Restaurant News & Reviews


19 W. Hargett St., Raleigh.


Cuisine: Cuban.

Rating: **

Prices: entrees $11 to $16.

Atmosphere: cozy city cafe.

Service: sometimes slow but eager to please.

Recommended: tostones, Cuban cigars, pinon, pargo.

Open: Lunch and dinner daily.

Reservations: suggested on weekends.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club; full bar; smoke-free; kid-tolerant.

The N&O's critic dines anonymously; the newspaper pays for all meals. We rank restaurants in four categories:

**** Among the Triangle's very best.

*** Rewarding experience.

** Generally acceptable.

* Hit-or-miss.

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