[QUOTE=smallworld;1119359]Well, we aren’t big dining out people and don’t make reservations, but when we are in DTD, we always eat at Bongo’s Cuban restaurant. You either like it or you don’t…many people are afraid to try it because they think it’s mexican food. It is not. Cuban food is more like overall Carribean cuisine and is not spicy at all. Lots of steak and pork dishes, rice, beans and fried or sweet plaintains. Yummmm
It’s as close to authentic (we are a Cuban family) as a large scale restaurant can get…not perfect but very close.[/QUOTE]
Bongo’s hit our “NO” list long ago simply on the quality of a Cafe Cubano from their cafeteria window.
Simply put, it was espresso, not Cafe Cubano and for a Cuban restaurant to serve espresso as Cafe Cubano is a very poor way to bring people who know Cuban food into your establishment, even if you WERE born in Cuba and grew up in the Westchester section of Miami. (Gloria and Emilio, I’m talking to you!)
Perhaps some year, we’ll give them a try, but I don’t see why when I’ve got plenty of Cuban joints so much closer to home.