Cuban cuisine tends to mysteriously disappear in the Bermuda Triangle when en route to the United States, as told by pilots who land without any explanation for the events or the mustard and pickles dripping from their chins. Taste the food caught in the fold with today's Groupon to Copa Cabana Cuban Bistro & Bar in Norcross. Choose between the following options:
• For $30, you get your choice of prix fixe dinner for two (up to a $70 value).
• For $5, you get $10 worth of Cuban cuisine and drinks at lunch.
Evoking a beachside Havana bistro with its paintings of palm trees and rustic wooden lattices, Copa Cabana fills its tables with authentic Cuban family recipes. Both prix fixe dinner options begin with the daily soup (a $4 value) and salad (a $5 value) and end with a helping of tres leches, a sweet dessert made with three different types of milk (a $5 value). The first option's entree, ropa vieja, blends shredded beef in a mixture of tomato sauce and Cuban spices (a $12 value), chaperoned by yellow rice and sweet plantains (a $7 value). To crash the other option's exclusive soiree, plantains fry themselves twice and adopt the alias "tostones," mingling in among white rice and black beans (an $8 value) and roasted pork swimming in a pool of mojo (a $13 value).
During the daily lunch specials, available Monday–Friday only, Copa Cabana's chefs pass the afternoon by whittling soap into poodles and crafting dishes such as beef tips with potatoes ($7.50). Between bites of chicken ($7.25) or turkey ($6.99) havanero sandwiches, cool off with frozen daiquiris ($7.50) or any of the drinks from behind Copa Cabana's bar. The Copa Cabana mojito marries mint, lime, and sugar to sweeten rum and freshen breath ($7.50), and the Cuba Libre, inspired by Cuba's independence, mixes Bahama Gold rum and Coke ($7.50) to commemorate the nation's freedom from Pepsi- and whiskey-swilling pirates.
5075 Peachtree Pkwy. NW
Norcross, Georgia 30092