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Best Cuban food in LA?

I absolutely love Cuban food, and it's sad I have not found a good Cuban place in LA. There seems to be good Cuban food in other cities,but I find LA to be the exception. Any suggestions? I have tried them all...Havana Cafe, El floridita,a couple of them in Pasadena..Versailles. It seems that they focus in the amount of food and not the flavor..Any advice?

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  1. El Rincon Criollo in Culver City on Sepulveda

    1. El Criollo on Victory and Fulton in Van Nuys.

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        Yes. I love this place. The couple who run it are so friendly, and the food is very good. I like the fricasee (chicken or fish).

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        1. There was a long thread about Cuban food in LA a month or two ago.

          I think El Cochinito on Sunset in Los Feliz is very good and I hear its the most authentic from some Cubans. I had the cuban style pork and it was VERY good. I recommend it.

          FYI, I think its more of a lunch place because I don't think they are open too late for dinner.

          1. El Colmao on pico is good and I'd go along with Rincon Criollo.