photo credit: El Puro
El Puro Cuban Restaurant
El Puro looks and feels straight out of pre-revolutionary Havana, with an atmosphere and a menu of Cuban classics to back it up. Go for dinner, when there’s live music (and, sometimes, a fun dance floor), and order some queso frito topped with sweet rum-soaked raisins and fried pork shoulder that arrives on a small charcoal roasting grill, still smoking and smothered in onion mojo. They have dependably great cocktails, served in tiki glasses and garnished with things like charred edible flowers, which you should drink in the glow of the neon sign hanging above the stage.