Ropa vieja is a Cuban stew of shredded beef; the name means “old clothes.”
Cubans also enjoy many of the same comidas criollas as other West Indian Latinos: roast pig, plantains, rice and beans (preferably black beans).
A boniato is something like a stuffed, deep-fried potato; arroz moro is a beans and rice dish. A Cuban sandwich is a pressed and toasted assortment of foods.
A cafecita is a variety of espresso, or strong black coffee, in a small cup. It is also known as cafe cubano, or Cuban coffee.
If you can’t get to Cuba, you can enjoy a cafecita at cafés in Miami, or perhaps a batido, or tropical milkshake.