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“Unique Little Place”
Review of Coral de Cuba

Coral de Cuba
Ranked #1,138 of 2,537 Restaurants in Edmonton
Price range: USD 8 - USD 12
Cuisines: Cuban, Vietnamese, Canadian
Description: Cuban cuisine is a blend of Native American Taino food, Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines. Some Cuban recipes share spices and techniques with Spanish and African cooking, with some Caribbean influence in spice and flavor. This results in a unique, interesting and flavorful blend of the several different cultural influences, with strong similarities with the cuisine of the neighboring Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.As a result of the colonization of Cuba by Spain, one of the main influences on the cuisine is from Spain. Along with Spain, other culinary influences include Africa, from the Africans that were brought to Cuba as slaves, and French, from the French colonists that came to Cuba from Haiti.Another important factor is that Cuba itself is an island, making seafood something that greatly influences Cuban cuisine. Another contributing factor to Cuban cuisine is the fact that Cuba is in a tropical climate. The tropical climate produces fruits and root vegetables that are used in Cuban dishes and meals. A typical meal would consist of rice and beans, cooked together or apart.
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Description: Cuban cuisine is a blend of Native American Taino food, Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines. Some Cuban recipes share spices and techniques with Spanish and African cooking, with some Caribbean influence in spice and flavor. This results in a unique, interesting and flavorful blend of the several different cultural influences, with strong similarities with the cuisine of the neighboring Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.As a result of the colonization of Cuba by Spain, one of the main influences on the cuisine is from Spain. Along with Spain, other culinary influences include Africa, from the Africans that were brought to Cuba as slaves, and French, from the French colonists that came to Cuba from Haiti.Another important factor is that Cuba itself is an island, making seafood something that greatly influences Cuban cuisine. Another contributing factor to Cuban cuisine is the fact that Cuba is in a tropical climate. The tropical climate produces fruits and root vegetables that are used in Cuban dishes and meals. A typical meal would consist of rice and beans, cooked together or apart.
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We always like to try new types of food, we haven't tried Cuban food before (besides cubanos sandwiches). It was quiet, it lacks ambiance. The server was very friendly. The menu is Asian and Cuban, which is an interesting combination. We started with pork salad rolls, they were ok. I had shrimp creole with rice and beans, it was mild in flavor, so there was lots of hot sauce added. My husband had shredded beef with rice and beans. The portions were good considering it's not expensive. We enjoyed it for a quick meal.

Thank Maybellelovesfood
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Went there for the To try the Cuban food. Weird combination of styles but at least the Cuban food was pretty good. I would have loved for a bit more Cuban dishes but having both cuisines I can understand why they can't go crazy with the menu. The place was nice and open and clean. The owners were friendly and attentive. Not the best location for a restaurant but I recommend you go give it a try as it is pretty good.

Thank G-normalguy
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Great place and great food.

Lots of Cuban people here when I finally went to this local restaurant. I was not disappointed. Although the menu was limited ( a bonus in my humble opinion) the quality was amazing. Tried the Cuban specials which were superb

Can't wait to go back and ample the Vietnamese

Thank Vagrant385
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Don't let the location throw you off. This is a place you can enjoy for the good eats. Very authentic Cuban dishes. Generous portions. Price reasonable too. Would definitely go again.

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Thank RonB473
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

A fairly new restaurant, at the East end of the city. They serve Cuban & Vietnamese food.
We tried the Cuban dishes. I had "Ropa vieja", which is roasted shredded beef. served with "Moros y cristianos" (rice with black beans) & salad. Very tasty, a little bit on the salty side.
The people there were very nice, they explained the different dishes at our request, so, we could chose.
The place itself is very attractive, not too big, cozy, lots of windows.
An interesting place to try something different.
I believe they are the only Cuban restaurant in town.
Worth a visit..

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Thank Nonnita02
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