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Casa Lario's

7705 W. Flagler St. Send to Phone
305-266-5494 | Menu
A Cuban institution for finely prepared versions of traditional fare, including ropa vieja, vaca frita, rice and black beans, plantains and more.
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Casa Lario's Restaurant Review

: This Cuban food institution is an all-American success story. Over three decades ago, a waitress (Maria Teresa Lario) in a café met and fell in love with the café's chef (Quentin Lario). In the late 1980s, they opened Casa Lario's. The casual, local family place decorates the walls with Cuban photos, maps and old newspapers---and it’s where the grown kids of the stars of this story are now the operators. Bistec de palomilla, a pounded-thin (to tenderize) steak topped with onions and parsley, is a favorite on the regular menu. But daily specials, which are decidedly not seasonal and have been served on the same days of the week for decades, are the best way to go. Generally reliable: Cuban-style carnero asado (roast lamb), generous enough to feed two; ground beef-stuffed tostones rellenos; vaca frita (marinated, fried and shredded flank steak); and tamal en casuela (a pork-studded creamed corn stew). Desserts like flans and tres leches cake are sweet enough to make your fillings ache.

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