Lakeview East Dining Guide - Page 14

COHIBA CUBAN CUISINE 2835 N. BROADWAY 773.935.8866 A wonderful ethnic option in the Lakeview East Neighborhood, Cohiba Cuban Cuisine is tucked away just north of Diversey on Broadway. Enjoy classic Cuban cuisine like Ropa Vieja, tostones and Cuban sandwiches, or go for a premium surf and turf dish. You’ll find plenty of ambiance, and an elegant party room upstairs. They have also recently added drinks to their offerings, including margaritas, mojitos and bloody marys. About the owners/founders: ELIDA SORIA & JAVIER BERREGO Although one of the owners of Cohiba Cuban Cuisine is from Mexico, she is infatuated with Cuban food, culture and people. Elida Soria, has rounded up a staff of Cuban friends — including a Cuban chef. The Mexico native moved to Chicago after visiting her brother here in 1998. She met her partner Javier Borrego when she was working for Café Bustelo and they have been best friends ever since.