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“Authentic Cubano food... tastes great!”

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The Cuban Crocodile
Ranked #83 of 126 Restaurants in Long Beach
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Nice spacious place to eat.. menu was varied and the food that we ordered was very good. If you want to get a good authentic Cuban meal.. it's worth the trip.

Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

In a town known by the local foodies as mediocre at best for most of the restaurants, this was far from mediocre. There were 6 in our party. We started with cocktails at the bar. The jalepeno mojito was, quite frankly, the hottest drink I've ever had. They muddle the seeds in and it creates unparalleled heat. Phenomenal! Later on we also had sangria. I've found everyone's taste in sangria tends to vary widely. I found the sangria to be outstanding - not too sweet.

For dinner we had all different kinds of entrees: The salmon, Arroz con Pollo, Paella, lobster salad sandwich, Ropa Viejo. With the exception of the lobster salad sandwich which was lacking the avocados listed on the menu, everything was excellent. Very flavorful, fresh seafood and generous portions. For dessert, a flan was ordered and it was succulent.

The cost is in line with most of the other restaurants in the area with average entrée prices in the 20's. The chef came by our table to check in and was most gracious. He brought out a plate of sliced avocados for our missing ingredient. The service was adequate and mostly family.

This is an earnest restaurant with a talented kitchen and I look forward to returning again when in town.

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Thank Always_On_Vacay2014
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Not only very expensive, but has nothing to do with cuban food. The only cuban thing here was the waitress who by the way was totally clueless about the food and everything, I think she was in training, people that was with me and was having this type of food for the time, said that it was horrible and expensive.

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Thank cam12reyes
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Food was delicious and live band on a Friday was unexpected but pleasant. Nice time until a fight almost broke out at the bar. Thanks to another bar customer, it was difussed and they continued drinking. Two different types of clientelle - the dinner patrons and the wild bunch bar crawlers who drink excessively and cannot control themselves. Hard to enjoy your meal when you have to watch your back.

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1  Thank Food723
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Reviewed 22 February 2013 via mobile

The above says it all. We wanted to like this place, but the food was very plain with very little Cuban tast, if any,

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Thank JamesofLB
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