We went there a few years ago when they opened, and werent blown away, to put it mildly.
But we decided to try it again, and this time it was really good.
She ordered the tilapia, and I ordered the ribs. As it turns out, these two dishes complement each other perfectly.
The tilapia has a fruity salsa over the top. The fish is tender, but not so flaky that it falls apart. It comes with a large pile of white rice and a bowl of black beans.
The ribs are the kind you eat with a fork. They are slow cooked (8 hours is the claim in the menu), but have a nice crust on them. They have some barbecue sauce cooked-in, so its flavorful, but not drippy at all. It comes with plantains.
So between the two dishes, we had savory ribs and sweet tilapia, one hearty and chewy, and one tender and delicate.
And we got all the sides we wanted: rice, beans and plantains.
I dont think Id be nearly as satisfied if I only had one of these dishes to munch on, but together, they made a perfect dinner for 2.
Baracoa Cuban Café
3175 Glendale Blvd.