For the Vilarino family, opening a restaurant wasn't just an opportunity to celebrate their Cuban heritage. It was their shot at surviving in America after fleeing the Communist regime of their home country in 1980. ?And in the 30 years since they opened the first Las Vegas, they've found plenty of success, adding a dozen more locations along the way.
Perhaps it's the authenticity of the food that people have fallen for, as Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine's menu is an ode to classic Cuban recipes. There's a Cuban sandwich, of course, paired with plantain chips, as well as ropa vieja?shredded flank beef that's marinated in garlic, peppers, onions, and bay leaves and topped with a tomato sauce. Even the selection of beverages includes Caribbean-style drinks, such as pineapple soda and cafe con leche.
Raices Latinas Restaurant?s chefs celebrate the flavors of Latin America and Puerto Rico by slathering cod fish in creole sauce and frying pork chops. They build the traditional Puerto Rican mofongo dish by mashing plantains with pork rinds, garlic, broth, and a smattering of spices, and toss steak and potato sticks into sandwiches. Meals pair with side dishes that range from stewed beans to boiled green bananas.
As evidenced by the colorful paintings of cigar smokers, disco dancers, and drummers adorning its walls, Laura's Cuban Restaurant fully embraces the festive spirit of its namesake Caribbean island. The eatery is home to a menu of traditional Cuban comfort food, such as roast pork, shrimp in garlic sauce, or ox tail cooked in red wine. In addition its international selection of wines, beers, and tap waters, Laura's Cuban Restaurant also doles out steaming cups of Cuban-style coffee as well as tropically inspired milkshakes made with everything from papaya to banana.
Good luck saving room for dessert! Las Culebrinas in the Grove's filling fare exemplifies top-notch Cuban cooking in the heart of Miami's Northeast Coconut Grove neighborhood. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Las Culebrinas in the Grove's menu that can cater to your needs. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Las Culebrinas in the Grove has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Las Culebrinas in the Grove, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Las Culebrinas in the Grove easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for those extra special occasions.
Make a reservation to ensure your table is ready when you are. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Las Culebrinas in the Grove — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. For the tastes of Las Culebrinas in the Grove from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Need a night in? Don't miss out on Las Culebrinas in the Grove's delicious food — you can carry it out to eat at home or have them deliver it straight to you.
You can easily find street parking near Las Culebrinas in the Grove or pull up curbside and make use of the valet service.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Las Culebrinas in the Grove.
The flavors of old Havana are alive and well at El Rey De Las Fritas. Plan to indulge a bit at El Rey De Las Fritas, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Order a bottle for the table if you like — El Rey De Las Fritas has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at El Rey De Las Fritas, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Get your whole crew together at El Rey De Las Fritas, offering lots of special space for larger parties.
The restaurant doesn't let you book your table ahead of time, so expect a first-come, first-served policy when you visit. Casual dining at its best, El Rey De Las Fritas customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. If time is of the essence, El Rey De Las Fritas' take-out option may be a better fit. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? El Rey De Las Fritas also offers catering.
Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant.
El Rey De Las Fritas offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. The menu at El Rey De Las Fritas includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
When working in the kitchen at Savor crafting Cuban fare, chef Ariel Alvarez draws on culinary training in Havana and years of restaurant experience, including time at El Floridita, where he served former president Jimmy Carter, Giorgio Armani, and Naomi Campbell. He passes between cooks, who chop fish for ceviche and simmer cauldrons of paella, while forging a menu that adds hints of European cuisine to traditional Cuban recipes. Servers deliver platters of crab-stuffed plantains and oxtail cooked with wine and fresh herbs past photos of Cuba that ornament the walls alongside chalkboards scrawled with the daily specials.