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Best Cuban in the City?

mollys Sep 5, 2007 08:56 PM

My Cuban brother in law is coming to New York for the first time. He lives in California where there are NO authentic cuban restaurants. Where can I take him for cuban food? I've been to Cafe Habana and Cubana Cafe, and while they were both good, I'm looking for somewhere a little more real and a little less hip.

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  1. LeahBaila RE: mollys Sep 6, 2007 07:18 AM


    1. Bottom Feeding Foodie RE: mollys Sep 6, 2007 07:30 AM

      I would also recommend Little Havana on Cornelia St.


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        sam1 RE: Bottom Feeding Foodie Sep 6, 2007 07:45 AM

        margon is pretty down and dirty awesome.

        roast pork day is wednesday...46th off 6th ave.

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          randumbposter RE: sam1 Sep 6, 2007 09:22 AM

          margon is awesome. they are only open for lunch though.

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        Lucia RE: mollys Sep 6, 2007 08:15 AM

        Little Havana

        1. Brian S RE: mollys Sep 6, 2007 08:50 AM

          My favorite is Rincon Criollo... founded in Havana circa 1950 and moved to NY after the regime change. Not all people agree, so you m ight want to try it yourself before you bring your brother. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/247466

          1. guttergourmet RE: mollys Sep 6, 2007 09:19 AM

            Sophie's is pretty authentic. Multiple locations. Mrs. GG is Cuban so I know.

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