Fe La Cubana

Fe La Cubana is a classic Cuban American-style cafeteria that deviates little from many of the best-known dishes of the island just south of Florida. Though there are Cuban sandwiches and fried foods, Fe La Cubana is all about the steam table offerings. These are soupy, stewy, and beautiful — ageless preparations like ropa vieja and stewed oxtail made with great skill. The dining room is plain. There is a language barrier for those who speak only English. But make no mistake, this tiny cafeteria in Glendale is one of the great enclaves of Cuban food in the Valley.