Las Culebrinas Restaurant’s tapas-inspired yet generously portioned plates enrapture patrons with a tantalizing tour of Cuban delicacies. Pack on protein with meat and pork dishes such as the Cuban–style grilled top-sirloin steak ($12.95) or fried pork chunks seductively laid out in a bed of avocado sauce ($10.50). Deep-sea diners can submerge palates in seafood and fish dishes including the lobster, shrimp, scallop, fish, and mussels in marinara sauce ($26.95) or baked filet of dolphin, sprinkled with chunks of spanish sausage and creole-sauced ham ($17.50). Poultry entrees such as the breaded chicken breast, topped with tomato sauce and melted swiss cheese ($11.50), command the attention of traditionalist taste buds, and specialties including frog legs slathered in garlic sauce ($19.95) satiate the appetites of well-traveled eaters or sedentary time-travelers.
For the Vilarino family, opening a restaurant wasn't just an opportunity to celebrate their Cuban heritage. It was their shot at surviving in America after fleeing the Communist regime of their home country in 1980. And in the 30 years since they opened the first Las Vegas, they've found plenty of success, adding a dozen more locations along the way.
Perhaps it's the authenticity of the food that people have fallen for, as Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine's menu is an ode to classic Cuban recipes. There's a Cuban sandwich, of course, paired with plantain chips, as well as ropa vieja—shredded flank beef that's marinated in garlic, peppers, onions, and bay leaves and topped with a tomato sauce. Even the selection of beverages includes Caribbean-style drinks, such as pineapple soda and cafe con leche.
Fill up on authentic Cuban cuisine — like pork dishes, savory black beans and sweet plantains — at Havana Harry's. Havana Harry's is also a great pick for restricted eaters, with plenty of low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Havana Harry's has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more. Bring your whole brood to Havana Harry's, where families can dig in to tasty and kid-friendly fare together. Got a big family? Tons of friends? An entire soccer team? Consider the private room at Havana Harry's, where large groups can get together to celebrate life's biggest milestones. For no extra charge, utilize Havana Harry's' free wifi.
Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
Prices at Havana Harry's typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.
Owner Melissa Vias originally unveiled Malanga Café not only to share the exotic dishes crafted from her meticulous collection of Cuban recipes, but to transport diners to the music- and amusement-filled atmosphere of Cuba itself. Head chef Haydee Porras blends traditional ingredients to forge from scratch items such as crispy croquettes, steaming tamales, and a traditional suckling pig that smokes and crackles as it rotates in its sweltering roaster. Meanwhile, succulent morsels of shredded pork nestle into pillowy baguettes to craft the pan con lechon, whose popular recipe arrived from Santiago de Cuba via Vias's husband. Postmeal, patrons can amuse other senses with games of Cubilete or the rhythms of a live band, then sign a giant mural awash with famous Cuban sayings to personalize a part of history and provide an effective alibi against sushi-eating accusations.
The flavors of old Havana are alive and well at El Rey De Las Fritas. Plan to indulge a bit at El Rey De Las Fritas, though, because they don't offer any low-fat fare. Order a bottle for the table if you like — El Rey De Las Fritas has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at El Rey De Las Fritas, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Get your whole crew together at El Rey De Las Fritas, offering lots of special space for larger parties.
The restaurant doesn't let you book your table ahead of time, so expect a first-come, first-served policy when you visit. Casual dining at its best, El Rey De Las Fritas customers are free to enjoy themselves in jeans and a T-shirt. If time is of the essence, El Rey De Las Fritas' take-out option may be a better fit. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? El Rey De Las Fritas also offers catering.
Find a space on the street or park in the lot not far from the restaurant.
El Rey De Las Fritas offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. The menu at El Rey De Las Fritas includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
When working in the kitchen at Savor crafting Cuban fare, chef Ariel Alvarez draws on culinary training in Havana and years of restaurant experience, including time at El Floridita, where he served former president Jimmy Carter, Giorgio Armani, and Naomi Campbell. He passes between cooks, who chop fish for ceviche and simmer cauldrons of paella, while forging a menu that adds hints of European cuisine to traditional Cuban recipes. Servers deliver platters of crab-stuffed plantains and oxtail cooked with wine and fresh herbs past photos of Cuba that ornament the walls alongside chalkboards scrawled with the daily specials.