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Cape Coral -- Cuban Restaurant


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Cape Coral -- Cuban Restaurant

alkapal | May 6, 2009 10:06 AM

Rincon Cubano
on Country Club Blvd., near where Vizcaya turns into Country Club (right before the little bridge near the current police/sheriff hq).

958 Country Club Blvd # A
Cape Coral, FL 33990
(239) 772-7790

Great deal on changing daily lunch specials. Monday, mom and I got a feast: very generous meat and two ample sides for $6.50 per person. One dinner is enough for two, really.

We got pork fricasee, and ropa vieja. moros, platanos, tostones, and red beans with rice. the pork was outstanding -- 5-6 huge chunks of succulent pork in a mildly spicy, savory sauce. ropa vieja was tender, but not as moist as the pork. the tostones were huge, and hot off the grill, but needed salt (easy to remedy). both beans dishes were good. the platanos were soft, and there were about 5-6 1-1/2" chunks. would've been good for dessert with some honey!

imported beers are only $2.50!!!

pastel de guayaba -- delicious, fresh, flaky, with loads of guava paste: 75 cents!!!!

cafe con leche: large (and in a to-go styro cup) is only a buck-fifty -- like a dessert for me!

flan was superb -- and equally inexpensive.

guarapa -- the then-and-there freshly extracted cane juice is good, too. a little herbal and earthy, and refreshing. would be good in a mojito, as our waitress said some use guarapa. (they don't serve booze there, though).

they also have the freshly extracted orange juice. it is fun to watch them tossing the oranges into the machine, and watching the wheels turn to squash the oranges for juice. i'll try it next time, cause the orange oil from the skin has to add some great flavor!
saw a chicken "milanesa" sandwich (an entree on the cuban bread instead of served on rice), which looked stacked and superb! also noted fried beefsteak cutlet sandwiches.
they have a good take-out business (and it is not far from the cape coral hospital).
it was very busy at 1 pm on monday.

can't wait to return when i'm back on the cape.

tip, if you sit further away from the counter, i think it is more likely your waitress won't be caught in the double-duty doing the counter/take-out orders/cashier duties.

spanish soap operas were on the two tvs.
several electric floor fans were circulating the air conditioned air....(and were greatly appreciated). two outdoor concrete tables near the adjacent canal would be nice to sit at -- in winter!

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