I always enjoy trying new (or new to me) restaurants, mainly because eating is one of my favorite pastimes. I recently went to Martino’s Cuban Restaurant and enjoyed my dinner there in the small, family owned & run restaurant. According to their website, Martino – the owner and namesake – opened the restaurant in 1992 with the desire to bring the hearty, flavorful pre-Castro Cuban cuisine to the area.
Here’s what I ate:
Tortilla Chips with Salsa & Guacamole – the salsa had a little bit of spice to it, which I loved. The guacamole was nice and creamy and the tortilla chips were freshly fried.
Also as a starter, I shared the Empanadas a lo Martino, which they made with corn dough stuffed with pork, potato, and vegetables. So good!
As my main, I got the Ropa Vieja – shredded flank steak sauteed with garlic, onions, peppers, and simmered in a creole sauce. It came with rice, beans, and plantains – my fav! I love plantains, so although the meat was full of flavor and went so well with the rice and beans, my favorite part of the dish was the plantains!
And finally, for dessert Tres Leche, which was not overly sweet and nice and moist.
Overall, a lovely and delicious meal in a local eatery. i will definitely be back and would love to try different things – as long as I can get plantains with whatever I order.