Looking for good Cafe Cubano and Mojito
I will be visiting Philly for the Bastille day at Eastern State Penitentiary this Saturdy July 11th. I was going to eat at Tierra Colombiana since I am Colombian and haven't had good Colombian food since Miami.
However, I was saddened to find out Tierra Colombiana, despite being a Cuban and Colombian restaurant does not offer Cafe Cubano. (I called them and asked). Does anyone know where I can find some of that thick, syrupy coffee in Philadelphia?
Also I understand Tierra Colombiana makes a great Mojito? Any other recommendations? The best I have ever had (and I have been all over Miami and the Keys) is in Washington DC, at a bar in Dupont Circle called Cafe Citron.
Cuba Libre does have a cafe cubano, not sure how good it is. You might try Vietnamese french drip coffee w/ condensed milk. Not a cubano, but rich, thick, and sweet --awsome coffee.
I like caipirinhas better than mojitos. But sadly they never took off the way mojitos did. Fogo de Chao has a great caipirinha and Devil's Alley had a good Mango Basil caipirinha, so they might have good mojitos.
I also like Mixto--they have mojitos and might also have cafe cubano. http://philadelphia.menupages.com/res...
I've come to beleive that the "best mojito" is like voting on the best pizza or cheeseteak-- very subjective and everyone has a differing opinion on what defines good.
For me, the best mojito I've had in the area is at Cuba in Chestnut Hill. The food's not great, but they make a perfect (IMO) mojito... and have a wonderful deck for sipping. On my last visit they were still BYO rum, but were expecting to have their liquor license soon.
Cuba Libre's mojitos are not a favorite-- too bitter from the sugar cane juice.
Alma de Cuba does a good job. And I always liked Cafe Habana when they were opened, depsite using the dried mint leaves.
For reference, my favorite mojito is at El Maison de Pepe in Key West.