Dining out spares people from using up the last of their paper plates or incinerating the last of their paper ovens. Reduce your disposable cookware footprint with today's Groupon to Florida Café. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of authentic Cuban cuisine.
- For $15, you get a Cuban buffet for two on the weekend (a $30 value).
Chef Sergio Perez handcrafts each item on the Florida Café's expansive menu and authentic Cuban buffet from time-honored family recipes. Jab forks into a traditional pork ($12.95–$13.95) or chicken dish ($11.95–$13.95), or sample a stacked sandwich like the eponymous cuban ($7.99) or ropa vieja sandwich piled with shredded beef ($7.99).
The weekend buffet lets duos assemble delectable eats such as hand-rolled pork tamales into a literal food pyramid. Platters of roasted pork, chicken with yellow rice, sweet bananas, and simmering carafes of chicken soup build colorful variety into each meal. Unlimited trips allow diners to fully immerse themselves in the culinary culture without having to fill their waterbeds with costly black bean soup.
The restaurant's red-orange tiles and floor-to-ceiling windows evoke scenes of a magnificent Caribbean sunset. A fleet of 26 specialty mixed drinks ($6–$8), including six flavors of mojito, make for colorful toasts in the event that a diner decides to propose to his plate of food.
The Florida Café
Chef Sergio Perez left his native Havana with his mother's recipes in tow more than 20 years ago, and he still uses them to whip together Cuban fare at The Florida Café. For the past 15 years, he's been crafting cuban sandwiches, paella, slow-roasted pork, fried cow, and shrimp enchiladas from this eatery, which calls the Howard Johnson Hotel home. He and his kitchen staff also prepare breakfast dishes such as eggs with plantains and cuban toast. Sergio augments his list of eats with live Cuban music and an array of wines and specialty cocktails, including the original mojito made with Cruzan light rum, lime juice, mint leaves, and rock-candy syrup from Mount Rushmore's four giant lollipops—gifts from Cuba.
John S. Park
1401 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104