I love Casona! My Mother and I dine at Casona often... My schedule and lifestyle allow me to travel back and forth between Tampa, Florida and Cherry Hill. Also, I am half Cuban and know what is authentic and Neuvo. Casona does both - very well. The ropa vieja, lechon asado, picadillo and the arroz con pollo are very tasty and true to the caribbean flavor. The paella is bursting with fresh seafood, fluffy safron rice, chorizo and juicy chicken. They have great options for steak lovers! Casona's filet is fabulous! If you are in the mood for a good Latin style steak - try the churascco. It's as good if not better than any you could get in a Brazilian steak house. The in excellent in house coffee and dessert bar are available to make your favorite coffee, tea, smoothie, flan and of course the famous ""tres leches"" cake. Casona is run out of a renovated colonial revival manse with a grand wrap around porch. The beautilful landscaping and caribbean colors make it the place to be - expecially when the weather is nice. Service at Casona can seem relaxed, but what many people do not realize is that it is supposed to be at this pace. At times, we have experienced delays with food timing and extended waits in between courses. The two times this happened, we were informed by our server of the issue and we were fine. Don't miss Sunday brunch. The variations on classics like ""arepa eggs benedict,"" ""churassco steak and eggs,"" combined with French toast , waffles and omlettes truly set Casona apart. I and many, many others support Casona, and we want them to succeed. This is why, some of us have decided to review them in such detail.
Pros: Upbeat vibe, well prepared and presented quality food, friendly staff, dedicated owners
Cons: closed on Mondays