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If I'm looking for a good Cuban restaurant ...

ipsedixit Feb 13, 2014 12:42 PM

... what are my options?

Is Embargo Grill my best bet?

Willing to drive basically anywhere in SD county.

By the way, if you ever find yourself at Embargo Grill, you owe it to your taste buds to try the Yuca Fries.

In any event, thank you for any other thoughts.

(Please note: I said "good" not "better".)

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    DoctorChow RE: ipsedixit Feb 13, 2014 01:10 PM

    Rots a ruck, as we used to say.

    I assume you've had the sandwiches at Azucar.

    1. Josh RE: ipsedixit Feb 13, 2014 03:35 PM

      Who can say what is good? Not our place to judge!

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        Fake Name RE: Josh Feb 13, 2014 04:13 PM

        Drama, drama.

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          cstr RE: Josh Feb 13, 2014 05:00 PM

          Is that the best you can do. Agree with Fakey, you're a drama queen.

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            Josh RE: cstr Feb 13, 2014 05:49 PM


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          master815k RE: ipsedixit Feb 13, 2014 04:10 PM

          Drive to Miami! I've been on the quest for one and haven't found it!

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            honkman RE: master815k Feb 13, 2014 04:36 PM

            As always the culinary solution is in Berlin:


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              DoctorChow RE: honkman Feb 13, 2014 09:35 PM

              Actually, this place looks pretty interesting. Have you been?

          2. El Chevere RE: ipsedixit Feb 20, 2014 07:30 PM

            Just got back from Embargo, after having passed it umpteen times in the past month or so...I would not necessarily call it Cuban as they have a number of non-Cuban dishes as well, but I was very pleased with the Churrasco steak with chimichurri sauce, choice of rice (I chose white) and black beans over chopped salad...very flavorful sauce and with a pint of Sculpin Pale Ale the meal came to a very reasonable $ 16.

            I would definitely check this place out (more Caribbean than Cuban but quite good and I will return)....good luck finding good Cuban only in SD (I've been to Havana 10 times and have not found a place to my liking even in Miami--mainly SoBe and Coral Gables, though I've yet to hit Little Havana). Azucar does have very good Cuban pressed sandwiches and is more of a lunch place.

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              ipsedixit RE: El Chevere Feb 20, 2014 08:03 PM

              Thanks for the report on Embargo.

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              TeeBeeinSD RE: ipsedixit Feb 20, 2014 10:03 PM

              You and me both....

              Haven't been to Embargo Grill. Having lived in Miami for several years, and other Caribbean places, Andre's is good enough when I have a hankering and don't want to drive up to Downey. Or make my own pasteles or yucca.

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