Baracoa Cuban Cafe Alejandro Albert Baracoa Cuban Cafe

Baracoa Cuban Cafe

3175 Glendale Blvd. (Garden Ave.)
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Cuisine: Cuban
A charming ten-table eatery serving all the Cuban staples, from ropa vieja and garlicky chicken to a solid medianoche sandwich.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


Baracoa Cuban Cafe Restaurant Review:

Baracoa is a tiny Atwater Village eatery with just ten tables, so expect to find yourself waiting for a seat if you come in during prime dining times. This endearing Cuban joint features cozy booths, candlelit rustic wooden tables and walls lined with murals of a Cuban seaside. The respectable renditions of many Cuban staples include satisfying medianoche (a classic sandwich of pressed ham, roasted pork and pickles on a semi-sweet roll) and costillas (eight-hour, oven-roasted baby-back ribs). Jerk chicken, breaded cod served with rice and beans, and a daily changing oxtail special are also on order. The black beans are among the best we’ve had in L.A., and make sure to order yucca and deep-fried empanadas to accompany the meal. Tropical-flavored batidos (fruit shakes) or a can of Materva complete a reasonably authentic taste of Havana on Glendale Boulevard. Desserts include guava shells and tres leches cake.