Restaurant Review : Victor’s 1959 Cafe

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This review is so long overdue…I blame it on adjusting from one little person to two.

Anyway – The Hubs and I dined at Victor’s 1959 Café.  Have you been?  Well you should!
We hit it up for an anniversary celebration.  And after experiencing it, we were embarrassed to think we have lived in this neighborhood for eight years and this was our first time tasting this Cuban wonder.

Atmosphere is great – super kitschy and fun.  Highly recommend reservations though as it is small and was packed.

We started with drinks. It was our anniversary after all!  We both had mojitos – yummy!
With drinks we had the Cubano Mix which includes two empanadas, two ham croquetas and two tostones.  Delish!  The croquetas were our fav!

For the entrees – I had the Picadillo A La Cubana.  It is ground beef with green olives, peppers and onions and raisins!  Now I am not typically a raisin fan but this dish was awesome.  Seriously it had a great amount of spice and I loved the creole sauce too.  They serve it with fried sweet plantains.  Let’s be honest, I have never met a plantain I didn’t like.

The Hubs had Lechon Asado which is pulled pork that has been roasted in lime juice and garlic for hours and served with yucca frita.  He was equally as happy with his selection.

We ended the evening with several desserts.  Again it was our anniversary!
I love all things coconut.  And I was just done being pregnant when I was craving it all.of.the.time.
So naturally I ordered the Pina Colada Cake and it was AMAZING.  Layers of coconut cake, coconut custard and pineapple.  Seriously soooo good.
The Hubs order the Mojito Sorbet and a Red Espresso.  First the sorbet was refreshingly tart and crisp.  He also had a Red Espresso.  Have you heard of such a thing?  According to their menu it is “the world’s first tea espresso.”  It is made from 100% Rooibos and has no caffeine.  It was so different tasting.  We both sipped it several times and had trouble explaining it.  I recommend giving it a go.

All in all it was a fantastic experience.  I have also heard they do a killer brunch on the weekends.
I promise we will go back again. Wanna come?

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