Over the weekend, I went to Cuban Pete's (Montclair, NJ) for brunch. Walking into this restaurant felt like we were in another place. The color palettes of aqua, brown and green, waiters in straw fedora hats, rattan chairs, and a very laid back ambience. Another awesome thing about this place? It's BYOB! I wish this was in NYC but now I have an excuse to visit NJ once in a while.
What we ordered:
- Sangria ceviche: Queen tiger fish marinated in a citrus pomegranate. Never had Queen tiger fish before but it tastes amazing and refreshing in the marinade.
- Bocaditos de sandwich Cubano: bite size cuban sandwich. Tasty!
- Masitas de puerco: bite size crispy pork. Pork is tender and the tips are so crispy.
- Picadillo con tostones: Cuban beef hash, potatoes, and fried plantains. This is comfort food on a small plate.
- Churrasco: Marinated skirt steak with spicy chimichurri. Chimichurri wasn't too spicy and the steak was cooked to perfection.
- Rabo Encendido: Braised oxtail in spicy tomato broth. OMG! So good.
- Isla de pollo: Fried chicken in a mango-orange mojo, served with arroz con gandules and yuca con mojo. This was an amazing dish. Rice was flavorful. Yuca con mojo was very garlicky but addictive after a while.