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Cuban Crocodile

The old Cuban, a relative of the mojito,

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) Photo Credit: Johnny Simon

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

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

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

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

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

The red snapper and shrimp seviche, served with
Photo 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,
Photo 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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