We always wanted to offer Cuban dishes here in Chicago as we remember them, and not just the standard "Cuban restaurant menu" fare. Our menu was carefully designed to bring together all the great flavors of Cuba using my family’s recipes from the Southern Coast region, and merging them with other providences of Cuba.
– Jose Gonzalez
**Tuesday-Friday 11 am-3 pm lunch special all sandwiches are $1 off and 10% off all entrees.
A savory empanada filled with your choice of beef, veggie, chicken or guava and cheese.
Papa Rellena (1)
An authentic Cuban street food. Homemade mashed potatoes, filled with beef, rolled into a ball, then fried to a golden brown.
Mama’s recipe! Ham or cheese croquetas served with our special Cuban BBQ sauce.
Flavors of Cuba Platter
(1) empanada, (1) papa rellena, (1) cuban sope, (4) croquetas, (1) cuban slider, (3) tostones
Cuban Sope (1)
Our tostones piled high with your choice of chicken or ropa vieja.
add shrimp ($4.00)
Fried green plantains made to order and served with our homemade garlic sauce.
Tamal en Cazuela
Not your traditional tamal, Served in a bowl with chunks of pork.
Cuban Tamal (1)
This delicious tamal is made with fresh corn meal, then generously filled with roasted pork steamed in corn husks.
Cuban Slider (1)
Our famous ropa vieja served on a toasted buttery bun and topped with grilled onions.
Fresh shrimp sautéed with roasted peppers, garlic and onions.
Cheese stuffed jumbo shrimp wrapped with ham and bacon, served with our famous BBQ sauce.
This lime infused delight contains a half pound of fresh shrimp, immersed in our fruity tangy sauce, dotted with diced avocados, tomatoes, onion and cilantro. Served traditionally with saltine crackers.
Steamed shell mussels in wine sauce.
Small $4.95 / Large $8.95
Ensalada de la Casa
Mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onions. Dressing on the side.
add grilled chicken ($2.00)
Cuban Black Bean Delight
Black beans tossed with balsamic vinaigrette, onions, celery, and tomatoes, Surrounded by mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions.
Small $5.95 / Large $9.95
Spicy Avocado Salad
Mixed greens with slices of fresh avocado and dressed with a spicy avocado dressing.
add grilled chicken ($2.00)
Small $5.95 / Large $8.95
Mixed greens with raisins, glazed walnuts, red onions, apple and blue cheese.
add grilled chicken ($2.00)
Pulled Pork smothered in Cuban BBQ sauce, topped with onions, aioli and sweet plantains. Formerly known as 'The Fidel."
Slow roasted pork, ham, swiss cheese, mustard and pickles. Grill pressed to Cuban perfection!
A juicy skinless chicken breast, flame grilled and served with lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, pickles and our aioli.
Thin slices of ribeye steak topped with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, mayo and crispy shoe-string potatoes.
The close cousin of our Cuban sandwich, but this “cousin” is served on a pressed sweet egg bread.
Thin slices of ribeye steak topped with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, mayo and our special garlic sauce. Served on a crispy plantains instead of bread.
A family recipe that hasn’t changed since 1921. This prime cut of beef is shredded, sauteed and simmered with green onions, red peppers and tomatoes. Served with white rice and sweet plantains.
Carne al Carbon
A juicy skirt steak, served to perfection with white rice, black beans and sweet plantains.
Marinated top sirloin thinly sliced, then grilled and topped with grilled onions. Served with white rice, black beans and sweet plantains.
Finely ground choice cuts of lean beef, braised with onions, green peppers, olives, raisins, and capers. Served with white rice and sweet plantains.
Papa’s favorite recipe! A slow cooked goat stew with a touch of habanero and served with congri and sweet plantains. ¡Delicioso!
Papa’s other specialty. Tender Oxtail slowly cooked in a tomato based sauce. Served with congri, yuca and sweet plantains.
Chuletas de Puerco
Two fried pork chops, Served with our famous BBQ sauce. Served with white rice, black beans and sweet plantains.
Roasted Pork “a la Cubana”
Prepared like we did back home in Cuba. Marinated with a dry rub of traditional spices, then slow roasted. Served with white rice, black beans, yuca and sweet plantains.
Arroz con Pollo
This is a very traditional dish. Bone-in chicken cooked with yellow rice, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, spices and extra virgin olive oil. Served with sweet plantains.
Chicken Breast Dinner
Juicy grilled chicken breast, Served with white rice, black beans, and sweet plantains.
Fricase de Pollo
Tender chicken stewed to perfection with roasted red peppers, garlic, potatoes and herbs in a tomato based sauce. Served with white rice and sweet plantains.
$46 2 Person / $86 4 Person
Shrimp, scallops, calamari, clams, mussels, chicken, spanish onions, ripe tomatoes, green peppers, fresh garlic, all baked in a paella pan with Valencia rice. (Please allow 45 min. to 1 hour).
A sauteed filet served on a bed of white rice, black beans and sweet plantains. Our signature sauces served on the side.
Camarones a la Criolla
Shrimp cooked in tomato based sauce, served with white rice and sweet plantains. ¡Delicioso!
The King of gulf fish, fried whole and served with white rice and sweet plantains. Traditionally served smothered in garlic sauce, but you can choose one of our other signature sauces.
Stuffed Poblano Pepper
Cheese stuffed pepper breaded and fried until golden. Served with two sides of your choice.
add ground beef ($2.00)
Create a plate of any 3 sides. All sides are homemade and 100% meat free. Great for vegetarians or for those who want to explore the tastes of Cuba.
Garbanzos (vegetarian stew)
Chick peas slow cooked with tomatoes, onions, and spices. Served with a medley of grilled vegetables. Served with white rice and sweet plantains.
Fried green plantains.
Fried ripe plantains.
Chunks of boiled or fried cassava smothered in a tangy garlic sauce.
Green plantain chips.
Chick peas slow cooked with tomatoes, onions and spices.
It is our staple! Seasoned rice and red kidney beans the way they do it on the southern coast of Cuba.
A savory mash of sweet plantains, try me!
Small $4.00 / Large $6.95
Soup of the day
Our Spanish egg custard with a light caramel prepared the old-fashioned way using only the best ingredients.
coconut or vanilla
Dad and grandfather's favorite dessert! Simply, this is the best bread pudding we have tasted anywhere.
Chocolate Fudge Cake
A special treat for the chocolate lover.
Guava with Cheese
The most traditional dessert for any Cuban meal. Slices of preserved guava and whipped cream cheese.
A chocolate and vanilla ice cream ball with maraschino cherry and slivered almonds center, covered in a semi-sweet chocolate shell.
Smooth, cool, refreshing and all natural.
Passion Fruit Torte
Tender pastry shell filled with sweet/tart passion fruit.
*Prices are subject to change. We are happy to split the bill, however there is a limit of two credit cards per group.