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Cuban Food, San Diego?

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csils Dec 28, 2009 11:37 AM

I went to a great hole in the wall last week up in the Inland Empire (a place called Flamingo Palms). It was a little family owned joint with great cuban food. I had a dish which reminded me of my mom's haitian cooking (it was called Masa de puerca Frita or something along those lines). I am curious if there is a good Cuban place here in SD. The only place I know of is Miami Grill and well...the name clues you into what to expect. And hole in the wall/family owned recommendations?

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    millerowski Mar 30, 2010 12:28 PM

    Azafran Cuban Cuisine1001 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054-5004

    OK, Oceanside is not Exactly San Diego, but close. I've only eaten at Azafran once, but I was with a large birthday party, and everyone, including a Cuban-American, enjoyed the food, ambiance, service. I'd go there again...

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      SeanT Apr 7, 2010 10:44 PM

      Azafran is pretty good but it is no Versailles. Oh how I love Versailles in LA, that bitter orange on anything.

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      daantaat Dec 28, 2009 09:05 PM

      where is it in the I.E.?

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        stevuchan Dec 29, 2009 07:05 AM

        Inland Empire

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          daantaat Dec 29, 2009 09:36 PM

          stevuchan, I know the I.E.=Inland Empire. I needed an address--thank you csils!

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            stevuchan Dec 30, 2009 08:21 AM

            My bad, not enough cofee.

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              daantaat Dec 30, 2009 09:08 PM

              got it! cofee or coffee? :-)

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          csils Dec 29, 2009 08:05 AM

          Archibald and 6th or 7th (just north of the 10). Right across the street from the "Christmas House" in a little strip mall.

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          csils Dec 28, 2009 03:27 PM

          I will add Andre's to my list a places to visit. Thank you.

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            stevewag23 Dec 28, 2009 02:31 PM

            Yeah, avoid Miaim Grill.

            Go to Andre's.

            1. honkman Dec 28, 2009 12:13 PM

              There is also Azucar in Oceanbeach (I haven't tried it yet but it got good reviews on CH) which is more cuban patisserie.

              http://www.iloveazucar.com/

              1. Josh Dec 28, 2009 11:55 AM

                Andre's on Morena Blvd. is very good, IMO. There's also Tropical Star on Balboa, but that's more Puerto Rican than strictly Cuban. Miami Grill is a bad joke.

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