El Criollo Cuban Bar & Grill Invades Burbank

The bar at El Criollo
The bar at El Criollo Photo: El Criollo

El Criollo, la familia Sera’s 30-year-old Cuban restaurant with a replanted location in Van Nuys (not to be confused with Culver City’s El Rincon Criollo), is now serving Burbank with its lechon asado, camarones al ajo, media noches, and roja vieja. This second sister location, called El Criollo Bar & Grill, cracked its doors on Friday at 916 West Burbank Blvd., featuring an expanded menu, plus a full bar for Havana Club mojitos and Cuba libres over an all-day happy hour from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.