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The Find: Casa Don Rolando offers the best of Cuba, in food and decor

April 21, 2010 |  5:40 pm

Casa Don Rolando sits on secluded Parthenia Place, a one-block street that curves between a row of tawdry gentleman's lounges and rundown taquerias on Sepulveda Boulevard and a vast, gaudily lighted stretch of auto dealerships and tire retread shops in North Hills.

But step inside the restaurant's set piece of a dining room and you might feel a bit like Alice having traveled down the rabbit hole to Wonderland — or in this case into a fantasy of a magnificent old Cuban hacienda whose grandeur has been softened by years of patina. Read more here from Linda Burum about this week's find.

Photo: Cuban combo platter. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times