by Eve C. on
OMG! This place is so much fun and come with a large group of people. The more the merrier. Two words, bottomless mimosas. If it was socially acceptable, that is how I would start my days everyday. For 7 whole dollars which is less than most of the items on the menu, you can be schwasted. I came here with some girlfriends for my birthday and definitely a great way to continue celebrating. I do have to warn you, it will hit you and you just drink some more. I totally forgot, the food is alright. Let's not lie, the food is just something to soak up the booze and delay the possibility of alcohol poisoning.
by Nat P. on
Damn! One word to describe this place. Damn good, damn cheap and Damn! Where are we? Location is not the best but this place is a gem. I cruised by for dinner one night with la familia. Getting there wasn't bad from center city. Took Roosevelt boulevard there, and it was basically 'sorta' right off the highway. The neighborhood looks a little rough, especially at night. But lemme tell you, there were people in there that looked like they were straight off Wisteria Lane. So don't let a little hood scare ya. Hood is a relative term anyway! The place is huge, you can't miss it at night since it has a border of neon lighting on top of the roof. Getting inside you notice tons of tables, two sides to the place. Great for large groups. We got seated quickly, which was tops. From then on, service was sorta slow. But I gave them some slack, since the place was hopping. The menu was extensive to say the least. There is a section for Cuban and Colombian food. Good description of the dishes. We ordered to start: crab empanada (deepfried dough filled with crab meat), Plantain stuffed with mozzarella cheese and Mofongo with shrimp (crushed fried green plantains with garlic). These were excellent. The mofongo was one of the best I've had before. The appetizers are large, so share and pace yourself. Our meal: Masa de cerdo (cubes of pork with cassava, Cuban tamale, plantains and black rice). The pork was very tender, delicious, but on the saltier side. The overall dish was excellent but the rice was the best part. I think I finished the rice before the rest. It's sorta like the Jamaican rice and peas my mom makes. The rest of the meals were, a whole fish fried and garnished with veggies and avocado. Also garlic shrimp with plantains and rice. The food was so good, and so much, it was insane. A few times in the meal I said I was full, but ended up finishing it since it was that good. To top it off, I had a Cafe con leche and flan. I am a big lover and critic of flan, and this was a little lacking. But hey, I was already full and so it wasn't anything. There is a dance club, upstairs and so things can get a bit loud on certain nights. On the bright side, you can eat and then go dance it off. The whole vibe of the place is a social, loud, gastronomic delight. Many returns are in store for the future!
by Jefferson Hignight on
No one could ever go so far as to say this is a gentleman's club, but more like the best dive bar around. Blondie and her beer cans... Need I say more? Loved the place when I lived in Atlanta and I gotta say that it is not a vibe (or mixed crowd) that you'll be able to replicate somewhere else. Watch out, though, cus if you turn your back you are libel to have something draped in front of you which will effect your vision and obstruct head movement.