Details

Cubano's

1201 Fidler Ln.
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20910

301-563-4020

Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park

Cuisines: South American, Cuban

Opening Hours:
Sunday through Thursday 11:30 AM to 9:30 PM, Friday and Saturday 11:30 to 10:30 PM

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Silver Spring

Price Range: Moderate

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Best Dishes:
Plantain chips; yuca rellenas; chicharrones; black bean soup; cream of green plantain soup; roast pork; ropa vieja; pan-fried shredded steak with mojo; red snapper with Pernod and peppers; paella; pan-fried trout; coconut flan; guava-caramel bread pudding

Price Details:
Dinner for two, about $75.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups

Scene: Outdoor Seating

Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Thursday, 3 PM to 6 PM.

Happy Hour Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Cubano's

A festive Cuban spot with a twinkling outdoor terrace.

From September 2004 "Best of Silver Spring"

Plantain chips, slick with garlicky mojo, and one of the bar's classic mojitos, made with fresh mint, will get things off to a roaring start. Other possibilities are yuca rellenas, stubby fritters stuffed with the ground-beef mixture called picadillo, and chicharrones, here made with chicken--and delicious. Classic black-bean soup wows, cream of green-plantain soup even more so.

Main-course wonders range from tender roast pork and ropa vieja to more esoteric dishes like pan-fried shredded steak with mojo and caramelized onions, and red snapper with Pernod and peppers. Watch for specials like paella and pan-fried trout. Coconut flan and bread pudding layered with guava and caramel are the desserts of choice--tres leches cake is as dry as Zwieback. On warm fall evenings, the terrace, twinkling with tiny white lights and bright with cascading flowers, is the place to be. But inside beckons, too, with its colorful walls, cubist art, and overstuffed red couches evoking vintage Cuban chic.