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New York, New York
July 23, 2009
July 7, 2004
Son Cubano is in the old Meatpacking District and in the heart of what is fast becoming the most fun section of New York's nightlife.
The building is colorful from the outside with bright Cuban tiles spelling out the restaurant's name. Inside you are greeted with big smiles from the Cuban staff, who are all gorgeous. The Cuban band is playing great music and a few tables may be on the small dance floor dancing. Everyone seems to be laughing and having a great time. The staff and the patrons seem to share the spirit of great food, good music and laughter.
The waitstaff is friendly and charming. We ordered mojitos to start the evening and they were perfect. They tasted like the ones I had in Havana. We went the tapas route, not ordering a main entree, but lots of small dishes to share. My favorite was the coconut shrimp and the small Cuban ham sandwiches.
The night was fun, we loved the band, and the food was very good. The service was outstanding. Even the faux Havana interior did not seem corny. The exposed brick walls and ornate chandeliers seemed authentic.
If you can't make a trip to Havana, this is the next best thing.
From journal The Big Apple in June