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Nov 27, 2006 01:02 AM

Latin America Cafeterias? Where'd they go?

Just got back from a quick vacation in Miami only to discover that my favorite cuban sandwich place, Latin America, has been closed. I also learned that the location at Coral Gables is closed. Does anyone know what happened?

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  1. Latin America on 68th street in Hialeah is closed?! What?! Impossible! How could that possibly happen? Did you go by there on Thanksgiving Day -- maybe they closed for the day. (I'm driving over there tommorrow to look!)

    1. 27th Ave in the Grove=closed

      Original location on Coral Way=closed

      As for the other ones out in the boondocks of Dade county
      :-) I have no idea-but I do wish they'd open up again on the East side. The Latin Cafe (no relation) on Biscayne Blvd is a very poor substitute...and boarderline dreadful.

      The original L.A. was one of my staples. It got wolloped by Wilma and never reopened. I thought I saw a sign saying it would reopen, but a drive by the other day proved that it is still sadly closed. I got to say, I thought it was better than Versailles, which is IMHO over-rated.

      What are some other great Cubano joints on the eastside? Please, I need a replacement for L.A., and have yet to find anything worthy. I'm looking for inexpensive - casual - quick - easy access - aka - bueno - bonito y barato.

      Any good recommendations other la carreta and versailles? Both of which will do in a pinch, but are nothing special, nor are they worthy of weekly or bi-monthly visits.

      Give it up MIA! Por favor!!!

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        1. The place across the street from Green Street, Mambo Cafe?, on Main H'way in the Grove is acceptable

          1. I like Sergio's (Coral Way and 32nd or 27th?). Great lechon sandwich.