OK I have a soft spot for old Cuba and have a book in the works on that same subject, but I also love La Comida Cubana,
Versailles in Miami is still tops but Padrinos comes close. Every dish artfully prepared, killer Mojitos, great staff--what more could you ask? If you're in Fort Lauderdale or environs try Padrinos, and of course brush up on your Spanish too.
No cigars smoked inside the place but otherwise muy autentico!