After using chowhound to find good, cheap, cuban food, ( http://www.chowhound.com/topics/451303 ) I went to Cuban Eddie's.
Here are my thoughts on it:
This place isn’t so much a restaurant as it is a takeout counter. Sure, they offer seating, but generally, there is no atmosphere to speak of. You’ll be going there to grab some food and enjoy it at home...
However, what Cuban Eddie’s lack of décor is made up in ridiculously cheap food. They offer daily lunch specials for $4.50 that include a protein (Cuban ground beef / roasted chicken / beef stew with potatoes / or roast pork), rice and beans, and a can a soda. The serving size is not small either; it’s enough to make you full / satisfied.
They also offer daily dinner specials which are similar, but come in larger portions (rice and beans in one dish, meats in the other), and for $3-$4 more.
Of course, at prices like these, you shouldn’t expect 5 star cooking. Not to say that the food was bad. In fact, it was much better than what I expected for $4.50 - $8.50. All I’m saying is that it’s no Miami Beach. The food is satisfactory overall and good when you consider how much you’re paying for it.
I’ve gone there twice and have tried the roasted chicken, Cuban ground beef, and chicken stew. I thought the roasted chicken and Cuban ground beef fell a bit on the dry side, but the chicken stew was very delicious.
I also ordered a side of sweet plantains, and I would recommend that no one else ever do so. They were dry and rubbery. I would even say that they taste better when they come from those bourbon chicken places at the mall.
Their rice and beans were good and really helps bring the meal together.
Overall, Cuban Eddie’s is a great place to get some cheap, filling, and pretty good tasting Cuban food. And you can’t really complain about that.
Atmosphere: NA (It's more of a takeout place than a restaurant)
Overall Rating: B+
self plug: this is a copy paste from a blog that I'm a part of :x We have one other restaurant review up and hopefully many more to come @ Life in Boxes ( http://lifeinboxes.blogspot.com/ )