A first generation Cuban-American born in Miami, Kristy Soccarás Bigelow came to Denver in the 90s and found a city lacking the food she grew up with and craved. Though she’d come to The Mile High to pursue a degree in social work, she eventually made the jump to restaurant ownership with the support of her husband, Brian, opening Cuba Cuba in two aqua-colored historic homes in 2001. Now, the cafe is a longstanding Denver classic, and the brand has evolved to also include the fast-casual Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria with four locations in the Denver metro area. If you’re looking for mojitos, Cuban sandwiches, picadillo, and more traditional Cuban fare, look no further.
How to order: Open for dine-in, call 303-605-2822 to order pickup, or get delivery via UberEats and DoorDash