Havana Rumba: A User's Guide
From-Scratch Cuban Cuisine | Family Recipes | Spirited Atmosphere | Live Music | Vegetarian Options
Appetizer: fried mashed-potato balls stuffed with ground beef
Entree: slow-roasted pork marinated in citrus juices, garlic, and spices
Dessert: bananas flambéed in rum and served over vanilla-bean ice cream
Where to Sit: Get swept up in the vibrant, energetic atmosphere in the dining room, where waiters ferry steaming trays past crowded tables while upbeat Cuban music plays. However, the place can get noisy, so hold out for a patio table if you’re looking for a quieter evening.
When to Go: Stop in Monday through Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., when live music adds an extra dash of authenticity and excitement to the experience.
While You're in the Neighborhood: After dinner, head to Equus & Jack’s Lounge (122 Sears Avenue) to enjoy a digestif from the comforting confines of a stuffed leather club chair.
If You Can't Make It, Try This: Mojito Tapas Restaurant (2231 Holiday Manor Center), a mecca for Spanish and Latin American small plates created by Marcos Lorenzo, the owner of Havana Rumba.