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

... 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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  1. Rots a ruck, as we used to say.

    I assume you've had the sandwiches at Azucar.

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

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        1. re: Josh

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

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

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            1. re: honkman

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

          1. 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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            1. 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.

              1. We had lunch at Embargo today. We have never visited Cuba, and are not completely well versed in caribbean food, but our lunch was delicious and we are definitely going back. And the service was fun to boot. Our server was some mid-50's guy wearing a fedora and a Mexican wedding shirt, straight out of central casting and offering up Mojitos in a suave voice.

                1. Try Azucar in OB - fast food, delicious pastries, great staff...