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135 N. Maryland Ave. (Wilson Ave.) Send to Phone
La Cubana serves big portions of traditional Cuban favorites in a handsome dining room.

Lunch & Dinner Wed.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED La Cubana Restaurant Review

: This family-operated Cuban restaurant is a Glendale institution. Walls are lined with handsomely framed mirrors and vintage photos of the home country, while a sea of white linen-topped tables accommodate patrons craving traditional cuisine. All the favorites --- ropa vieja, lechón asado (roasted pork) and a nicely crusted bistec empanizado (Milanese-style pounded steak) --- are offered with traditional sides of plantains, Moros y Cristianos (black beans and rice) and garlicky yuca. This is heavy, hearty fare that draws those seeking plentiful portions at relatively modest prices. For lunch, the super-size medianoche (a pressed sandwich of ham, roasted pork and pickles on an egg roll), always a La Cubana specialty, is easily enough to share. Dulce de leche flan makes for a memorable dessert, and traditional beverages include Ironbeer (a Cuban soft drink resembling Dr. Pepper) or batidos (blended exotic fruit shakes).
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