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Glenn Lindgren: We're not sure why so many Cubans ended up in New Jersey, but there is a large and vibrant Cuban community here. Although the population has spread to the suburbs, Union City New Jersey still has a thriving area of Cuban businesses along Bergenline Avenue.

Jorge Castillo: The local Cubans pronounce it: "Bergelain."

Glenn Lindgren: Well Bergenline Avenue is like an open air market of Cuban culture with many bodegas, markets, panaderías, tiendas, and great Cuban restaurants. If you want an immersion in Cuban culture, take a walk along this strip on a warm spring day!

Jorge Castillo: The Latin American Restaurant here would feel right at home in Miami.

Raúl Musibay: Except for one thing, no palm trees outside. They have formal seating and a walk-up lunch counter inside where you can get one of several great Cuban sandwiches. The Cubano is generously stuffed with real lechón asado, hand-cut slices of bolo ham and a creamy Swiss cheese. A few minutes on the plancha and the sandwich is delivered to your plate with a crisp outside and a warm, cheesy inside.

Jorge Castillo: Some people insist that it's not a real Cuban sandwich unless it's served on a square plate.

Raúl Musibay: I don't care if they serve it on a triangle – this is a great Cuban sandwich!

Glenn Lindgren: This is a classic Cuban restaurant with all of the most popular Cuban dishes. Everything is prepared to order – except side dishes and the lechón, obviously – and the food is very delicious.

Raúl Musibay: They make a very good picadillo, nice and meaty with a good flavor. And they do the frijoles negros right – which is always a good sign.

Jorge Castillo: The Latin American Cafeteria serve good food at cheap prices, and they give you plenty to eat for your money.

Glenn Lindgren: Explore the menu for yourself. We don't think you'll find anything that will disappoint you and there are many treasures here.

HOURS: Open daily, 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. | Closed Wednesdays.

PRICES: Very reasonable

DRESS: Casual

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Latin American Restaurant

Latin America Restaurant
4317 Bergenline Ave
Union City, NJ 7087

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