Best Upscale Cuban Food Bembe (2008)


Like most bembes, this one can be found only by those in the know. Look for the twin palms that mark the spot and listen for the rhumbas and sons that punctuate the air. Elbow your way to the bar at Isla, call for a mojito, and settle in for a feast that begins with a changing array of empanaditas and ends with a snifter of aged rum. All that's missing is the cigar smoke and a dancing orisha.


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