Cuban on Pico?
- George Dec 18, 2006 03:05 AM
I see lots of posts on the board about Cuban food. I love Cuban food. Tonight out of the corner of my eye at high speed I spyed a neon sign, looked very new, touting "CUBAN FOOD" as I drove down Pico. North side of the street, near Roscoe's and thus near LaBrea. The place seemed new to me. I didn't catch the full name. Anyone know it and if it is any good?
That makes me very sad because El Colmao used to be the only game in
town when I was in law school in the 70's - Candy was the six feet tall (and wide) owner always in a dress presiding over the register.
Their Galacian bean soup brought tears to my eyes and their sangria
was so icey on hot days. You had to phone in advance to make sure
they had lengua on the menu. Even in 1978 they had a guard in the parking lot which had been fenced and there was always a 'gentleman'
at the exit offering his wares in broad daylight.
I actually ate at Labodegutio De Pico with a bud last night and found it better than others on this thread - the service was fine, prompt and attentive, the place was packed with an electric crowd, the mojitos tasted authentic, and my dishes - the avocado salad and the mojito halibut with beans, rice, and plantains - were value for the money - well-prepared, homey, and delicious. Not to mention the generous, moist tres leche cake to finish it all off! I would go back again - try it, you might like it!