The cuban presence is still alive and well in the keys. There is lots of good cuban food: cuban coffee and cuban sandwiches. Menu winners are the vaca frita, ropa vieja, roast pork and chicken dishes. The cigar factories have long since moved up to Tampa and many immigrants settled in Miami. Refugees flocked here in the late 1800s to avoid spanish rule in cuba. Pick your sides: rice, beans, yuca, and plantains to name a few. We recommend the Cafe Cubano at mile marker 100 for the best Cuban Food.