Andres Restaurant

Venue Info

Andres is a lifeboat for Cuban cuisine in a region that tends to look South of the Border, rather than off the coast of Florida, for its Latin food fix. The highway-side staple is large, with tables draped in cloth and a glass-roofed atrium where you can in tuck into Cuban paella (which you'll have to request a day in advance) or the emblematic ropa vieja (shredded beef with simmered onions and peppers in a wine pan sauce). Puerto Rican flavors (the nationality of the Cuban owner's wife) pop up here and there, notably in the pollo a la plancha (a lemon-garlic chicken breast with lots of onion). Finish with a flan and a Cuban espresso, señor. You can stop into the next-door latin market should you be inspired to pick up spices to make Cuban food at home, plus authentic additions from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica and Venezuela.

San Diego

Andres Restaurant

Andres Restaurant

Andres is a lifeboat for Cuban cuisine in a region that tends to look South of the Border, rather than off the coast of Florida, for its Latin food fix. The highway-side staple is large, with tables draped in cloth and a glass-roofed atrium where you can in tuck into Cuban paella (which you'll have to request a day in advance) or the emblematic ropa vieja (shredded beef with simmered onions and peppers in a wine pan sauce). Puerto Rican flavors (the nationality of the Cuban owner's wife) pop up here and there, notably in the pollo a la plancha (a lemon-garlic chicken breast with lots of onion). Finish with a flan and a Cuban espresso, señor. You can stop into the next-door latin market should you be inspired to pick up spices to make Cuban food at home, plus authentic additions from Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica and Venezuela.