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Winter Restaurant Guide 2016: Caribbean/Cuban 

Boswell's Jamaican Grill
3521 Tulane Ave., (504) 482-6600
The menu includes jerk chicken and pork, curried goat, fried fish, po-boys and more. Oxtail is prepared in a stew with vegetables and gravy and is served with broad beans. Jerk chicken comes with plantains and two sides. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Cane & Table
1113 Decatur St., (504) 581-1112;
Cauliflower paella includes cauliflower, saffron, crispy Brussels sprouts, oysters, mushrooms and capers. Three-pea hummus combines red peas, black-eyed peas, chickpeas and smoked cashew tahini and comes with yuca chips. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.-Fri, brunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Churros Cafe
3100 Kingman St., Metairie, (504) 885-6516
Shredded beef is simmered in red gravy and served with black beans and rice. Pork is marinated with orange bitters, garlic, onions and herbs, slow roasted and served with black beans, rice and yuca. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Country Flame
620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138
The menu includes Mexican and Cuban dishes. The Cuban sandwich combines marinated pork, ham, pickles, cheese and mustard on French bread. Chicken fajitas are served with guacamole, tortillas, rice and beans. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

El Libre
508 Dumaine St., (504) 309-2699;
The Cuban-themed cafe serves a Cuban sandwich featuring roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, mustard and French Pickl'er pickles on pressed French bread. Baked goods include tres leches cake, sweet plantain bread and cookies. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Rum House
3128 Magazine St., (504) 941-7560;
Red Curry Shrimp Rundown features jumbo Louisiana shrimp in creamy red curry sauce with coconut-mango rice. The seafood pepper pot contains mahi mahi, calamari, mussels, shrimp, scallops and cilantro in spicy Jamaican pepper pot sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

African | American | Bar & Grill | Barbecue | Brewpub
Burgers | Cafe | Cajun | Caribbean/Cuban | Chinese
Coffee & Dessert | Contemporary | Creole | Deli | Diner
Filipino | Fondue | French | Greek | Indian/Pakistani | Irish
Italian | Japanese/Sushi | Juice Bar | Korean | Latin American
Louisiana Contemporary | Mediterranean/Middle Eastern | Mexican/Southwestern
Music and Food | Neighborhood | Pan-Asian | Pizza | Sandwiches & Po-boys
Seafood | Soul Food | Steakhouse | Tapas/Spanish | Thai | Vietnamese

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