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Old 03-18-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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Wow, you just took me back... There was this wonderful place on the Upper West Side called Flor de Mayo, and I think the entire staff was Chinese. But they would cook these great Latin/Asian dishes, like bistec with fried rice and plantains. My wife and I had plenty of meals there when we were dating.
Remember those days also,the chinese folk can cook some serious spanish food.When in rome....
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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I like Caribbean Cafe in Raleigh.
Caribbean Cafe - Delicious latin food in Raleigh,NC.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:58 AM
 
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It sounds great. Too bad it's 30 minutes from my house
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Old 03-19-2010, 12:27 PM
 
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The old clothes, white rice and maduros are my favorite at Havana Grill. I love their cafe con leche and tostada any time of the day. Reminds me of Grandma's and yes, spanish kids were given coffee. At least the Cubans ones were.

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Old 03-19-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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Remember those days also,the chinese folk can cook some serious spanish food.When in rome....
They were probably Chinese Cubans. They used to own lots of places in the 60' & 70's. You could get great Cuban and Chinese food all in one place.
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Old 03-19-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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I love cuban food also, but you aren't going to find good cuban food here in NC. I agree with the original poster than Carmine's is awful. I moved here from NJ and miss lots of good food options like Chinese & Italian. However, I have picked up amazing Mexican and BBQ in NC. I have given up finding anything that blows me away that isn't a local specialty. Embrace what this area does best and make your own food for the stuff you miss. And for those meat cuts you can't find go to Cliff's in Carrboro.
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:50 PM
 
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Carmens needs to stop using texas pete and tomato paste and start using sofrito and adobo to season their carne. The papas are pretty good though and they used to do salsa nights on fridays

Carribean is really good and the portions are huge, love the tostones there too
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Old 03-19-2010, 11:52 PM
 
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Side note my wife is french and can't cook rice or a good pernil. I love her to death but if anyone is cooking this at home I would gladly pay you for a plate.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Holly Springs, NC
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I have tried Carmen, Havana Grill and Caribbean Cafe... So far Caribbean Cafe is the best one so far. Yes, it's a long drive but it's worth it! If you are not up for the "trip", Havana Grill is not bad but it is mostly Cuban cuisine. Caribbean Cafe is Dominican/Puerto Rican food.
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Old 03-22-2010, 06:51 AM
 
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I am a big fan of Oakwood Cafe. I enjoyed my Lechon at Havana Grill as well. Not Filipino lechon, but it did well enough.
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