So, you made it down to Cuba. You took in the beautiful sun, the sand, the music, the friendly people. Then there was the food. For me when I was there, it was hit and miss (sadly more often a miss than a hit). I thought that was the way Cuban food was to be – sadly missing a lot. Imagine my surprise when I found this little gem of a Cuban restaurant along the Danforth.
Mambo Lounge is uniquely Cuban with so many menu options. In fact, this is the food that I wish I could have had while I was visiting Cuba. There is always wonderful live entertainment – from salsa dancers to a Cuban band. Oh! Don’t forget to try the mojitos! At Mambo – they make mojitos the way they are supposed to be – with real Cuban rum.
Unlike the large impersonal restaurants, with their stiff and formal white table cloths, this smaller, family run establishment is warm and authentic. While they have a traditional menu, I would recommend the tapas – the small bites – to get a true taste of really great Cuban food.
Be certain to make a reservation. It is small space and fills up quickly.