Taste of Cuba's kitchen crafts a menu full of traditional Cuban eats concocted using fresh ingredients each day. Among the ranks of pressed sandwiches, the kingly cubano ($5.50) stands tall, bursting with sliced ham and roasted pork. The famous jibarito sandwich ($5.75) attracts paparazzi by canoodling with both grilled steak and onions, covering the affair with plantains and garlic mojo, then putting the whole thing on blast via Twitter. The roster of entrees includes the pechuga de pollo ($9.95), which finds a grilled chicken breast rubbed in savory spices. Fend off a food coma with a bracing cup of Cuban coffee in one of its myriad iterations ($1.50–$2).
Inari Sushi is the place to be. Japanese cuisine that is part of a healthy and light diet. Carefully prepared fresh fish and seafood are full of nutrients and the elegant way the food is served gives you a good reason to meet with a date, with friends, or for a business meeting.
At Amada's Cafe, a sprawling menu of authentic Mexican and Cuban dishes keeps palates satisfied into the late hours. Tacos arrive inside corn or flour tortillas carrying flavorful bounties of carne asada, chorizo, chili rellenos, or pirate gold. Guests can pair seafood dishes such as breaded shrimp or whole red snapper grilled in butter and garlic with refreshing glasses of horchata. The slate of Cuban dishes ranges from classic cuban sandwiches topped with roasted pork, ham, and pickles to ropa vieja, tender pieces of shredded beef bathed in a Cuban-style tomato sauce.
Find homemade Cuban food close to home at Siboney Cuban Cuisine. Dieters beware — Siboney Cuban Cuisine does not offer low-fat cuisine. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Siboney Cuban Cuisine's menu. Siboney Cuban Cuisine is a terrific spot for families to gather with its kid-friendly ambience and menu. Free wireless internet is also available at Siboney Cuban Cuisine, so bring your tablet or laptop along. The patio tables outside of Siboney Cuban Cuisine are the perfect spot for a summer meal. There's no need to winnow the guest list for a night out at Siboney Cuban Cuisine — the restaurant has tons of space for big parties.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. The dress code is strictly casual at Siboney Cuban Cuisine, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable).
Patrons have the option of feeding the meter at the nearby street parking or taking advantage of the restaurant's valet service. If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with stops conveniently located at Western-O'hare (Blue) and California-O'hare (Blue).
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Siboney Cuban Cuisine.
For authentic Cuban cuisine, get lost in D'Cuba Restaurant's soups and stews. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at D'Cuba Restaurant, though, so plan to indulge a bit. The whole family can enjoy a meal at D'Cuba Restaurant with its kid-friendly fare. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, D'Cuba Restaurant has all the room you'll need to be comfortable.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up D'Cuba Restaurant for their catering services.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at D'Cuba Restaurant, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. All major credit cards are accepted.
A U.S. extension of its original form as a neighborhood eatery in Bainoa, Cuba, in the 1950s, Café Laguardia—featured on the Food Network’s Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels and in the Chicago Sun-Times—is still known for its authentic Cuban cuisine. The menu is populated with vegetarian and meat-filled tastes, with many manifestations packed with succulent pork or shredded beef and flanked by mounds of moist rice. Hands-on eaters can grab onto a Cuban sandwich, which the Sun-Times calls "about as authentic as you will get this side of Tampa."