La Rosa Fine Cuban Cuisine
La Rosa takes hearty Cuban food, the kind you’ll find at most Cuban restaurants in Miami, and dresses it up. Their dining room is set with white tablecloths and many of their dishes are artistically garnished with edible flowers. They also have the most colorful vaca frita we’ve ever seen—but not the best. It’s missing that quintessential crispiness that all the best vaca fritas usually have. Not everything is a miss though. Order the croquetas de bacalao, which are light, delicate, and fluffy. And definitely get the star of the menu, the pork chicharrones so fresh they’re still crackling when you eat them.
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