With churrasco steaks, grilled red-snapper fillets, and shredded flank steaks rubbed with Cuban spices, it's hard to tell which dish earned Papi's Cuban & Caribbean Grill the tile of Best Cuban fare in 2010 and 2011 from the readers of Creative Loafing Atlanta. It could have been owner Rey Regalado’s recipe for pork marinade passed on from his father. Brought to America in a harrowing tale of escape from oppression, the signature sauce now trickles beneath layers of smoked pork, ham, swiss cheese, and dill pickles on the cuban sandwich or traditional masitas de puerco made with tender cubed pork. Selecting from a stash of family recipes, chefs fill plates with bold flavors and cap meals with such sweet treats as coconut flan and rice pudding. As the sun falls out of the sky on Fridays and Saturdays, live salsa music populates the dining room with toe-tapping beats and digestion-aiding rhythms.
When bartender Larry Raikes moved from Buffalo, New York, to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1982, he couldn't find a single sub?so he stopped mixing drinks and started making his own sandwiches. From that single sub shop, Larry's Giant Subs has mushroomed into an international fount of sandwiches. For each order, sandwich-makers pair provolone cheese with black Angus USDA?choice extra-lean roast beef, 98% fat-free ham, or other meats displayed in a 6-foot deli case. They also pile slices of all-natural, charcoal-grilled chicken breasts onto their signature bread, which is shipped in daily from Costanzo's Bakery in Buffalo.
Inside the shop, a huge statue of King Kong?the shop's mascot?towers over guests, secretly helping young diners to make their sandwich selection in exchange for bananas, and New York?theme memorabilia serves to remind them of their subs' heritage. For hosts and hostesses supplying their own ambiance, Larry's Giant Subs caters platters, 3-foot subs, and 6-footers that feed up to 30 people.
The bold flavors of Cuba take center stage at Palomilla's Grill House. The chefs specialize in traditional Cuban recipes, from plates of crispy fried plantains to tender pork roasted in a blend of tropical juices, mojo sauce, and garlic. They incorporate a wide range of ingredients to craft whole fried red snapper to creamy flan made with a hint of coconut. Although they stick to more traditional recipes for dishes, the staff find room to experiment more behind the bar and their in-home chemistry labs. Bartenders mix together six styles of mojitos using the restaurant's signature homemade mojito mix and a variety of Caribbean rums. These drinks help give guests the courage necessary to hit the dance floor during live music showcases on the weekend.
Walk into Emilio's Cuban Cafe with an appetite, and fill up on hearty Cuban cooking.
Diners are expected to enjoy their meal to the fullest, so items low in fat are not available.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig.
Emilio's Cuban Cafe offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
Emilio's Cuban Cafe accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Emilio's Cuban Cafe since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
William David Salon is housed in a 1940s cottage in Alpharetta, where customers are warmly greeted by a team of stylists who consult with each of their clients over coffee or wine in the salon?s gourmet kitchen. The salon is host to a variety of products from top brands including Davines, DS Labs, and Ref. The salon's aestheticians further enhance clients' natural beauty with facials, microdermabrasion, peels, and masks.
Bite into a traditional Cuban sandwich from Cuban Diner for international flavor right at home.
Comfort food at its best,
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Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Cuban Diner has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Cuban Diner is great for families with kids.
Cuban Diner is a prime location to dine with a group.
Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the visitors at your next shindig.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Diners at Cuban Diner will love the free parking nearby.
Tabs at Cuban Diner almost never exceed $15, so it's a great low-cost option for any time.