May 11, 2018
There’s a quirky retro vibe to this Cuban-style bar and eatery. It looks a like a diner, clean and white with a long steel counter at which you can perch and an abundance of pale green tiles, but the food here is several cuts above. These guys make the sandwiches of the gods. La Cubana is the brainchild of Corrina Mozo and the cooks here serve up, amongst other tasty things, a mean medianoche, the traditional Havana sandwich stacked with roasted pork, ham and gruyère—it’s a pretty epic beast and no mistake, and they also have versions with chorizo, or guava-glazed short ribs, or avocado and queso fresco. Be sure to wash these down with a Mojito or two. They make one of the best versions in town. The Carajillo, made with Havana 7 year, espresso and cinnamon is the perfect pick-me-up and the Bolero, a mix of Havana Club, Courvoisier and orange is another winner – simple but potent and refreshing. Other small plates are available, including black bean soup, conch frituras and coconut shrimp; they also have some great brunch offerings, including pineapple glazed pork belly with eggs. Oh my.