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Where To Find Cuban Food in Las Vegas

Arroz con polloropa vieja, medianoche, and more

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Travellng to Cuba from the United States may be easier than it was 10 years ago, but the process is still not a simple one. Technically, visits to Cuba must fall under one of 12 approved reasons, including humanitarian aid and journalistic activity. Once there, spending money can be tricky, since the U.S. Department of State forbids Americans from patronizing a growing list of hotels, stores, and other businesses.

While it’s true that eating Cuban food in Cuba is always preferred, a slew of Las Vegas restaurants serve popular dishes. Of course, each has a Cuban sandwich on the menu, but go for more interesting dish such as arroz con pollo, ropa vieja, and medianoche. Here’s where to go for a taste of Cuba in Sin City.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. El Varaderito

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342 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107
(702) 834-5489

Colorful El Varaderito honors the diverse array of cultures that have influenced Cuban cuisine. Diners can expect everything from spaghetti to roasted pork and rice with black beans. The dessert menu includes guava milkshakes and baked goods set out in a display.

Roast pork with black beans, rice, and sweet plantains at El Varaderito
Roast pork with black beans, rice, and sweet plantains at El Varaderito
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2. Florida Cafe Cuban Bar & Grill

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1401 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 385-3013
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Helmed by Havana native chef Sergio Perez, Florida Cafe Cuban Bar & Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the morning, diners can order la vida facil (eggs, white rice, and fried plantains). For lunch the classic Cuban sandwich makes the menu, and then for dinner, the restaurant serves a selection of fresh seafood dishes including fried whole snapper marinated in citrus. All dishes are accompanied by white rice and black beans.

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Florida Cafe Cuban Bar & Grill
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3. Carlitos Cuban Food #1

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2680 S Maryland Pkwy B
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 485-5930
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For some quick Cuban takeout, it’s hard to beat Carlitos Cuban Food. The inexpensive restaurant serves classic dishes such as ropa vieja, plantains, and yucca fries.

Ropa vieja at Carlitos Cuban Food
Ropa vieja at Carlitos Cuban Food
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4. El Tinajon

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3762 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 531-2743
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Adorned with lush imagery of Cuba, this eastside restaurant serves a straightforward menu that includes Cuban staples such as rice and beans, yucca, and masa de puerco frita. A variety of Cuban coffee drinks also make an appearance on the menu.

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El Tinajon
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5. Havana Express Cuban Kitchen & Bakery

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7302, 2590 E Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 960-2555
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For a drive-through Cuban experience, diners can head to Havana Express Cuban Kitchen & Bakery. The casual restaurant serves croqueta de jamon, tamal cubano, and more on the go. There’s even Cuban pizza with ham and cheese, plus an on-site bakery.

Combo plate at Havana Express
Combo plate at Havana Express
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6. Cuban Sylvain Bakery

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2510 E Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 433-3230
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Despite the name, Cuban Sylvain Bakery is more than just a bakery. The restaurant does serve fruity desserts such as tartaleta de guayaba, but there’s also pan con lechon, chorizo pizza, and lasagna.

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Chorizo pizza at Cuban Sylvain Bakery
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7. Cuba Café

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2055 E Tropicana Ave #1
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 795-7070
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Located near UNLV, Cuba Cafe features easy Cuban dining for students and tourists on the Strip. The restaurant specializes in Cuban tapas, such as ceviche, lamb chops, and tostones rellenos. True to its name, the medianoche (a sandwich served on egg bread and filled with pork, ham, cheese, and pickles) is an ideal late-night meal that goes perfectly with a pitcher of the restaurant’s fresh mojitos.

Tasting plate at Cuba Cafe
Tasting plate at Cuba Cafe
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8. The Sugar Corner

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1083 E Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 222-2223
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Diners dreaming of stepping inside an authentic Cuban bakery will find that and more at The Sugar Corner. In addition to serving cookies, merengues, and guava coconut turnovers, the restaurant offers medianoche sandwiches, ropa vieja tacos, and Cuban coffee drinks.

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9. Havana Grill

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8878 S Eastern Ave #100
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 932-9310
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The banana leaf wallpaper and tropical murals lend a vacation-like atmosphere to Havana Grill. The Cuban restaurant is known for its shrimp ceviche with avocado and its savory pork dishes including chuleta de puerco (grilled pork chops marinated in citrus, garlic and oil). A lively happy hour offers mini Cuban sandwiches and speciality mojitos

Havana Grill
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1. El Varaderito

342 S Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89107
Roast pork with black beans, rice, and sweet plantains at El Varaderito
Roast pork with black beans, rice, and sweet plantains at El Varaderito
Shaun B./Yelp

Colorful El Varaderito honors the diverse array of cultures that have influenced Cuban cuisine. Diners can expect everything from spaghetti to roasted pork and rice with black beans. The dessert menu includes guava milkshakes and baked goods set out in a display.

342 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107

2. Florida Cafe Cuban Bar & Grill

1401 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89104
<span data-author="4336141">Florida Cafe Cuban Bar &amp; Grill</span>
Florida Cafe Cuban Bar & Grill
KKdaniel’s D./Yelp

Helmed by Havana native chef Sergio Perez, Florida Cafe Cuban Bar & Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the morning, diners can order la vida facil (eggs, white rice, and fried plantains). For lunch the classic Cuban sandwich makes the menu, and then for dinner, the restaurant serves a selection of fresh seafood dishes including fried whole snapper marinated in citrus. All dishes are accompanied by white rice and black beans.

1401 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104

3. Carlitos Cuban Food #1

2680 S Maryland Pkwy B, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Ropa vieja at Carlitos Cuban Food
Ropa vieja at Carlitos Cuban Food
Regina I./Yelp

For some quick Cuban takeout, it’s hard to beat Carlitos Cuban Food. The inexpensive restaurant serves classic dishes such as ropa vieja, plantains, and yucca fries.

2680 S Maryland Pkwy B
Las Vegas, NV 89109

4. El Tinajon

3762 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121
<span data-author="4336141">El Tinajon</span>
El Tinajon
Natalie K./Yelp

Adorned with lush imagery of Cuba, this eastside restaurant serves a straightforward menu that includes Cuban staples such as rice and beans, yucca, and masa de puerco frita. A variety of Cuban coffee drinks also make an appearance on the menu.

3762 E Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89121

5. Havana Express Cuban Kitchen & Bakery

7302, 2590 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Combo plate at Havana Express
Combo plate at Havana Express
Marites D./Yelp

For a drive-through Cuban experience, diners can head to Havana Express Cuban Kitchen & Bakery. The casual restaurant serves croqueta de jamon, tamal cubano, and more on the go. There’s even Cuban pizza with ham and cheese, plus an on-site bakery.

7302, 2590 E Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89121

6. Cuban Sylvain Bakery

2510 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Chorizo pizza at <span data-author="4336141">Cuban Sylvain Bakery </span>
Chorizo pizza at Cuban Sylvain Bakery
E U./Yelp

Despite the name, Cuban Sylvain Bakery is more than just a bakery. The restaurant does serve fruity desserts such as tartaleta de guayaba, but there’s also pan con lechon, chorizo pizza, and lasagna.

2510 E Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89121

7. Cuba Café

2055 E Tropicana Ave #1, Las Vegas, NV 89119
Tasting plate at Cuba Cafe
Tasting plate at Cuba Cafe
Jeff Y./Yelp

Located near UNLV, Cuba Cafe features easy Cuban dining for students and tourists on the Strip. The restaurant specializes in Cuban tapas, such as ceviche, lamb chops, and tostones rellenos. True to its name, the medianoche (a sandwich served on egg bread and filled with pork, ham, cheese, and pickles) is an ideal late-night meal that goes perfectly with a pitcher of the restaurant’s fresh mojitos.

2055 E Tropicana Ave #1
Las Vegas, NV 89119

8. The Sugar Corner

1083 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119
The Sugar Corner
The Sugar Corner
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Diners dreaming of stepping inside an authentic Cuban bakery will find that and more at The Sugar Corner. In addition to serving cookies, merengues, and guava coconut turnovers, the restaurant offers medianoche sandwiches, ropa vieja tacos, and Cuban coffee drinks.

1083 E Tropicana Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89119

9. Havana Grill

8878 S Eastern Ave #100, Las Vegas, NV 89123
Havana Grill
Havana Grill
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The banana leaf wallpaper and tropical murals lend a vacation-like atmosphere to Havana Grill. The Cuban restaurant is known for its shrimp ceviche with avocado and its savory pork dishes including chuleta de puerco (grilled pork chops marinated in citrus, garlic and oil). A lively happy hour offers mini Cuban sandwiches and speciality mojitos

8878 S Eastern Ave #100
Las Vegas, NV 89123

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