Cuban herbs and citrus juices marinate slow-roasted pork, one of the many traditional Cuban dishes found on the menu at Habana Cuba. The cooks also fry omelets filled with plantains or potatoes, stuff avocados with marinated shrimp, and craft gluten-free items such as rib eye topped with onions. Bartenders complement meals with specialty cocktails, beers from all over the world, and imported coconut sodas made from the liquid that coconuts naturally excrete when placed next to a shipwreck survivor. Feasts unfold on Habana Cuba’s dog-friendly outdoor patio or within its two-level restaurant, which hosts private sit-down dinners for up to 70 guests.
Not for the light eater, El Nuevo Frutilandia is home to hearty Latin American cuisine. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at El Nuevo Frutilandia.
Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table. You can also grab your food to go. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? El Nuevo Frutilandia also offers catering.
Diners that drive to dinner will find street parking readily available at El Nuevo Frutilandia's 24th St address.
A visit to El Nuevo Frutilandia will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
El Pollo Supremo satisfies all appetites with its eclectic menu of Latin American fare. The bill of fare blends Cuban congri––beans and rice–– fried plantains, and Mexican burritos and tortas with a meal that deliciously unites all climes and cultures: charbroiled chicken, served with tortillas and homemade sauce.
Slow-Cooked Cuban Cuisine | Acclaimed Oxtail | Pitchers of Sangria | Brazilian Influences | Outdoor Patio
When to Go: Head here during lunchtime, when the restaurant buzzes with energy and popular dishes, such as the roast pork and shredded beef, are served at a discounted rate.
The Chef: Los Cubanos Restaurant is not only Alcides Calvo's 17th restaurant, but it's also the passion project that pulled him out of retirement. Calvo opened his first eatery in Cuba at the age of 17. When he immigrated to the United States in 1970, he brought his native flavors with him, opening Cuban restaurants in LA and then San Jose.
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Inside Tip: Although meat is certainly the star at Los Cubanos Restaurant, vegetarian options do exist. The vegetarian tamale, for instance, stuffs steamed veggies and yucca into a corn shell.
While You're in the Neighborhood: After your lunch or dinner, sip a microbrewed pilsner at Los Gatos Brewing Co. (163 W. Santa Clara Street)