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The old Cuban, a relative of the mojito, (Credit: Johnny Simon)

The old Cuban, a relative of the mojito, is made with dark rum, mint, lime juice and bitters and topped with sparkling white wine. (April 29, 2012)

Cuban Crocodile

At the Long Beach restaurant Marivi Wolfe runs with Cesar Santos, she cooks the Cuban food she grew up eating. Cuban Crocodile also serves a number of traditional cocktails.

Cuban Crocodile is located on East Park Avenue
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

Cuban Crocodile is located on East Park Avenue in Long Beach. (April 29, 2012)

Cuban Crocodile hostess Jenna Scaglione, next to a
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

Cuban Crocodile hostess Jenna Scaglione, next to a re-creation of an actual mural in Havana, Cuba. (April 29, 2012)

Floral decorations in the Cuban Crocodile entrance. (April
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

Floral decorations in the Cuban Crocodile entrance. (April 28, 2012)

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Cuban Crocodile co-owners (and fiances) Marivi Wolfe and
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

Cuban Crocodile co-owners (and fiances) Marivi Wolfe and Cesar Santos. (April 29, 2012)

Celine Rappa, on the left, dines with friends
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Celine Rappa, on the left, dines with friends Melanie Simmons and Sophie Torres at Cuban Crocodile. (April 29, 2012)

Traditional pernil, slow roasted pork shoulder with crispy
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

Traditional pernil, slow roasted pork shoulder with crispy skin, is served with rice and black beans at Cuban Crocodile restaurant in Long Beach. (April 29, 2012)

Bartender Jon Antonik stands behind Cuban Crocodile bar,
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

Bartender Jon Antonik stands behind Cuban Crocodile bar, which features many classic Cuban cocktails as well as other inventive selections. (April 29, 2012)

Cuban Crocodile's mojito, the classic Cuban cocktail. (April
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

Cuban Crocodile's mojito, the classic Cuban cocktail. (April 29, 2012)

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The red snapper and shrimp seviche, served with
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

The red snapper and shrimp seviche, served with fried plantain chips. (April 29, 2012)

The old Cuban, a relative of the mojito,
(Credit: Johnny Simon)

The old Cuban, a relative of the mojito, is made with dark rum, mint, lime juice and bitters and topped with sparkling white wine. (April 29, 2012)

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