Restaurants

Top Choice Cuban in Little Havana

Exquisito Restaurant

For great Cuban cuisine in the heart of Little Havana, this place is exquisite (ha ha). The roast pork has a tangy citrus kick and the ropa vieja is wonderfully rich and filling. Even standard sides like beans and r…
Cuban in New Haven

Soul de Cuba

With its peach-colored walls, Afro-Caribbean soundtrack and spirit-rousing cocktails, Soul de Cuba is warm and inviting. Aside from the enormous and excellent-value Cuban sandwiches, the menu is packed with sunshine…
Cuban in Midtown

El Margon

It's still 1973 at this ever-packed Cuban lunch counter, where orange Laminex and greasy goodness never went out of style. Go for gold with its legendary cubano sandwich (a pressed panino jammed with rich roast pork…
Cuban in The Loop

Cafecito

Attached to the HI-Chicago hostel and perfect for the hungry, thrifty traveler, Cafecito serves killer Cuban sandwiches layered with citrus-garlic-marinated roasted pork and ham. Strong coffee and hearty egg sandwic…
Cuban in Pioneer Square, International District & SoDo

Cafe con Leche

Cuban food is scant in Seattle but, if you want it, you'll have to trek out to SoDo to this colorful abode, a former food truck that has sprouted foundations. It will be worth it when you dig into the ropa vieja (sp…
Cuban in Ballard & Discovery Park

Geo

Tucked in between a couple of upmarket fish restaurants just off the Burke-Gilman Trail, this diminutive Cuban-meets-Creole hole-in-the-wall is an ideal stop for knackered cyclists craving a doorstep-sized sandwich …
Cuban in Portland

Pambiche

Portland's best Cuban food, with a busy and riotously colorful atmosphere. All your regular favorites are here including ropa vieja (stewed beef with vegetables), but leave room for dessert. Lunch is a good deal, bu…
Cuban in Brooklyn

Cubana Social

True to name, Cubana Social boasts an old-school (circa 1950s) Havana vibe. In an open room fronted by a small stage, waitstaff bearing plates of slow-roasted pork, ropa vieja (a kind of beef stew) and empanadas gli…
Cuban in San Antonio

Ocho at Hotel Havana

You're never going to stumble across Ocho while roaming the Riverwalk or checking out King Willliam, but this hidden-away lounge next to Hotel Havana is worth seeking out. The Cuban-inspired menu is not extensive, b…
Cuban in South Beach

Puerto Sagua

There’s a secret colony of older working-class Cubans and construction workers hidden among South Beach’s sex-and-flash, and evidently, they eat here (next to a Benetton). Puerto Sagua challenges the US diner with t…