Most tempting are the Cuban cafes. Jose Santana’s El Cristo Restaurant on Calle Ocho [“Eighth Street”] is considered the best of these, with an unassuming, openly welcoming atmosphere.
“Latino people like value for money,” Santana said. “Our grilled sandwich Cubano, for example, was originally designed to feed hungry laborers, so it’s filled high with ham, cheese, pickles, and mustard. Other dishes were borrowed from similar Hispanic cultures, such as Colombian crispy fried chicharrón pork rinds, or Argentine marinated skirt steak served with green chimichurri sauce made from chopped parsley, oregano, and garlic.”
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