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Cafe Tropical

Map & Directions 2900 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
  • Caribbean, Cuban
  • Daily 5:30am-10pm
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
  • Street Parking


LA Weekly's Description

Cuban sandwiches, those divine, decidedly unkosher concoctions of ham, roast pork, cheese, pickles and mojo pressed flat on lengths of French bread, are among the greatest things ever to come out of a sandwich press. In the right neighborhoods of Tampa and Miami, you can find two or three Cuban sandwich places on every block. In Los Angeles, you can find pretty good versions at all the usual Cuban restaurants - including Rincon Criollo, Versailles and El Colmao, among others - but a Cuban sandwich, as well as its cousin the medianoche, is something best consumed bellied up to a counter with a frothing glass of juice or a bottle of malta close to hand. Which brings us, as always, to the venerable Café Tropical in Silver Lake, which has become a little more upscale in the last few years, but which still serves a formidable Cuban, juicy and garlicky and lacquered with pickles. And the Cuban coffee is remarkable too.

Member Reviews

  • Nathan R wrote a review for Cafe Tropical
    on 03/04/09

    The best coffee in Los Angeles. If you're feeling a little hungry you can always order the classic Cuban but Cafe con Leche por favor is all you need to know.

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Tips from foursquare

  • LogoTV on 06/01/10

    "My fav treats: The Media Noche sandwich with ham, pickles & cheese served toasted. A delicious variety of fresh juices & the Cuban coffee will send you to the moon!" -Tammie Brown, RuPaul's Drag Race

  • Daniil K. on 09/23/09

    Stop by and try their delicious pastries when visiting Silverlake. You won't regret it!

  • Serious Eats on 09/19/11

    Get the Guava and Cheese Pie, a flaky, paper-thin pastry with sweet tangy guava and creamy cheese oozing out from the inside.

  • Christina P. on 02/27/10

    Their cookies are as big as my face and they have Cuban coffee. Yay

  • JasonCarlin on 05/09/09

    Get a giant éclair, you've earned it.

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