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Best Cuban in the City?

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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. cafecito!

    1. I would also recommend Little Havana on Cornelia St.

      http://www.littlehavananyc.com/review...

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      1. re: Bottom Feeding Foodie

        margon is pretty down and dirty awesome.

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

        1. re: sam1

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

      2. Little Havana

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