We went to Cuba last night for Xiu-jing’s birthday so it was a large group. We ordered several appetizers and they were all delicious. I highly recommend the perfectly cooked baby squid, the tasty empanadas (the beef ones are better than the chicken ones), and the tostones rellenos (shrimp stuffed in tostones). Everything came out nice and hot and service timing was great.

The entrees weren’t as impressive as the appetizers but still very enjoyable. Lon had a nice ropa vieja but it was sliced beef instead if the traditional shredded. I had a good but extra salty paella valenciana. I tasted a diver scallop from Sara which was cooked perfectly, and some of Andy’s red snapper that was also fried really nicely. The portions were very generous and the sides of tostones and maduros we got were also good.

Our waiter was excellent and Cuba gets extra points for not charging a plating charge for birthday cakes. They even graciously place a large sparkler-like candle on top for you. Even though I have no interest, they also provide free cigars on Sat nights being rolled right in front of the restuarant.

Everyone in our group was happy with the meal and I would gladly go back.

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