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La Cubana: The owner of Delux is bringing Cuban Snacks to Roncy

kwass Aug 27, 2013 04:04 PM

http://www.torontolife.com/daily-dish...

So excited! There's even going to be a take-out window for doughnuts. Does it get better than this?!

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    ylsf Dec 1, 2013 03:46 PM

    Really enjoyed my brunch on the weekend. I had the chorizo empanadas and friend had slow roasted pork. If I went back for brunch I would definitely order the slow roasted pork after the taste I had.

    I like the decor as well. Good vibe overall and was happy with the service.

    1. KhaoSanRoad Nov 28, 2013 09:29 AM

      love the space. they made it feel kitchy kinda fun.

      i had almost the entire menu. everything is good value overall.

      best thing are their cocktails. creative, tasty, reasonably priced. if not cheap at $10/2oz drink.

      also really like their habanero hot sauce (tho its not very spicy)

      and absolutely loved the chorizo empanadas.

      - khao san road

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        lylaa Oct 10, 2013 04:30 PM

        La Cubana has their menus on their Facebook page. You will find the three menus attached.

         
         
         
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          kwass Oct 10, 2013 05:06 PM

          Thanks for posting lylaa. I've been dying to see the menu :)

        2. kwass Oct 7, 2013 12:26 PM

          BlogTo just did a write-up. Here's the link:

          http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/la-...

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            rstuart Nov 16, 2013 06:06 PM

            Just went for a late lunch.. a bit annoying because it says that it's open all day, but they stopped serving at 3, and couldnt' wait for us to leave at 4! That said, great cubana sandwich.. and got a side order of slaw that I almost drank, it was so good. I'll be going back for sure..

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              Anita Nap Nov 28, 2013 06:21 AM

              I love this place!

              Do not expect "Cuban" food here, it's "Cuban inspired" which is actaully better in my opinion since I've been to Cuba, and authentic Cuban food is incredibly bland and fatty.

              La Cubana's food is always amazingly yummy and I always wish I had more room in my stomach to keep eating. On top of which, I went for brunch with my toddler and they were fantastic at handling a family. The atmosphere is fun too (wait staff were dancing to the cuban music).

              I'm so glad they replaced what was there before.

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                kwass Nov 28, 2013 09:12 AM

                What have you eaten there Anita?

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                  Anita Nap Dec 2, 2013 11:19 AM

                  Conch Frituras
                  Chorizo Empanadas
                  Bean and Cheese Empanadas
                  Tostones Rellenos
                  Pressed Cubano Sandwich
                  Grilled Fish Sandwich
                  Short Rib Sandwich
                  Traditional Sandwich
                  Cuban Breakfast
                  French Toast

                  Do I have a favourite? no :) But I would say that the cuban breakfast is better than the french toast and the conch frituras are not to be missed.

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                    kwass Dec 2, 2013 11:25 AM

                    I've had the french toast @ Delux, and it was up there with the best french toast I've ever had! How is the grilled fish sandwich?

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                      damonster Dec 2, 2013 11:28 AM

                      had the medianoche sandwich and really enjoyed, touch on the small side for me but pretty tasty.

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                        Anita Nap Dec 4, 2013 06:01 AM

                        The french toat was really good. Moist and sweet without being too sweet so definitely worth getting... I think you're missing the mark though if you don't get the cuban breakfast. Although the french toast is fantastic, you can't get the Cuban breakfast anywhere else.

                        Hmm... maybe you should just get both and take the leftovers home :)

                        The fish sandwich was also really good, but I preferred the short rib at the time. That's not to say that either is better, it maybe is just what your mood is at the time. Everything there is prepared really well and balanced.

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                          kwass Dec 4, 2013 06:09 AM

                          Thanks Anita! It's definitely on my list. And I really appreciate your recs!

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              lylaa Oct 5, 2013 08:04 PM

              La Cubana is now open, walked by earlier this evening. Regular menu from 11am until "late". Also has a brunch menu. Very bright decor and music seems fairly loud. Anybody been?

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                kwass Oct 5, 2013 08:09 PM

                Wow! Thanks for letting us know. I'm going to see if I can find a menu online.

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                  kwass Oct 5, 2013 08:18 PM

                  I just checked. The menu isn't online yet.

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                5andman Sep 22, 2013 03:49 PM

                Read they were making an appearance @Polish Fest.

                Has it opened up yet?

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                  kwass Sep 22, 2013 04:51 PM

                  I haven't heard anything yet, so I'm going to go with no for now. But don't quote me on it ;)

                2. kwass Aug 27, 2013 06:08 PM

                  Here is another article:

                  http://www.thegridto.com/blog-post/fo...

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                    toniad Aug 27, 2013 05:38 PM

                    This is great news!

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                      peppermint pate Aug 27, 2013 05:22 PM

                      Donuts AND coffee...mmm...and they (Delux) have good coffee. Have you ever had their french toast (with bananas, dulce de leche, whipped cream and maple syrup) off their brunch menu, kwass? OMG - it's spectacular. Gotta put that on one of your sweet treat tours.

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                        kwass Aug 27, 2013 05:27 PM

                        No I haven't. But it's now going to the top of my list! Thanks pp!

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                          peppermint pate Aug 27, 2013 05:55 PM

                          Sweeeet! Let me know what you think. I find it swoon-worthy.

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                            kwass Aug 27, 2013 06:02 PM

                            I absolutely will! I think I'm going to go the weekend after labour day weekend :)

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                          kwass Sep 22, 2013 11:36 AM

                          Hi pp. I took your advice and went to Delux this morning for the french toast. All I can say is thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

                          OMG it was so good!! In general, I prefer a thicker cut french toast. But this was sublime! Like you said, the combination of bananas, dulce de leche, maple syrup and whipped cream, was sublime. I'm ashamed to admit that I actually took a spoon, once I had finished the french toast, and ate whatever sauce was left on my plate ;)

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                            peppermint pate Oct 3, 2013 07:00 PM

                            Ah, just saw this now - so glad you loved it! Agree with the general preference for a thicker bread but the flavour combination here is so, so good, it just works. Really like their breakfast sandwich as well.

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