Cuban Restaurants in Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Below is a list of some Cuban restaurants in LA that I highly recommend if you are craving some Cuban food.

Porto’s Bakery

315 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA (818) 956-5996

Rosita’s Bakery

7007 Pacific Boulevard
Huntington Park, CA 90255-4717
(323) 583-2927

Havana Mania

3615 Inglewood Avenue. Redondo Beach, Ca. 90278
Phone: (310) 725-9075

Versailles Cuban Restaurant


1415 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles – (310) 289-0392
www.versaillescuban.com/

Baracoa Cuban Cafe

3175 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA (323) 665-9590

Below is a list of more Cuban restaurants in Los Angeles by www.mejordecuba.com. I really like their list of how they rated each location based on price and authenticity.

Price Ratings
$$$$ – greater than $41
$$$ – $31 to $40
$$ – $21 to $30
$ – less than $20

El Floridita Restaurant
$$
1253 N Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90038
Ph: (323)871-8612
URL: www.elfloridita.com

Dress: Dressy
Hours: Mon – Sat, 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
Comments: Very nice restaurant, gets crowded sometimes, especially on Saturdays.
Reservations required for Saturdays. Salsa and live music available on Mon, Fri, Sat 8pm to 1am
Parking: street
–Authenticity Rating: 9.0

La Cubana Restaurant $$
135 North Maryland
Glendale, CA 91206
Ph: (818)243-4398
URL: www.lacubanarestaurant.com

Dress: Casual
Hours: Thu – Sun, 12 pm to 9 pm
Comments: Very nice restaurant, very authentic and great food selection!
Just finished being remodeled, Cuban owned!
Parking: street
–Authenticity Rating: 10.0

Guantanamera Restaurant $$
916 W Burbank Blvd. #D
Burbank, CA 91506
Ph: (818)846-8500
URL: www.guantanamerarestaurant.com
Dress: Casual to Dressy
Hours: Sun – Thu, 4 pm to 10 pm
Fri – Sat, 4 pm to 11:30 pm
Comments: Nice restaurant in Burbank,
good food selection. Live music once a week, call for info.
Parking: lot
–Authenticity Rating: 8.0

El Cochinito Restaurant $
3508 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Ph: (323)668-0737
Dress: Casual
Hours: Sun – Wed, 11 am to 8:30 pm
Thu – Sat, 11 am to 9 pm
Comments: Good restaurant, good quality food selection and inexpensive.
Great if you’re in the area and want to grab a quick bite. Try their Cuban-style
arroz frito (fried rice)!
Parking: lot
–Authenticity Rating: 9.0

Mojitos Restaurant $$$
69 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Ph: (626)796-2520
URL: www.mojitosrestaurant.com
Dress: Dressy
Hours: Mon – Fri, 11:30 am to 11 pm
Sat – Sun, 5 pm to 11 pm
Comments: Very nice restaurant. Cuban food
with a twist. Good food selection and nice upscale atmosphere.
Parking: street, lot
–Authenticity Rating: 7.0

Cuban Pete’s Caribbean Grill Restaurant $$
1050 W Ball Rd.
Anaheim, CA 92801
Ph: (714)490-2020
Dress: Casual to Dressy
Hours: Tue, 5 pm to 10 pm
Thu – Sat, 5 pm to 2 am
Wed and Sun, 5 pm to 11 pm
Comments: One of best Cuban restaurants in O.C. Salsa available
on Thu, Fri, Sat nights
NOTE: Currently closed, will reopen in another location soon!
Parking: valet

–Authenticity Rating: 7.0

Cuban Bistro $$
28 W Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
Ph: (626)308-3351
URL: www.cubanbistro.com
Dress: Casual to Dressy

Hours: Tue – Thu, Sun, 11:30 am to 10 pm
Fri – Sat, 11:30 am to 2 am
Comments: Great restaurant, pretty good variety. Food is great!
They add a few twists to some of the appetizers. Always packed.
Salsa available Fri and Sat nights
Parking: lot

–Authenticity Rating: 9.0

La Bodeguita de Pico $$
5047 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Ph: (323)937-2822
URL: www.labodeguitadepico.com
Dress: Casual
Hours: Wed – Thu, 5 pm to 11 pm
Fri – Sun, 5 pm to 12 am
Comments: Excellent Cuban restaurant on Pico blvd, in the mid LA area. Food is great, with
great appetizers and live Cuban music. Probably one of the best Cuban restaurants in LA!
Parking: street and valet

–Authenticity Rating: 10.0

CocoPalm Restaurant $$
1600 Fairplex Dr.
Pomona, CA 91768
Ph: (909)469-1965
URL: www.cocopalmrestaurant.com
Dress: Casual
Hours: Mon – Fri, 11 am to 10 pm
Sat – Sun, 12 pm to 1 am
Comments: Formerly known as Copacabana, good restaurant in Inland Empire,
very nice scenic views, make sure to get a table outside! Good selections to choose from.
Salsa available Wed and Sat nights, call for info.
Parking: valet

–Authenticity Rating: 8.0

Havana on Sunset Restaurant $$
5825 W Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Ph: (323)464-1800
URL: www.havanaonsunset.com

Dress: Casual to Dressy
Hours: Mon – Thu, 11:30 am to 10 pm
Fri – Sat, 11:30 am to 12 am
Comments: Ok restaurant, warning service is slow. Salsa available Fri and Sat nights
Parking: valet

–Authenticity Rating: 7.0

Mambo’s Cafe $
1701 Victory Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201
Ph: (818)545-8613

Dress: Very Casual
Hours: Mon – Fri, 11 am to 9 pm
Sat, 11 am to 6 pm
Comments: Nice restaurant in the Glendale area, second only to
La Cubana Restaurant. Small place, great to grab a bite while in the area!
Parking: lot

–Authenticity Rating: 7.0

Mercede’s Cuban Grill $$
14 Washington Blvd.
Venice, CA 90292
Ph: (310)577-0035
Dress: Casual
Hours: Mon – Fri, 7:30 am to 10:30 pm
Sat – Sun, 8:30 am to 11 pm
Comments: Food ok, but not authentic! Caribbean fusion rather than Cuban.
Ok for a quick bite and if you’re in the area. Service can be slow.
Good thing is that they open early for breakfast.
Parking: valet

–Authenticity Rating: 4.0

Havana Sandwich Company $
229 Main St.
El Segundo, CA 90245
Ph: (310)640-0014

Dress: Any
Hours: Mon – Sat, 11 am to 9 pm
Comments: Great place to grab a quick bite if you’re in the area.
Their menu consists of mostly sandwiches, so better suited for lunch, not very authentic however.
Parking: lot

–Authenticity Rating: 5.0

La Caridad Restaurant $
2137 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Ph: (213)484-0099
Dress: Any

Hours: Mon – Sat, 7 am to 10 pm
Comments: Small place near downtown area, great for a quick bite.
Very inexpensive, better to go during the day.
Parking: street
–Authenticity Rating: 7.0

Felix Continental Cafe $
36 Plaza Square
Orange, CA 92866
Ph: (714)633-5842
URL: www.felixcontinentalcafe.com
Dress: Any
Hours: Mon – Fri, 11 am to 10 pm
Sat – Sun, 8 am to 10 pm
Comments: Small place in OC area, great for a quick bite and very very inexpensive!
Probably the best Cuban restaurant in OC!
Parking: lot
–Authenticity Rating: 9.0

Paladar $$
1651 Wilcox Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Ph: (323)465-7500
URL: www.paladar.cc
Dress: Casual to Dressy
Hours: Mon – Fri, 11:30 am to 11 pm
Sat – Sun, 5 pm to 11:30 pm
Comments: Hollywood meets Cuban food. Not too many selections. Nice ambiance,
but no traditional cuban dishes.
Parking: street
–Authenticity Rating: 5.0

El Colmao Restaurant $$
2328 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Ph: (213)386-6161
URL: none
Dress: Casual
Hours: Mon – Sat, 10 am to 9 pm
Sun, 12 pm to 9 pm
Comments: Great small restaurant in the Downtown area. Try their fricase de pollo and their arroz con pollo. Great tasting food and very affordable!
Parking: street
–Authenticity Rating: 9.0

New Restaurants:

La Bodeguita de Pico $$
5047 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Ph: (323)937-2822
URL: www.labodeguitadepico.com
Dress: Casual
Hours: Wed – Thu, 5 pm to 11 pm
Fri – Sun, 5 pm to 12 am
Comments: Excellent Cuban restaurant on Pico blvd, in the mid LA area. Food is great, with
great appetizers and live Cuban music. Probably one of the best Cuban restaurants in LA!
Parking: street and valet
–Authenticity Rating: 10.0

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