The dining rooms at this Cuban restaurant feel as if they're movie sets of Old Havana, with dramatic touches upstairs and down. Carved second-level balconies, "weathered" facades, and stained glass replicate the Cuban city. Start your meal with a meat-filled arepa rellena corn cake or a platter of two to four empananadas filled with savory ground beef and olives, chicken, cheese, or pork. For the main course, consider the churrasco a la Cubana (grilled skirt steak)
with a lemon-onion sauce plus a watercress-mushroom escabeche salad. Go traditional with a pressed Cuban sandwich, which is part of classic platter with black bean soup, salad, and chips, or a good version of the traditional Latin dish ropa vieja, shredded beef brisket with tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions in a red wine sauce.