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Son Cubano

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Son Cubano

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Address: 405 W. 14th St (bet 9th Ave & Washington St)
City: New York, NY
Zip: 10014
Phone: (212) 366-1640
Site: Visit the restaurant site
Map: Map
Cuisine: Cuban
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Area: Meatpacking District


Gazing from the window of Son Cubano onto the cobblestone road one might imagine that they are in Cuba. An early arrival to the Meatpacking District, the restaurant offers a warm atmosphere with a definite Latin flair. Pictures of old Cuba line the walls and while this place lights up on weekends, it's actually a very nice place for a quiet lunch. Start with some coconut shrimp or empanadas. The Papitas Rellenas Con Picadillo, golfball-size potato croquettes stuffed with meat and peas, also makes for a great appetizer. Ropa Vieja, which actually means "Old Clothes" offers hearty pieces of flank steak smothered in onions and peppers with a side of perfectly cooked yucca fries. Add a few Coronas or a Cuba Libre and you're set. Other noteworthy entrees include Salmon En Salsa Mango, Atlantic salmon sautéed in a tangy mango sauce ($20) and Mariscada En Salsa De Ajo, mixed seafood sautéed in garlic ($23). Desserts include traditional flan and cinnamon rice pudding, and a super sweet sponge cake known as Tres Leche. On weekends Son Cubano is transformed into a night club as tables are removed to make room for live entertainment and dancing. And is known to have some celebrity sightings. Get there early and make a night of it!

Review By: Thomas Rafael