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 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.