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Cuban bakeries and mom-and-pop groceries?

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Cuban bakeries and mom-and-pop groceries?

Christina M | Apr 13, 2006 04:15 PM

Hi folks!

I moved here to the Bay Area from Florida, far away from my Cuban family and culture. I relocated specifically to Mountain View about a year ago.

So far in my hunt for Cuban food, I've only found two main standouts-- La Bodeguita Del Medio in Palo Alto, and Havana Cuba in San Jose. Both are SO expensive! $19 for a plate of black beans, rice, and puercos that my mom made for free? And where are all the guava patries (pasteles de guayaba) and cortaditos?

I'm looking for *small* Cuban restaurants, bakeries, mom-and-pop grocers. I have a feeling this is a tall order, but I'm hopeful!

Thanks everyone... and this is my first Chowhound post! I did searches first, don't worry. :)

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