In November postcarbon delivered a thumbs-up report on Cuba Linda Tropical Café in Concord. Both the pan con bistek and Cubano sandwiches are “heavenly” according to postcarbon, “but the most amazing thing to me is that they sell homemade croquetas and papas rellenas that are just exquisite.” If you’re not familiar with them, the Cuban version of papas rellenas is a seasoned ball of ground meat (called picadillo) encased in a mashed potato shell that is then deep-fried.
The prices are also a steal—both the croquetas and papas are $1 each. Aside from the sandwiches and snacks, the ropa vieja and mango iced tea are also delicious, postcarbon says.
flavorenhancer visited recently and enjoyed the refreshing tropical fruit shakes, Cuban coffee, and reasonable prices.
Cuba Linda Tropical Café [Concord]
1909 Salvio Street, Concord
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