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LA’s Newest Cuban Restaurant Debuts With a Delivery-Only Model

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Lost Cuban Kitchen launched in August

Lost Cuban Kitchen
Cubano at Lost Cuban Kitchen
Lost Cuban Kitchen

Respectable Cuban food options are available in Los Angeles, but still fairly limited in 2018. Newcomer Lost Cuban Kitchen opened three weeks ago, and hopes to compete with longtime favorites Versailles and El Cochinito, but with delivery-only and pickup service located at Kitchen United in Pasadena.

Owner Jess Streit only moved to LA two months ago with a recipe list straight from his grandmother and great grandmother. Traditional Cuban favorites are on the menu, along with a citrus-marinated lechon asado or pork, a six-hour braised beef ropa vieja, Cubanos, pastelitos, tres leches, and for vegetarians, jackfruit with a mojo marinade.

Originally from Florida, Streit first moved to Cedar Rapids and opened the first Lost Cuban Kitchen in 2012. Streit landed in Los Angeles only two months ago, and choose the delivery-only route so he could focus on food, and less on full-service operational costs. Lost Cuban Kitchen follows the same commissary kitchen model as Eric Greenspan, along with newcomers Chai Wallah, and Peruvian pollo a la brasa Rotombo.

Place orders through Uber Eats, Postmates, GrubHub, Doordash, EatStreet,, Caviar, ezCater, or simply pick up from Kitchen United in Pasadena. Hours are 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily.

Lost Cuban Kitchen. 55 S Madison Ave Pasadena, CA

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