We went to Cafe Cubano in Elmwood Park, IL today and found it to be a great restaurant! We thoroughly enjoyed it and plan to go back.

We started with the Tapa Combo appetizer ($10.50) which was plentiful and tasty. My daughter loved the potatoes and I found the ham croquetas to be very good. This appetizer allowed us the chance to try a variety of tapas available at the restaurant.

My husband ordered the Cuban Sandwich Sampler ($9.95) and found the salad refreshing. He also found the meat to be moist and tasty. He was able to bring one sandwich home for tomorrow’s meal.

My son ordered the Media Noche ($6.75) which was comprised of roasted pork, ham and cheese on Cuban bread. While he liked it, he repeatedly said it was a bit greasy. I think he would have liked it better if it was on French bread rather than Cuban bread.

I ordered the Miami Sandwich ($6.95). From the description on the menu, this sounded like a BLT “A bigger version of our Cuban sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise.” However, it also had cheese and pork on it. I liked this sandwich and would order it again; my husband liked it and wished he would have ordered that instead of his platter. I also got a Coke for $1.95.

When we went the restaurant was empty, which I found surprising considering the quality and quantity of food. All of us had half of our sandwich to take home for a meal tomorrow, and we had about half of the appetizer to bring home.

Our total was $36.10, but we had a $25 restaurant.com certificate, bringing our total down to $11.10. Tax was $3.61 and the 18% tip that was automatically added was $6.50 giving us a grand total of $21.21. We paid $2 for our restaurant.com coupon, so our grand total was $23.21. We saved $25.