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A Restaurant’s Take

Cuban in Belmont

Gustazo Cuban Cafe is the real deal.

Slow-roasted pork with white rice, black beans, and plaintains.

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Slow-roasted pork with white rice, black beans, and plaintains.

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Gustazo Cuban Cafe in Belmont is the real deal. Puerco asado, slow-roasted pork with traditional mojo sauce, served with white rice, black beans, and plantains with tres leches flan for dessert is a good initiation — but you cannot order the wrong thing from the small menu. Sit in the back room, where the decor will take you to Havana on a warm night.  — Rachel Travers

GUSTAZO CUBAN CAFE289 Belmont Street, Belmont, 855-487-8296,

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