We are from Oregon and wanted to find an authentic Cuban restaurant in Little Havana. We debated for a while as to which place to give our one shot to on this trip. We finally decided to go with Islas Canarias. The whole experience was excellent and I'm dying to go back! We were the only gringos in the place, luckily my dad speaks Spanish (having lived in Chile for a couple of years). It's a good sign when a restaurant is full of people from the country of the food's origin.
Definitely go here if you have a chance!! Great food and nice people!