El Colmao | Mid-Wilshire/ Hancock Park | Caribbean, Cuban | Restaurant
Start with the avocado salad — cool, ripe chunks garnished with thin slices of raw onion and dressed with splashes of vinegar and torrents of good Spanish olive oil; then a heaping plateful of thin, pounded circles of unripe plantains, fried crisp as potato chips and dusted with salt. Next, boiled yucca; a big plateful of moros y cristianos (Moors and Christians), a tasty miscegenation of black beans and rice fried with garlic and gobbets of fat pork; piles of fried fresh ham, pierna de puerco, crisp and brown on the outside and meltingly tender within, topped with an immoderate portion of caramelized onions. For dessert: good flan and torpor — and strong Cuban espresso.

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Price: $
Payment Type: All Major Credit Cards

Parking: Lot Available, Meters

Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary

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