Open for just a week now their sign is bright white and blank. Hardly any way to tell that there's a nice new Cuban restaurant inside. Only been there once, but it seems really promising.
We ordered the Cuban Sandwich which was very good. I'll leave it to experts to debate it's place amongst the great ones, but the ingredients seemed very fresh. In addition, we ordered a plate of Ropa Vieja that was really, really good. The shredded skirt steak was cooked to perfection--just the right amount of moistness. One way to tell a place is good is that they do the simple things well and they do. The rice was very tasty (I detected chicken broth), and the beans were seasoned with bay leaves and some other spices--not sure what, but tasty.
For desert we had cafe con leche and flan. The flan was just ok. We'll try their Tres Leches on our next visit.
They are called Mojitos, but they don't have a liquor license yet. I asked if we could bring in a bottle of rum and if they would mix up the rest of the mohito and I'm pretty sure they said yes. We'll find out next time. They did say they would allow in a bottle of wine.
I hope they do well because the staff is really nice, and the food on this visit was excellent. They're located just across the street from La Flor at 52-20 Roosevelt Avenue. There phone is (347) 701-1182. They're open pretty late--11:30 on this Saturday night.