An outdoor mural of a smiling Celia Cruz welcomes you at this Cuban restaurant that, after a pandemic-induced hiatus, is back with live music on the weekends. Start with a tall mojito, served with a stick of raw sugar cane, and follow it up with the classic ropa vieja - tender shredded beef that’s been braised with tomatoes, onions, and peppers. Make sure to get some yuca too, steamed with garlicky mojo sauce, since it just might be the perfect side.
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