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."
Havana serves up Cuban-American cuisine and fresh mojitos in a setting replete with all the charm of an Old World bistro. The menu combines the distinctly Cuban with pan-Latin flavors for a taste exploration that uproots taste-buds and sends them careening on a pinball-style joy ride. Start off with a pitcher of the house mojito, swirled with fresh mint, lime, and sugar in Bacardi Limon rum ($31, or $8 for a glass), and a couple orders of citrusy, seafood-infused ceviche ($9.95). Save room, though, because entrees such as the apricot-chipotle pork chops, marinated with apricot chipotle sauce and served with jalapeno hash browns and steamed broccoli ($18.95), demand serious abdominal real estate. The vegetarian chiles en nogada fools meat-thirsty mandibles with the toothsome texture of two poblano peppers stuffed with mushrooms, peppers, onions, and cheese ($14.95). With a couple more mojitos, caipirinhas, and margaritas, plus an order of Cuban coconut-rum flan ($4.95), gracious guests will be primed for a twilight Clark Street trot on a chestnut mare.
Laguardia's Cuban Bistro features warm hospitality and a bright, funky interior paired with a menu of savory flavor combinations. Fine-tune your hand-mouth coordination with the bistro's wildly popular Cuban sandwich, a concoction of seasoned pork and ham pressed with swiss cheese, mustard, and pickles ($5); or sharpen your spoon skills with a bowl of havana black-bean soup topped with cheese, onions, and sour cream ($4). The house specialty is the braised caribbean ox tail, which is marinated for three days in a succulent red wine and tomato sauce before being simmered with vegetables and served with rice and black beans ($10.25). Bring your own bottle of wine and take it to the quaint patio area during warmer months, or seek shelter inside during Chicago's werewolf-ridden six months of night.