Havana, West Palm Beach, Florida

If you’re staying in Palm Beach County, Florida, the place to go for Cuban food is Havana Restaurant.  It’s a couple of miles south of downtown, at the corner of US 1 and Forest Hills, just a 7 minute drive from Mar-a-Lago, if you’re staying there.  We don’t.  We stay on Singer Island, well north of downtown, so it’s a bit of a hike for … Continue reading Havana, West Palm Beach, Florida

Versailles, Miami, Florida

Versailles is ground zero for Cuban cuisine in the United States.  A few years ago, Nancy and I spent a few days in western Miami, near Doral, with our friends, Joyce DeRoy and Willie King.   We relaxed in the sun, went on an Everglades tour, watch alligator wrestling at a Miccosukee village, and ate a whole lot of lechon asado, Cuban-style pork. We ate … Continue reading Versailles, Miami, Florida

Rumba Cafe, Naples, Florida

Another reason to go to South Florida, as if you needed another one this time of year, is the Cuban food, especially the Cuban-style roasted pork.  Cuban pork gets its distinctive flavor from marination in mojo,  a mixture of a bulb or three of garlic, sour orange juice (not orange juice that has soured, but the juice of sour oranges, or naranjas ágrias, or citrus x … Continue reading Rumba Cafe, Naples, Florida