As I was driving around the area on business, I passed a cool building with an old car out front.
The inside looked great as well, so I figured I’d check it out for happy hour.
Truffle Yuca Fries: Crisp, delicious, and no… not like French fries. The truffled yuca has a light, sweet-ish flavor that is set off by the cilantro aioli.
REVIEW: 7.9 out of 10
Avocado toast – I don’t say this lightly. This avocado toast is the best I’ve ever had. The guacamole is extremely fresh and well seasoned. The avocado must have been picked this afternoon. Again, this avocado toast is freakin’ unreal. MOE TRAIN APPROVED!
REVIEW: 9.6 out of 10
Masitas de cerdo – Cuban fried pork with onions and a Cuban mojo. The citrus of the mojo makes the crisp pork and sweet onions jump off the plate. Crisp platanos in a mini fryer basket were a key touch. MOE TRAIN APPROVED!
REVIEW: 8.7 out of 10
Tamal En Hoja – ¡En un tamal, compa! A light tamal with pork and onions. Fairly delicate and traditional flavor.
REVIEW: 7.6 out of 10
Tostones Rellenos De Camaron – Stuffed green plantains with Shrimp Enchilado. The plantains (think of a banana), are wrapped into a cup shape with a tomato based sauce and shrimp. An interesting combination of textures and flavors, but not my favorite.
REVIEW: 6.4 out of 10
Croquetas – YES. HELL YES. A combination of ham, cheese and chicken. This brings me back to my childhood as my mom would make chicken croquettes… not like these, but still delicious. The crisp outside contrasting with the purées inside may cause an aversion for some, but don’t be dumb. This is AMAZING. MOE TRAIN APPROVED!
REVIEW: 9.3 out of 10
Empanadas de Tasajo – Another WIN. The cured beef stew and boniato are beautifully fried in a crisp, delicious pastry. The tender beef stew jumps with flavor, with a hint of cilantro. MOE TRAIN APPROVED!
REVIEW: 8.9 out of 10
Strawberry Mojito – Made with Bacardi Superior Rum… Do you see this work of art? It tastes as beautiful as it looks! A rich strawberry puree with mint rum and a stalk of sugar cane that I chewed on like a dog with its bone. I was tempted to get another, but have to stay on top of my game at work tomorrow. MOE TRAIN APPROVED.
REVIEW: 9.0 out of 10
Service – Solid. Very nice staff. Attentive, but not overbearing.
REVIEW: 9.1 out of 10
REVIEW: I know that I only had appetizers, so this review should be taken as such. However, it was a solid showing by mis amigos en Havana 1957.
OVERALL REVIEW: 8.5 out of 10