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2013 Winter Restaurant Guide: Caribbean/ Cuban 

Caribbean/ Cuban

BOSWELL'S JAMAICAN GRILL
3521 Tulane Ave., (504) 482-6600
Oxtail is smothered in gravy and served with broad beans. The jerk chicken is served with two sides and plantains. No reservations. Delivery available. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

COUNTRY FLAME
620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138
The ropa vieja is a traditional Cuban version of stewed shredded beef served over rice. The Cuban pressed sandwich features ham, roasted pork and cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MOJITO'S RUM BAR & GRILL
437 Esplanade Ave., (504) 252-4800; www.mojitosnola.com
The Aruba scallops feature sea scallops with white chocolate-chipotle sauce, grits and vegetables. The Jamaican pork chop is marinated in jerk seasoning and served with mango-apple sauce, black beans and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE RUM HOUSE
3128 Magazine St., (504) 941-7560; www.rumhousenola.com
Roasted sweet potatoes, toasted pecans, goat cheese crumbles, shaved red onions and spinach leaves tossed in curry vinaigrette jazz up the Rum House salad. Island-style Cuban steak features medium-rare flank steak prepared with ginger-soy-pineapple marinade, served with black beans and cornbread dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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