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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
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Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Runner-up: Havana Restaurant


3979 Buford Highway, Suite 108, 404-633-7549, www.havanarestaurantatlanta.com

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

And other metro Atlanta locations.
Runner-up
La Fonda Latina
2813 Peachtree Road, 404-816-8311, www.fellinisatlanta.com/lafonda.htm

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
What makes the Cuban cooking at PALOMILLA'S CUBAN GRILL HOUSE special? For one thing, its chef, Javier Salas, is Peruvian. Tidier than the usual cafe, Palomilla's offers some don't-miss dishes, such as the appetizer tamal, truly redolent of corn, served with a big tangle of pulled, roasted pork. Papamore...
What makes the Cuban cooking at PALOMILLA'S CUBAN GRILL HOUSE special? For one thing, its chef, Javier Salas, is Peruvian. Tidier than the usual cafe, Palomilla's offers some don't-miss dishes, such as the appetizer tamal, truly redolent of corn, served with a big tangle of pulled, roasted pork. Papa rellena, usually shaped into globes, is also somewhat deconstructed, with a free form from which a spicy picadillo erupts. Prices are cheap, especially at lunch, when daily specials are served. Among our favorites is Monday's chicken fricassee. less...

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Atlanta was lucky to take in a huge wave of Cuban immigrants in the ’70s, and we’re still reaping the culinary rewards. Ironic, then, that the chef at PALOMILLA’S, Javier Salas, actually is Peruvian. No matter. The new cafe features the best Cuban food Atlanta has ever seen.more...
Atlanta was lucky to take in a huge wave of Cuban immigrants in the ’70s, and we’re still reaping the culinary rewards. Ironic, then, that the chef at PALOMILLA’S, Javier Salas, actually is Peruvian. No matter. The new cafe features the best Cuban food Atlanta has ever seen. Lunchtime specials, such as chicken fricassee, are ridiculously inexpensive. The papa rellena — stuffed, deep-fried mashed potatoes — is a heavenly mixture of textures and flavors, with picadillo seeming to erupt from the loaf-sized appetizer. Other standouts: tamales, roasted pork and a mango pie that is without peer anywhere. less...

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
LAS PALMERAS may also be the best value in Midtown. The tiny, ambiance-free restaurant — not surprisingly located in the neighborhood that was home to Atlanta’s invasion of Cuban refugees in the ‘70s — serves inexpensive, savory home-style cooking. Our favorites remainmore...
LAS PALMERAS may also be the best value in Midtown. The tiny, ambiance-free restaurant — not surprisingly located in the neighborhood that was home to Atlanta’s invasion of Cuban refugees in the ‘70s — serves inexpensive, savory home-style cooking. Our favorites remain the masitas de puerco, the boliche and the fried chicken. The tamales are the best apps; the flan is flantastic. On a temperate evening, the patio is idyllic. less...

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Las Palmeras
We lost our chance at the Pulitzer for investigative reporting when we announced earlier this year, quite wrongly, that LAS PALMERAS had closed. For once, we were glad to be wrong, because this tiny Midtown restaurant continues to serve the best home-style Cuban cooking in the city. We love the garlickymore...

We lost our chance at the Pulitzer for investigative reporting when we announced earlier this year, quite wrongly, that LAS PALMERAS had closed. For once, we were glad to be wrong, because this tiny Midtown restaurant continues to serve the best home-style Cuban cooking in the city. We love the garlicky masitas de puerco, the kinky Cuban-style fried chicken, the juicy boliche, the shredded ropa vieja and the fried yucca. Don’t expect Ricky Ricardo-style glamour. Las Palmeras couldn’t be plainer, but the patio is especially a great spot to meet friends for an inexpensive and savory meal.
368 Fifth St. 404-872-0846.

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Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Critics
Las Palmeras

Best Cuban BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Oral Pleasures
Picked By » Readers

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