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Cuban Home-Cooking Cafe

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Cuban Home-Cooking Cafe

Rachel Hope | Jul 2, 1999 11:08 AM

On First Avenue between 12th and 13th there is an
incredible Cuban joint -- I think it's got a review in
the window, so it can't be that new, but I'd never
been there before three weeks ago, and its now at the
top of my list of faves. At lunch time you get a cup
of soup (and their soups are incredible: I've tried
chickpea, fish, and whitebean, all fabulously
flavorful), plus bread-and-butter, plus a full plate
of meat with rice and beans for $4.50. For dinner add
on a couple of dollars. Do not miss: roast pork
(pernil), shredded beef (ropa vieja), or fried
chicken. Do not miss the plantain (which they offer
Cuban or Dominican style, I've had the Cuban and its
wonderful). Plus the staff (mother and daughter?) is
really really really nice.

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