Opening Alert: Kuba, Fort Lee, NJ

Kuba, a new restaurant and bar featuring a Cuban menu with hints of Asian influcence, has opened in Fort Lee. Owner Jillian Cartagena of Las Palmas Restaurant in West New York has teamed up with chef and co-owner Jose Carrazana to create something they’ve described as “fun and a little different”.

Chef Jose was born and raised in Cuba and fell in love with cooking at a very young age, strongly influenced by his grandmother. He has an extensive culinary career from his studies at the Sergio Perez School in Havana and has worked with multiple cuisines including Italian, American, French and Cuban.

The team chose “Cuban-Asian fusion”  since they love the flavor profiles and saw many ways to blend the two cultures — incorporating different spices and seasonings that are usually not found in most Cuban restaurants.

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The classic Cuban dishes like arroz con pollo, Cuban sandwiches, and paella are present along with Cuban pizzas with glazed ginger pork chops and Asian style rice bowls (see menu below).

The bar will feature multiple styles of house made sangria, mojitos, margaritas and more. Kuba will be open six days (closed Sundays) for lunch and dinner. They also plan on having live music in the future, as well as happy hour and daily menu specials plus outdoor seating weather permitting.

Kuba
2139 Hudson Terrace
Fort Lee, NJ
Website

[photo source: Kuba]

Menu (click to enlarge)

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