The oldest of seven siblings, young Julia De La Uz was expected to make dinner for her brothers and sisters while her parents worked late nights. Cooking her mother’s recipes as a girl evolved into her life's passion as Julia kept working to provide comforting, nourishing food for her family. Through cooking, she came to learn and appreciate the primary importance of family and community, not just in Cuba, but everywhere.
Eventually moving to Florida, Julia shared the joy of her family recipes and strong Cuban values with her children and grandchildren. As one grandson moved away, he realized he felt lost so far from his family and roots: he missed the deep sense of comfort and community he felt from the Cuban cooking that surrounded him as a child.
Relaying this feeling to his abuela, he asked for her help opening a Cuban restaurant with her recipes and traditions. Thus, The Lost Cuban Kitchen was born, allowing anyone who orders the food to become family, and find the community and authentic experience once thought lost.
Now, The Lost Cuban Kitchen team is using the trailblazing Virtual Restaurant model to bring the unique flavors and values of Cuba to you—anytime, anywhere. By cooking in kitchen spaces without a traditional dining room and partnering with the growing network of delivery service providers, we get to focus all our energy on making authentic and convenient meals for you and your community to enjoy – wherever you are!
After all, that's why we're here, delivering Cuba, the way Abuela would.
For Pickup Orders
55 S Madison Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
11am-10pm every day
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Our Promise to the Planet
We at The Lost Cuban Kitchens know and understand that we did not inherit this planet from our parents, we are merely borrowing it from the future generations. Our commitment is to leave as limited an impact as possible.
We have focused on using post-consumer recycled materials, and unbleached/minimally processed paper products wherever possible. We are always on the hunt for new and better options as we serve our community and help improve the world we live in.