I was invited by a friend of mine to have a late Sunday lunch at a little Cuban cafe located in Bucktown. I had heard wonderful things about 90 Miles Cuban Cafe and knew I couldn't miss out on a meal there. One of the things I heard was there is usually a bit of a wait for a table. Luckil,y we arrived around 3pm and were seated on the front outdoor patio right away.
90 Miles is a BYOB cafe, so we brought a bottle of rum to mix with some of the restaurant's drinks. As we got settled, we ordered a pitcher of Passion Iced Tea which was a mix of raspberry iced tea with fresh strawberries, passion fruit puree and sugar. This paired nicely with the rum and was extra refreshing with the addition of mint and lime, which we requested. I also loved the cute little cups we enjoyed our drinks from.
|Passion Iced Tea|
|Mariquitas, sliced plantain chips with garlic sauce|
Most of us opted for Cuban sandwiches for our meal. The first was the Lechon which featured roasted pork, romaine lettuce, tomato & sweet plantains on Cuban bread.
I went with the Ropa Vieja sandwich because I had always seen it on Cuban menus, but was curious about how it tasted. The common Cuban sandwich included shredded beef, peppers & onions slow cooked in Creole sauce. I loved the combination of the tender beef combined with the flaky and crispy bread.
|Ropa Vieja Sandwich|
|Maduros, fried sweet plantains|
|Pitcher of mojitos|
90 Miles Cuban Cafe gets a whopping 5 stars for its flavorful and colorful Cuban food, terrific atmosphere and the friendliest servers and staff you will ever encounter. Why haven't you been here yet?!
90 Miles Cuban Cafe
2540 W. Armitage
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227 2822
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