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Feb 26, 2007 02:41 PM

Desperate for good Cuban food!

Tried Versaille on Pico...really let me down. Any good, authentic Cuban restaurants in Los Angeles?

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  1. Have you tried Havana Mania in Hawthorne off of Inglewood Ave? Not as greasy/oily as Versaille. Great pork & oxtail.

    1. I'm partial to El Cochinito on Sunset in Silverlake. I have a couple of Cuban friends, who have a lot of Cuban friends, and they eat there regularly - and happily.

      1. Good to know! I'll check it out. I'm Cuban too - from Miami. So I'm in withdrawal.

        1. My Cuban friend and I like El Colmao better than Havana Mania or El Cochinito although El Cochinito comes in a close 2nd.

          El Colmao
          2328 W. Pico Bl.
          Los Angeles, CA 90006
          (213) 386-6131
          [just west of Hoover on Pico]

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          1. re: Rae

            What to order at El Cochinito? I always thought people ate their because Allegria was cash only.

            1. re: Hershey Bomar

              I usually get the shrimp in tomato sauce. Once I got some fried pork chunks that were pretty good and of course the usual black beans and rice. But like I said - I like all of this better at El Colmao.

              Dang, now I want some!

            2. I like El Criollo on Victory and Fulton in Valley Glen and Guantanamera at Five Points in Burbank.