While rice and beans, yucca, and tamales are notable dishes, it is irrefutable that the king of Cuban foods is the lechon asado. Thanks to Spanish colonization and the presence of Caribbean and African slaves throughout history, Cuban cuisine is a combination of various influences. The food borrows origins from different cultures to create a hearty cuisine that is enriching and filling. Lechon asado is a slow-roasted pork shoulder that is marinated in mojo, a marinade made from sour orange, garlic, onion, oil, and herbs. The ending result is a fall-apart plate of pork that is succulent and luscious, served alongside caramelized onions and topped with even more mojo.
Where to try it: Versailles. 3555 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135. (305) 444-0240