A vegetarian friendly Cuban place that could accommodate us on a Saturday evening without a reservation is reason enough to not complain, right?
The food was not at all disappointing. Neither was the service. Nor the wines or the mojito. It was a fun evening; other than the fact that these two friends discounted me for being drunk (I wasn’t – that’s what they all say, right :p) and started gossiping, not taking names, assuming I wouldn’t get it. Was it just the alcohol or that they thought I couldn’t decipher their conversation?
Guess who was being naive there! It’s not the first time I’ve noticed but this was just a confirmation of my notions about them. I am not oblivious to their actions.
I know my rant is a little long winded and I haven’t spoken about the food at all, but I promise I’ll finish it. In the future, when I will read this post, I’m sure going to feel how immature I was! Even though, at that point (in the past), I might’ve thought that I’m the most mature person I know of :p
Well, that part might be true. As even the others might’ve matured only with time.
The food – we ordered virtually every vegetarian option in their menu.
plantain chips, guacamole and black bean hummus. The chips and the dips were a bit light on salt.
Torta de Frijoles ***.5
black bean dumplings – more like fried mini patties.
Croquetas de Hongo ***
wild mushroom, piquillo sauce
Yuca Frita ****
A new twist on the yuca fries, doused with garlic.
Queso de Cabra ****
spiced walnut, goat cheese, mixed greens, apples, sherry vinaigrette
Vegetarian burger *** – similar to the black bean dumplings
Vegeteriano Platos Fuertes **
Light on salt, so the spices didn’t come out
congri rice, squash, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, piquillo sauce
Tres Leches ***
Cuban Cigar *
The cigars were where they put all their salt!
The chocolate cake (mousse with cake) **.5
Salud! to a good evening.