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Return of La Cubana in Glendale

Ernie Jan 27, 2009 09:43 AM

I was saddened when my favorite Cuban restaurant in the LA area, La Cubana shuttered its doors over a year ago at their Colorado St location. Well, I am happy to report that La Cubana has resurfaced in a new location on Maryland Ave and the food is as good as ever.

The new location is more upscale feeling with clean white walls and a few new items on the menu. Lechon Asado (roast pork) was great as usual and another at our party enjoyed their Fricasé de Pollo (Cuban-style chicken Fricasse). Portions seemed a little larger since they now serve the entreé on a separate dish from the rice, beans, yuca cassava, or platanos maduros.

Service was good and it was a shame to see them so empty. The owner was very gracious and friendly, and gave our party a few free bottles of their mojo de ajo marinade on the way out.


La Cubana Restaurant
135 North Maryland Avenue, Glendale, CA

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    jdwdeville RE: Ernie Jan 27, 2009 10:50 AM

    oh man I haven't had a real cuban coffee since i left Miami!!! Cortadito here I come! Do they have seafood enchilados?

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      Ernie RE: jdwdeville Jan 27, 2009 12:02 PM

      I had a café con leche for dessert with their flan and they were both good. Also remember seeing a couple of seafood enchilados on their menu

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        Das Ubergeek RE: jdwdeville Jan 30, 2009 05:31 PM

        Well, go get a cortadito at Porto's... and then try La Cubana and tell us how you find it. :)

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          jdwdeville RE: Das Ubergeek Feb 4, 2009 04:15 PM

          will do! I've been making plantain soup and lechonito asado at home all winter for lack of a place to go!!!

      2. monkuboy RE: Ernie Jan 27, 2009 12:03 PM

        What are the prices like? The website doesn't list them..

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          Ernie RE: monkuboy Jan 27, 2009 12:50 PM

          Prices are moderate. My lechon asado dinner entreé was around $12.50 if I recall correctly

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            mocro RE: Ernie Jan 27, 2009 01:20 PM

            This is great news. Thanks for passing it on. I live in Pasadena but my wonderful hairstylist is on this block so it couldn't be more perfect.

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              monkuboy RE: Ernie Jan 27, 2009 03:13 PM

              Thanks! That sounds pretty reasonable.

          2. Will Owen RE: Ernie Jan 27, 2009 02:13 PM

            Wonderful - I'd wanted to visit this place, and then they closed. Only thing odd is, though I can see why they might not want to publish prices on a website, I don't understand why they wouldn't post the hours! Isn't that the next most important thing after the address?

            1. WildSwede RE: Ernie Feb 2, 2009 12:33 PM

              Thank you for posting this, Ernie. I had a very nice meal there a couple of years ago and then - poof! - they were closed! Great to hear that they are back. I will definitely be going soon! My friend had the tongue and it was fantastic! Thanks again!

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