The Duck wrote: Entchen wrote: JoeMo wrote:
The Duck wrote: Cuban restaurant that serves basically only fritz banditos. There's a little of everything and it's pretty authentic.
Name of this restaurant and location please
I assume he's talking about Frita Batidos, but Sabor Latino has much better Cuban food.
Yes but the fritas better at Frita Banditos.
It's Batidos, and well... she even admits that they aren't real fritas. They're "inspired by" Cuban food. I'd rather have the real thing. But maybe my expectations going in were wrong, which is why I was disappointed.
NO, I am not Cuban – and this is not a Cuban restaurant. I grew up spending a lot of time in Miami, where my grandmother lived, and the Cuban, and more broadly, Latino cultures became a major influence in my style of cooking.... I took these experiences as a starting point and let my imagination take it from there. So while the starting point may be Cuban, the style of the menu is all its own!
(Also, she says fritas are traditionally made from chorizo, but that's wrong - they are traditionally made from a mixture of beef and pork. Some chorizo, but not entirely chorizo. And I think her chorizo frita is made from Mexican chorizo, which is not the same as Spanish (and also Cuban) chorizo).
But the ropa vieja at Sabor Latino is great, and the lechón I had there was pretty good too.
Whatever you do, stay away from the food at Cafe Habana -- worst tostones I've had in my life. But I guess nobody really goes there to eat.