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Cuban Bistro in Glendale.

SandyT. | Apr 22, 2004 04:42 AM

My husband and I had lunch there a couple of days ago and were stunned to find that the food is much better than the branch on Main Street in Alhambra. Excellent, strong mojito, too. Think of this as a *very* upscale Versailles -- the room is beautiful, huge and airy, and there's a great bar. The lunch prices were good ($5-$9 range), but the dinner prices are higher. Still, you get what you pay for. The portions are big, the plates look lovely. My husband had the roast chicken in mango sauce, and I had the pounded chicken breast steak, both accompanied by black beans, rice and the most succulent caramelized maduros [ripe plantains] I've had since Versailles' heyday. Very nice, friendly service, too.

If you're in NE LA and want a Cuban experience that's a bit more upmarket than Baracoa, Porto's Bakery or Mambo Cafe, Cuban Bistro is on Maryland between Broadway and Harvard.

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