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Liborio's Cuban Restaurant Restaurant Review: Drawn equally by inviting Cuban food and reasonable prices, downtown denizens fill Liborio’s dining room, especially at noon. What they come for is the ropa vieja, a dish of beef brisket cooked in a garlicky wine and tomato gravy, served with black beans, yellow rice and sweet plantains. At dinner, more seafood specialties emerge from the kitchen, among them paella Valenciana, with its glistening rice yellow with saffron and brimming with fresh seafood. Another specialty is a respectable version of Caribbean surf ‘n’ turf, a hefty slice of flank steak stuffed with lobster and sauced with tomatoes, olive oil and garlic. During the summer, be good to yourself and try the “Jupiña,” a type of pineapple soda, or a pitcher of house-made sangría. We like the tres leches cake for dessert with a cup of coffee, which here sports the ebony hue and distinctively deep flavor of Cuba's dark-roasted java.