Mambo Tea House’s combination of cuisine and teas stems from the cultural backgrounds of its married co-owners, who were profiled in (201) magazine. Louis Nuñez, who is of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, supplied many of the restaurant's recipes and oversees Mambo's cuisine along with his head chef. Though the restaurant specializes in authentic Cuban food, its Latin-based eats—such as paella, skirt steak, and mofongo—borrow from traditional Argentinian, Puerto Rican, Spanish, and Dominican cooking.
Elsewhere in the eatery, CiCi Chan-Nuñez curates more than 40 loose-leaf teas imported from countries such as China, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. The BYOB facility also supplies diners with mixes to convert their wines into sangria and mojitos.
Up to 60 guests can feast in the dining room, which includes bamboo-wood floors and Cuban-cigar wallpapers. Mambo Tea House hosts live Cuban music every other Thursday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., so visitors can dance off dinner or recite their new poem without worrying that anyone will be able to hear them.
Try Cuban Petes' Cuban tamale or some black bean soup for authentic Latin-American fare in Montclair's Montclair district.
Cuban Petes is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Cuban Petes is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along.
Take a great restaurant, add perfect party food and a fun group of people, and get a night for the ages at Cuban Petes.
Enjoy the cool summer breezes on Cuban Petes' seasonally available outdoor seating.
Crowds are boisterous at the restaurant and the music is blaring, so get ready for a very loud night out.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
Jeans are just right for a meal at Cuban Petes, which embraces a casual vibe.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Take advantage of the free parking next door to Cuban Petes.
Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of Cuban Petes.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Cuban Petes.
Casa De La Trova pays homage to Cuba by re-creating its flavorful, Spanish- and island-inspired cuisine. Accordingly, the menu overflows with seafood dishes?whole red snapper and grilled jumbo shrimp, to name a few?roasted pork, and tender sirloin steak. One signature dish, arroz con pollo, takes 40 minutes to bake in the oven and consists of chicken on the bone, rice, and fresh veggies in lime juice. At meal's end, diners can indulge in authentic Cuban sweet treats such as guava and cheese empanadas and house-made flan.
Luis Parada is an unofficial ambassador for Cuban culture. A celebrated musician, he traveled the globe sharing the unique arts of his homeland. But he's also a master of traditional Cuban cooking, having tried his ladle at homestyle dishes that have been passed down through generations. Today, Luis and his fiancee Doris Fenton make it their mission to share the spirit of the island at the Cuban Flavor Cafe. That heritage informs every plate that passes out of the kitchen, whether its a classic Cuban sandwich with roasted pork, ham, and swiss cheese, or a grilled, marinated skirt steak proudly waving a tiny flag. And ears can feast on Cuban flavor as well?live music fills the cozy cafe on Friday and Saturday nights.
Named after a classic Cuban love song, Zagat-rated Guantanamera celebrates the culture and traditions of Old Havana, dishing up authentic cuisine, complimentary hand-rolled cigars, and live music. Homemade dishes such as pressed roast-pork sandwiches and yellow rice with shrimp share menu real estate with elegant entrees of braised oxtails with mashed plantains. Bartenders sweeten mojitos with sugar cane or prolonged exposure to greeting cards, and they pour more than 30 types of aged rum sourced from South America and the Caribbean.
On Friday and Saturday nights, cigar expert Juan de la Cruz enlists traditional tools to hand-roll Dominican tobacco inside thick, complimentary cigars, and patrons can hone their salsa, rumba, and cha-cha moves to live music Tuesday?Sunday at around 9 p.m. Inside the eatery, exposed-brick walls encroach on vibrant, hand-painted murals depicting idyllic Cuban scenes, such as dancers, musicians, and city streets. A parade of candles casts a gentle glow upon crisp white tablecloths, and rattan-covered ceiling fans make balloons lament their helium innards.
Try Son Cubano's Cuban tamale or some black bean soup for authentic Latin-American fare in West New York's West New York district.
Mindful eaters are advised to count calories a different day, as Son Cubano is without low-fat fare.
Take a look at Son Cubano's extensive selection of beer, wine and cocktails to complete your evening out.
Be sure to check out Son Cubano's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Son Cubano can seat both large and small groups.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Son Cubano's wifi.
Son Cubano also features live music and dancing.
Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the bar is rather noisy.
Don't let your weekend plans get spoiled! Be sure to reserve a table if you're heading to the bar on a Friday or Saturday since it can get pretty crowded.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Son Cubano offers convenient carry out and delivery, so diners aren't limited to the bar space.
Son Cubano is conveniently located near multiple valet and parking lot options for diners.
Prices at Son Cubano typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Son Cubano accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Son Cubano — swing by for your favorite meal.