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1613 Fourth St. (F St.) Send to Phone
Former Asia de Cuba chef fuses flavors from around the globe at this quaint San Rafael eatery.

Lunch Tues.-Fri., Dinner Tues.-Sat.
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Maria Manso World Cuisine Restaurant Review

: The chef who first added a dash of Asian flair to her native Cuban cuisine at the Clift hotel's popular Asia de Cuba restaurant has opened an eponymous eatery along San Rafael's quaint Fourth Street. Maria Manso World Cuisine fuses flavors from around the globe to create dishes like the Havana pork chop---a juicy panko-crusted pork chop with sautéed watercress and black bean-citrus salad---and moist saké-marinated black cod accompanied by Chinese long beans, napa cabbage and nori. For starters, try ravioli stuffed with lamb, garlic and soy dressed in yellow curry-coconut sauce, and saffron Dungeness crab salad with toasted almonds and avocado layered on a crisp wonton and drizzled with port wine reduction. The simpler lunch menu offers a nice selection of sandwiches like the traditional Cubano---pulled pork, ham and cheese hot-pressed on a baguette. The inspiration for the muffaletta, an Italian roll piled with thinly sliced salami, mortadella and provolone cheese---likely came from the time Manso spent at her first culinary job as an oyster shucker in New Orleans. Creative soju cocktails are perfect for sipping on the private, foliage-covered deck.
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