Despite Cuba’s proximity to America, Cuban cuisine is markedly different from most domestic fare, with pressed-pork sandwiches instead of hamburgers, apple empanadas instead of apple pie, and black-bean sundaes instead of black-bean parfaits. Swim across a 90-mile gastro-gulf with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fresh Cuban fare at Laguardia's Cuban Bistro, located in Logan Square on West Armitage Avenue.
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.
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2111 W Armitage Ave.
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