Restaurant News & Reviews

Havana Jax Cafe

Capital Commerce Plaza, 109 Capcom Ave., Wake Forest.

570-9004.

Cuisine: Cuban.

Rating: ***

Prices: entrees average less than $10.

Atmosphere: casual and cozy in tropical pastels.

Service: small-town friendly, usually efficient.

Recommended: croquetas de jamon, ropa vieja, rice pudding.

Open: breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday.

Reservations: accepted.

Other: Visa, MasterCard, American Express; beer and wine permits pending; smoke-free; kid-friendly.

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

**** Extraordinary.

*** Excellent.

** Good.

* Fair.

Zero stars: Poor

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