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Sunday evening at La Taza de Cafe

Robert Lauriston | Jun 13, 200512:40 PM

Tried La Taza de Cafe last night.

Generally the food was similar to Fonda but not quite as good and maybe more expensive--typical Montclair. Meatballs were bland (a very Cuban characteristic) but came in a delicious chipotle sauce. Cuban sandwich could have been crunchier but was otherwise perfect, juicy pork, right amounts of everything. Picada, pinchos, camarones al mojo de ajo ditto, shredded pork empanadas, lamb chops, tostones were all tasty.

Wine prices were reasonable. Very good music, Sunday night's billed as son but last night it was more Latin jazz, semi-acoustic ensemble of piano, standup bass, clarinet, and congas. We were sitting right in front of the band but it wasn't too loud.

Overall a very fun time, paid about $35 a head including lots of wine. $45 if you count my generous tip to the band.


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