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Reconcito Cubano Lunch

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Reconcito Cubano Lunch

G Wiv | Apr 19, 2003 09:42 PM

Spurred on by Ligament's Cafe Cubano thread a few weeks ago I finally tried Reconcito Cubano, what the heck took me so long? Reconcito is just my type of place, good homestyle food, friendly smiling waitstaff, extremely reasonable pricing and a damn good cup of Cafe Bustelo cafe con leche.

I started lunch with a cup of the soup of the day, Sopa de Pescado, which turned out to be flavorful swordfish soup with a tomato base, with loads of swordfish, carrot and a piece of corn. I really enjoyed the soup, especially with the accompanying toasted bread.

There was a bit of miscommunication, 99% my fault, on my entree. I thought the Bistec de Pollo was bone-in, even asked if it was bone-in, but was served a flattened breast filet. I am not a breast filet fan, but this was one good piece of chicken, pan sauteed with grilled onion and a healthy kick of lime. Served with rice, black beans, lime and a small shredded lettuce and tomato salad on the plate, this was delicious and filling.

Speaking of miscommunication, I had the same thing happen at Sabor a Cafe, a Colombian restaurant on W Peterson. I thought I had ordered grilled bone-in chicken, but was served a flattened breast filet, which, as with Reconcito, turned out to be quite delicious. I really need to learn how to say bone-in chicken in Spanish.

Speaking of Sabor a Cafe, I have only been once for lunch, but on first blush really like the place. I plan on going a few more times and then writing a full Chowhound review.

Enjoy,
Gary

El Rinconcito Cubano
3238 W Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60647
773-489-4440

Sabor a Cafe
2435 W Peterson
Chicago, IL
773-878-6327

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