This past weekend, Eli and I were finally made it to Mambo’s Cafe. Eli saw it on “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” with Guy Fieri–who doesn’t LOVE this guy?? ;p (Eli always has his eyes out for a new Cuban/Puerto Rican place to try.)
What we ordered…
Doesn’t it look so YUMMY????
Hate to burst your bubble, but it was just okay… summed up in one word, “eh.” When I first saw the dishes as it was set in front of us, I got so excited because I was so hungry and it looked so DELICIOUS! Unfortunately, it just wasn’t love at first taste
The roast pork didn’t have much flavor as one would expect, though the rice was good. And I’m not a fan of black beans, so I didn’t touch those and Eli only had a little bit of it (a sign that it was no bueno for him as well). The maduros were delish, though! At least we had that 🙂
As for the Cuban sandwich… the meat had flavor–saltiness–and that’s about all. But the overall texture of the bread and fixings and the size was ideal 🙂 Even though the fries probably came from a mass produced facility, those were pretty good.
Glad that we enjoyed some aspect of each dish, but don’t think we’ll be heading over there anytime soon. Also, the cafe is a bit of a distance from us so the chances are even slimmer.
Other than the food, the service was great! Very friendly and attentive for the most part 🙂 At least there’s that.