Casa Lario's

Though Casa Larios' claim to celebrity fame is that Gloria Estefan launched her career here, the real draws are the close-to-homemade Cuban staples. Dishes include ample servings of fried pork, roast chicken, and rice and beans. The moist, sweet plantains are actually better than many an abuelita's home cooking. (But don't tell her!) Regulars like to chow down on fare such as terrific bistec de palomilla ($10.95), chicken fried with mojo ($10.95), and paella ($27.50). Try the house-made mamey flan ($4.50) for dessert; it'll leave your taste buds doing the conga.

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