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Cubancoffee May 23, 2007 06:20 PM

Tried Versailles once, thinking/hoping it was affiliated with the "original" Versailles restaurant in Miami. A major miscalculation. Where do you go for ropa vieja, bistec empanizado and arroz con pollo, etc.?

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    vinosnob Aug 15, 2007 10:24 PM

    In case you're craving a worthy cuban sandwich, go with the Gold pick in Silver Lake, Cafe Tropical.

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      KaceyLaine May 25, 2007 10:41 AM

      If you like Cuban food "El Floridita" is an excellent choice! Also, Thursday nights are a good night to go if you're trying to save a few bucks -- they lower their prices on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays (nights when there's no Entertainment). Everything there is great!

      http://www.elfloridita.com/index.htm

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        LANative Aug 15, 2007 08:38 PM

        I personally love La Cubana in Glendale. The moros & yuca is excellent (I prefer yuca as I'm one of the few people who don't like plantains).

      2. LetMeEatCake May 24, 2007 07:02 PM

        Has anyone tried this place?

        http://www.labodeguitadepico.com/page...

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          RicRios May 25, 2007 10:18 AM

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/386248

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/381033

          Unfortunately, I must agree with all of the above.

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          karynx78 May 24, 2007 06:36 PM

          I have been going to Cuban Bistro in Alhambra for years. They have a great menu. Great sangria. I usually go there for ropa vieja or the camarones enchilada. The rice is nice and fluffy and the beans are flavored to perfections. I don't usually like beans but I love they way the prepare it here. I think they have a thing called morros where they mix the beans and rice togheter for you with yucca.. that makes it extra creamy mmmmmm. Their fried yucca is a great appetizer. It comes iwht this creamy spicey dip. Gets packed on the weekend.. great band and dancing also.

          http://www.cubanbistro.com/

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          1. re: karynx78
            katkoupai May 24, 2007 06:58 PM

            Can we go sometime together? This place sounds great! I didn't even know it existed, and I drive through that area all the time. :-)

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              karynx78 Aug 15, 2007 08:35 PM

              Yea it's been a neighborhood gem. It used to be very good and I would go every other month but i haven't gone in the last 2 yrs. They have great food and sangria

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            miffy May 23, 2007 09:14 PM

            I am not Cuban expert but there is Empanada place on Sawtelle/Venice; Venice Bakery serves cuban sandwitches

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              Burger Boy May 23, 2007 08:23 PM

              http://www.cuban-food-usa.com/los_ang... this might help.

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                katkoupai May 23, 2007 08:42 PM

                Great link! :)

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                  Burger Boy May 23, 2007 08:54 PM

                  Sometimes I am Burger Boy, sometimes I am HOT Link Boy........I crack myself up!

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                    katkoupai May 23, 2007 09:04 PM

                    :-)

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                RicRios May 23, 2007 06:32 PM

                http://www.chowhound.com/topics/375208

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