The chefs at Terrazza Restaurant meld Cuban, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American cuisine into house-specialty fusion fare. Diners launch an opening volley against hunger with the Terrazza house salad, a blend of arugula, cucumber, and garbanzos in balsamic vinaigrette. Carve a mark into the ropa vieja, slow-braised skirt steak with bell peppers, onions, and peas, or savor the pescado al ajillo, fillet of sole sautéed in a white-wine and garlic sauce and mounted on the wall to sing holiday jingles at the press of a button. Patrons converse in the earth-toned dining area over the grilled chicken breast of the pollo a la plancha, or sit amidst low, blue lighting at the bar sipping 1 of 17 mojitos (not included in the price of this Groupon). Guests cap off the meal by forking through caramel-laden flan made with custard as rich as the man who invented money.
Sconces cast a soft glow on modern, wooden tabletops. Green glass tiles glint in the light of fluted hanging lamps. Tea candles flicker next to plush, low lounge seating. The lighting inside Cubanu creates a romantic atmosphere before dates even dig into its menu of American-influenced Cuban dishes, such as empanadas stuffed with goat cheese and spinach. Patrons can also drink glasses of signature house-made sangria, or cap off long nights of filing joint tax returns by munching on late-night tapas dishes served on Friday and Saturday.
Fill up on authentic Cuban cuisine — like pork dishes, savory black beans and sweet plantains — at Alvarez Cafe.
It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Alvarez Cafe has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
The whole family can enjoy a meal at Alvarez Cafe with its kid-friendly fare.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Alvarez Cafe — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
Bring the Alvarez Cafe's great food to your place.
Grab Alvarez Cafe's delicious food on the go with its takeout and delivery services.
Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's Elizabeth Ave location.
Prices at Alvarez Cafe are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
Martino's Cuban Restaurant's sofrito-based stews, beans and rice are popular options at this Cuban spot.
Low-fat food isn t on the menu, so diners come to Martino's Cuban Restaurant to enjoy their every bite.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Martino's Cuban Restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
Martino's Cuban Restaurant offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
For the tastes of Martino's Cuban Restaurant from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Parking is easy at Martino's Cuban Restaurant, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by.
Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Martino's Cuban Restaurant.
Grab a seat and dig in! Havana Tropical Cafe in Highlands offers tasty eats everyone will enjoy.
Havana Tropical Cafe does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Havana Tropical Cafe.
Dine out in the open during Havana Tropical Cafe's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
Havana Tropical Cafe is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Havana Tropical Cafe.
Through their catering service, Havana Tropical Cafe can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Free parking is available to Havana Tropical Cafe's diners that need it.
A typical meal at Havana Tropical Cafe will set you back less than $30.
From crisp croquetas de jamon to beef-filled empanaditas, the Cuban-style tapas at Agozar Restaurant and Lounge come flavored with the same rich, Caribbean spices that fill the childhood memories of its co-owners, siblings Gerardo Perez and Diana Mastrodimos.
?We?re from a Cuban family, [with] a Cuban grandma," Perez said. "We lived in Miami for some time, so we had traditional Cuban food almost every day. Our dad also worked in Cuban restaurants in NYC, like Victor?s Cafe, so we had that upbringing."
But in recent years, the brother-and-sister team has expanded their menu beyond the classics they remember from childhood. Today, they also serve "Nuevo-Cubano" dishes that draw on influences from Spain, Mexico, and even China, reflecting the full cultural diversity of modern Cuban cuisine.
Dishes to Discover
Those familiar with Cuban cuisine will easily recognize classic dishes at Agozar, including pressed cubaniche sandwiches, shredded ropa vieja, and citrus-marinated lechon. But there are dishes here that may surprise even the most seasoned palate. A few highlights:
Crisp calamari sweetened by Dominican honey
Vegetarian wild-mushroom croquettes with piquillo pepper sauce
Ginger-glazed "Chino-Cubano" salmon with vegetable fried rice
Chorizo with caramelized onions in a sangria glaze
In the Press
New York Magazine recommends the tapas-like small plates, which are "vibrant with spices and emboldened by fresh ingredients."
* The New York Times notes the spot's "lengthy list of flavored mojitos," which draw in muddled-drink enthusiasts and also people who love to read lengthy lists.