El Libre serves up classic Cuban cuisine and cocktails in the former Uptown location of Bud's Broiler on Calhoun Street. 

Caribbean/Cuban 14 Parishes

Pythian Market, 234 Loyola Ave.; Jamaican-style oxtail stew is served with two sides such as plantains, jasmine rice, cabbage and rice and peas. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Boswell’s Jamaican Grill Restaurant

3521 Tulane Ave., (504) 482-6600 Jerk chicken comes with plantains and two sides such as rice and peas, callaloo greens, rice, french fries or steamed vegetables. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., early dinner Tue.-Sat. Checks accepted. $$ 

Churros Cafe

3100 Kingman St., Metairie, (504) 885-6516 Slow-roasted pork is marinated in orange, garlic and herbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Fri.-Sat. $$

El Libre

3151 Calhoun St., (504) 309-2699;

The Cuban sandwich is mojo-marinated slow-roasted pork shoulder pressed on Cuban-style bread with ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$


508 Dumaine St., (504) 603-2740;

Ropa vieja tops corn arepas and is served with pickles. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner daily. $$

Que Rico Cuban Cafe

4200 Magazine St., (504) 827-1398;

Pork tops a salad of greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions served with tostones. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

The Rum House

3128 Magazine St., (504) 941-7560;

Duck Duck Goose tacos are filled with twice-cooked duck, duck cracklings, vinegar slaw and tamarind sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$