and wrapped with care makes for a cigar that can be enjoyed by a novice or a expert smoker.  

We offer many sizes and shapes of cigars using Nicaraguan and Honduran tobacco as filler and Connecticut wrappers. La Faraona Cigars, was created in 1987 in Havana, Cuba within the manufacturing tobacco company of Jose Manuel Guira. Daughter of Tobacconist "Tabaqueros" processors of tobacco and smoking supplies provided 50 years of experience in farming and manufacturing tobacco, my parents established and set very high traditional values and standards for a 16 year old girl. So began my passion for working with tobacco and cigar rollers grew.  As "Torcedores" the master rollers trained me as a "Torcedora," a female roller. M
y desire with opening La Faraona Cigars is to continue to introduce people to authentic traditional cuban cigars.


I started rolling cigars when I was 16 years old with my father in Cuba. When we came to America in 2010 I wanted to share my passion for great cigars. I am proud to have built two local businesses and an online store so that so many more people can enjoy the experience of fine cigars.

Being raised around tobacco, its planting, growing, and harvesting. I longed to know more about all the processes of raising and curing plants to better master not only the way tobacco is harvested but also how its rolled into a cigar. With the guidance of my grandfather I was able to better identify with the product and the people who worked with such passion and diligence. From 1997 - 2002 I began mastering the manufacturing of tobacco and creating these works of art myself with a strong business ethics.  

When my family arrived in the United States years later it became my desire to continue to share La Faraona as a brand but most importantly as a family.

I wish to personally invite you to try our cigars, the very best of hand-rolled tobacco.
~Odelma Matos
 Odelma smoking Dala cigars