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Old 09-01-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Manassas
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I'm moving from Florida to the northern VA area (specifically Manassas) within the next two weeks. I'm excited to be moving but wonder if I will be able to obtain my comfort foods.

Should I stock up on staples and bring them up with me? Or are there any Cuban bakeries, food markets, restaurants in the area? I would greatly appreciate your suggestions! Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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Welcome!
I too am from the South of Florida and I miss my Cafecito' and Cuban Sandwiches daily!

I don't know about shops that sell cooking products, but I do have experience with one Cuban restaurant in the area.

I went to AguaViva in Alexandria and while the menu was very Cuban (and the Decor like Miami Vice) the food was a 5/10. One thing that bothered me is that we went early on a friday night and were one of the first people there for dinner and they were already out of tostones!! Their Maduros werent good at all and it just didn't taste cuban to me at all. The people were nice and the drinks were really good, but I wouldn't go back.

One place that I really want to try is Habana Village in DC Habanavillage_home

I have heard nothing but good things about the Cuban Sandwich from fast

And for a more expensive/upscale/fusion dining experience, I have friends who say that Cuba Libre is pretty good, but I have not tried it yet. Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Washington, DC

Please let me know if you find any hidden gems! I was down in Florida a few weeks ago and my first stop off the plane was La Carreta!
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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The Carribean Grill in Arlington (Lee Highway and George Mason) does a decent Cuban sandwich, although the overall atmosphere is nothing special and I'm not sure whether the other items on the menu would be considered Cuban.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:36 AM
 
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if you're out west, Mojitos and Tapas Restaurant in Warrenton may fit the bill. They have Cuban sandwiches and a large assortment of Spanish/Caribbean-influenced menu items.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:43 AM
 
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The Carribean Grill in Arlington (Lee Highway and George Mason) does a decent Cuban sandwich, although the overall atmosphere is nothing special and I'm not sure whether the other items on the menu would be considered Cuban.
Oops - meant to refer to the Caribbean Grill! Here's the menu (seems like some of the other items are indeed Cuban-inspired):

Caribbean Grill menu - Arlington, VA 22207 - (703) 241-8947
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Old 09-03-2012, 12:21 AM
 
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There is a very nice Cuban restaurant in Warrenton, VA called "Mojitos and Tapas". While we've only been there once, we really enjoyed the food. BTW - I am was raised by Cuban parents and I thought the food was quite good. You can visit their website mojitosandtapas.com to view the menu.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:39 PM
 
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It depends on what you're looking for. There's a heavy Latino presence in the area, mostly Central American, Peruvians, and Bolivians. There's a lot of overlap between the cuisines. For example, arroz con frijoles, platanitos, and most desserts are easy to find; with some searching you can find a decent lechon. A lot of the Spanish groceries here carry a good supply so no need to raid the almacen before you come up.

The only thing I haven't been able to find is a decent Cuban coffee, but any cafe can swing a decent espresso.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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Cuban Corner is in Rockville, MD--but if you've got a real hankering, it awaits.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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Cubano's in Silver Spring has pretty good Cuban food. Definitely check it out!
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