Glenn Lindgren: The Cuban food here is the real deal – and the prices are down to earth. Many restaurants in this price range are full of Formica and paper placemats. At Sabor a Cuba you 'll find a tastefully decorated dining room with dark, Spanish-style furniture and burgundy tablecloths.
Raúl Musibay: Sabor a Cuba has a very complete menu with all of the Cuban favorites. They have a very good Cuban sandwich – although you might want to ask them to hold the mustard. They can go overboard with the mustard.
Jorge Castillo: Sabor a Cuba has good Cuban-style tamales served with a slice of melted cheese on the top – a nice touch.
Glenn Lindgren: Most of the food is very good. The garlic chicken was a little dry and didn't have the intense flavor we're used to. Maybe they need to marinade it longer or use more spices in the cooking.
Jorge Castillo: The lechón asado was nicely prepared and flavorful – no complaints there. We haven't tried the paella – it takes 45 minutes to an hour to prepare – but diners at another table said it was excellent. It sure looked good, with a nice presentation.
Raúl Musibay: Sabor a Cuba prepares shrimp in Creole sauce and they are very good, although you could always use an extra shrimp or two.
Glenn Lindgren: The chef uses a similar preparation for the red snapper, a moist and tender fish.
Jorge Castillo: The servings are large here with plenty of leftovers to take home – if your hotel room has a refrigerator that is!
Glenn Lindgren: Sabor a Cuba's desserts are definitely worth saving room for: the coconut flan in particular is very rich and satisfying.
PRICES: Moderate. Most entrees less tha $13.00
BAR: No. You can bring your own bottle and they provide set ups.
CARDS: Accepts all major credit cards.
Sabor a Cuba
1833 W Wilson
Chicago, IL 60640