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Alma de Cuba: great meal

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Alma de Cuba: great meal

Steve | May 5, 2003 01:56 PM

Had a great meal on Saturday night at Alma de Cuba. The bar was rather sedate at 7 pm, and the 2nd floor dining area was about 70% full, even though we were told they were booked solid all night. Mojitos were a nice way to start and quite refreshing on a warm evening. In fact, we opted for another round of these minty libations instead of going for wine. We shared the rainbow ceviche that melted in our mouths, with explosions of three fish (fishes?), lime, herbs and other mystery components that worked so well together. After that it was on to a yummy grilled octopus with a roasted quite flavorful veggie melange and plaintain chips, and wild mushroom empanadas. Try the octopus--you will love it! They also provided a complimentary basket of flatbreads and a savory black bean dip. For main dishes, the tuna skewered with sugarcane was great, and nicely prepared with great seasonings and a puree containing shrimp and garlic that worked really well, with a wonderful ahi grade tuna. The other dish was the classic cuban pork, a huge portion that was extra crispy and Atkins friendly, but also moist and flavorful inside. Accompaying this were a huge bowl of congri, a semi spicy red bean and rice combo, and sweek plaintains. We were too stuffed to do dessert here, and the meal with the 4 mojitos cost us $150 for 2.

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