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Atwater Eats Report

JonW | Jan 7, 200502:23 PM

After weighing many chowhound suggestions about where to eat in Atwater, we joined our newly-moved-to-Atwater friends at Baracoa on Glendale Blvd. It is a homey, comfortable and friendly Cuban place. The concensus on the food was a gentle thumbs up. As warned by fellow 'hounds, the arroz con pollo was sold out. It was around 7:15 and the waitress told us that it's usually gone by the end of lunch. Why they don't make more is a bit of a mystery. We started with house salads which were excellent (coated walnuts, crumbled cheese and nice mix of greens) and the White Bean soup which was raved over. Along with a pleasant pitcher of sangria (more fluid, little fruit) we had very ample servings of: a nightly special chicken (a solid B), ropa vieja (A) and basic roast chicken (B-) and a Cuban sandwich (B). Flan all around ended the meal. It was very tasty (A). These were not meals to rave over, but I think Baracoa would be an asset to any neighborhood, and our newly-arrived friends agreed. Oh yes, the price: $116 with tip for four.

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