Cuban Restaurants in Bellair-Meadowbrook Terrace


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At Cocina Latin American Fusion, sweet flavors tickle the tongue just as often as fiery ones cause it to tingle. Fruit-based marinades flavor several meats, such as grilled jumbo shrimp in house lime sauce, a guava barbecue-glazed pork chop, and mango chicken, which is prepared by finding and cracking open a perfectly egg-shaped mango. The menu derives its dishes from several countries—paella entrees evoke the tastes of Spain, for example, whereas a chili-dusted sirloin steak boasts a Cuban mojo sauce. Regardless of their origins, each seafood, chicken, and beef specialty pairs well with sides of sweet plantains. And on Sundays, patrons can intersperse bites of brunch plates with chilled sips of Morisonado, a mix of orange juice, milk, and cinnamon. The live entertainment on weekends mirrors the diversity of the restaurant's cuisine. On Fridays, Latin jazz lilts through the space. Saturdays feature piano performances, and guitarists take the stage on Sundays to strum Spanish tunes.
311 3rd St N
Jacksonville Beach,
FL
US
Havana-Jax Café in the Arlington section of Jacksonville is an authentic Cuban restaurant, where the staff speaks fluent English and Spanish and caters to both regulars and newcomers looking for the delicious Cuban food. With ochre walls, jade and burgundy tablecloths and large booths, Havana-Jax is as colorful to look at as the menu is to eat. A large center bar keeps things lively, while dishes like ropa vieja, paella and palomilla steak – a marinated and seared Angus steak, grilled with onions – draw in the hungry set. Simpler desserts include flan, rice pudding and egg custard, making for a well-rounded meal that’s popular with the local neighborhood, while still drawing visitors looking to enjoy the long-time staff and quality food.
2578 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville,
FL
US
The cooks at El Ranchito cobble together an expansive menu of authentic dishes that draw on Colombian, Cuban, and Mexican culinary traditions. Friends and families can warm up their taste buds beside the spicy fires of six empanadas Columbiana ($4.99), each filled with a special blend of beef and exotic spices ($4.99). Scuba gear and SPF 30 sour cream are not required to enjoy the crispy, Colombian-style tilapia of the mojarra frita ($12.99), though palates may benefit from juggling lessons before they attempt to handle the diverse flavors of sirloin, pork sausage, pork rinds, and plantains in the traditional Colombian bandeja paisa ($12.99). Plates of seasoned carne asada ($9.99) allow diners to relive past visits to Mexico without glancing down at their eagle-and-snake tattoos, while the fresh-roasted pork of the Cuban lechon asado with mojo sauce ($8.99) testifies to the untold treasures of Caribbean cuisine.
14333 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville,
FL
US
A feast of Spanish delicacies awaits you at Columbia Restaurant. Calories take a backseat at Columbia Restaurant, where low-fat anything is barred from the menu. Columbia Restaurant diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Youngsters are more than welcome to join mom and dad at Columbia Restaurant. Take a great restaurant, add perfect party food and a fun group of people, and get a night for the ages at Columbia Restaurant. Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Columbia Restaurant, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio. Take it nice and easy at Columbia Restaurant, where casual dress is the rule of the day. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Columbia Restaurant cater for you. You can also grab your grub to go. Sidle into a space on the street or park your vehicle in the adjacent lot. Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Columbia Restaurant running under $30 per person. You can stop by at almost any time, since Columbia Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
98 Saint George St
Saint Augustine,
FL
US
Take a trip to La Herencia in Saint Augustine and make your next meal a good one. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because La Herencia's menu does not offer low-fat options. Be sure to complete your meal at La Herencia with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — La Herencia has kid-friendly food and seating. When the weather is nice, hurry to La Herencia to grab a spot on the patio. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at La Herencia. Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in La Herencia for catering. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. La Herencia is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat. Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at La Herencia running under $30 per person. Breakfast fare is rated highest at the restaurant, though you can also stop by for lunch or dinner.
4 Aviles St
Saint Augustine,
FL
US
Chef Pedro Ramirez can often be seen hovering over a crackling spit, tending to the pig that roasts over its flame in the open air. When the bounty is finished cooking, Ramirez whips it up into pork sandwiches and platters—a Ramirez Restaurant specialty for nearly two decades. A retired US Navy Chief, Ramirez now leads his kitchen staff as they craft fresh ingredients into authentic Cuban, Mexican, and Puerto Rican dishes infused with homemade spices akin to the ones used by Ramirez's ancestors from Santo Domingo. In the dining room, designed in the style of a beach bungalow, Latin paintings hang over tables topped with homemade sangria and margaritas, and an outdoor patio supports the tropical atmosphere with flags and strands of lights as powerful as a billionth of a sun.
1237 Park Ave
Orange Park,
FL
US
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