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Feb 10, 2012 03:02 PM

Mikey's Place - Puerto Rican & Cuban in San Rafael

Mikey's Place is one year old today, quite a feat in a location that has seen a seemingly-unending stream of restaurants. It's family owned and operated, and (I think) the chef was at the departed Mambo's. I love their food as well as the very personable servers. At lunch today, the Masitas de Puerco, "pork chunks marinated in Cuban mojo sauce topped with sauteed onions" was just great. In the photo, I'd eaten quite a bit of it before I remembered to take a picture. Also, the freshly-made plantain chips were excellent.

Mikey's Place
783 Andersen Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901

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  1. Good report! What is the sauce served with the chips?

    1. Plus the Cuban sandwich(Media Noche) which Dezzer and I liked along with a lot of other stuff . This report is a little older than 1 year.

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      1. re: wolfe

        at least from Dezzer's pic in that thread, that's a regular Cubano at Mikey's (


        Media noche is similar fillings, but on egg bread instead of the Cuban bread roll

        CaƱa on Lake Park in Oakland has added a media noche to their sandwich menu.

        not too much smaller than the Cubano, it's a good value @ $6 vs. $8.50 for the Cubano

        1. re: drewskiSF

          I am only repeating what wokwok said in the thread I linked. That's why I called it a Cuban sandwich. You guys fight it out.

          1. re: wolfe


            from that pic, it looks like a "Cubano" (non egg bread) and not a Media Noche. was it an egg bread (ala Challah)?

            not gonna fight it out. there's enough fighting over the Restaurant DB :(

            wokwok might be from Tampa where the "Cubano" traditionally has salami in addition to the roast pork & ham. in most other areas it's the same roast pork, ham, pickles, cheese, and mustard with the bread the main differentiator between a Cubano & M-N

            i have a friend who's Cuban and she approves this message ;-) she, however, is from Miami . . . i'll have her fight with wokwok :)

            1. re: drewskiSF

              I just figured out that Media Noche was what we in the navy called Mid Rats..