Photo courtesy of Islas Canarias
Islas Canarias Restaurant
Cuisine: Cuban, European, Latin, Spanish
Price Range: $
Since 1977, Raul and Amelia Garcia, along with their two children, Nancy and Santiago, have been dishing up home-style Cuban goodness for their customers. Today, Spanish and Cuban favorites from the... Read More
Since 1977, Raul and Amelia Garcia, along with their two children, Nancy and Santiago, have been dishing up home-style Cuban goodness for their customers. Today, Spanish and Cuban favorites from the island, including oxtail in wine sauce and tamal en cazuela, are offered in a casual ambiance at this family-friendly eatery. Always packed with local devotees and travelers seeking an authentic Latin dining experience, this is a great choice for a crowd or if you are eating late in the evening. The food is comforting, with large portions and a variety that includes moist and tender top sirloin, spiced generously and served with their addictive papas fritas, or french fries. A second restaurant, Islas Canarias Cafe Restaurant and Bakery on SW 137th Avenue, takes these Cuban roots and updates them for a community that longs for green salads, modern grilled dishes, pasta, an extensive wine list and plenty of sweets.
- Cuban: "Make sure to visit all their locations as the menus vary (always good food, just different dishes at each place)."
- Best for Cuban Because: Islas Canarias is unpretentious, family-friendly and full of comfort foods – which is usually what you're looking for when in search of Cuban fare.