Cuban Restaurants in South San Francisco

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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.

3077 24th St
San Francisco,
CA
US

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.

5210 Mission St
San Francisco,
CA
US

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.

238 Race St
San Jose,
CA
US

Ca?a Cuban Parlor celebrates Cuban heritage with live music, mojitos, and Cuban food made with local produce and meat. Their signature dishes include the Cuban sandwich, as well as flatbreads topped with paprika-dusted chicken and prawns sauteed in garlic-rum sauce. Pairs can share a couple of empanadas to stave off hunger before a hearty entree of slow-roasted pork with yucca-potato mash, Angus steak ropa vieja, or zesty eggplant-garbanzo bean stew. Dinner is served inside a lively, industrial-chic dining room, anchored by a curved white bar where staffers grind real ca?a, or sugarcane, to make glazes, syrups, and tinctures for their rum cocktails.

500 Florida Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

There's no tropical kitsch to be found in Habanas Cuban Cuisine's lovely, loungey corner space, but as Alameda magazine? wrote, it's still "the closest you?ll get to Cuba in Alameda for sure." That's due to a friendly, laid-back atmosphere and a menu of tapas and entrees that ranges from simple standards such as twice-fried plantains with pineapple salsa to a sugarcane-glazed pork chop with rum chutney.?You'll find the classic Cuban sandwich (ham, roast pork, swiss) at lunch, and there's even a brunch menu with inventive dishes such as a Cuban-style french toast with bread dipped in Cointreau, cream, and cinnamon. Fifteen equally creative mojitos are available by the glass or pitcher.

1518 Park St
Alameda,
CA
US

The best Cuban food in the Bay Area?that's the lofty assessment of El Chevere staffers. And with mouths full of slow-roasted pork, crispy beef, and french-fry-sided Cuban sandwiches, visitors are in no position to disagree. Add some live music on a Saturday, and suddenly a simple night out becomes an evening that's truly ch?vere?the word means cool, or awesome. After the last savory bite of fried plantain or spiced ribs, a guest can finish their meal with a caf? cubano or a glass of red beans.

1518 4th Street
San Rafael,
CA
US