So the panda finally checked this place out after a few people highly suggested that I try the food here. I stopped in on a Saturday for brunch.
Moros & Cristianos ($3.00). Get this beans and rice dish. Black beans, white rice, bacon sofrito, ham masitas, and Creole herbs and spices. So flavorful and addicting. I would totally eat a salad bowl's worth of this.
Picadilla Cua-Cua, a.k.a. Cuban Hash and Eggs, is extremely popular, so don't be surprised if the server says there's no more hash. It starts with Cascade Natural beef, seasoned with Mediterranean herbs, Spanish olive oil, and sherry wine sofrito. Served with fresh avocado slices and fried ripe plantains.
There aren't a lot of seats here, so hopefully you'll show up at a time when it's not too crowded. Frankly, I was surprised the place didn't have a line out the door.
If you want Cuban food in Portland, it doesn't get much better than Pambiche. 9.25/10
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