For a post-negotiations victory dinner, we ventured to The Cuban Place for some authentic cuisine and a great night of music, food and celebrations!
We decided to get three dishes to share, and opted for two mains and an entree. The Pan de Queso, or tapioca cheese puffs, served with guava & quince relish and cuajada seca, were so delicious, and the cheese wasn’t too heavy or overpowering, especially with the tanginess of the accompanying sauces. We also ordered the Ropa vieja de Cordero, which was a yoghurt braised Australian lamb with melted onions, served with confit garlic potatoes & tomato salsa.
The lamb was delicious and so tender, and the potatoes left us wanting more, with the salsa adding a fresh kick to the meal. Our final pick was a Grasslands Premium Scotch fillet, which we found to be very flavoursome and well cooked. The accompanying mushrooms were delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed the dish!
The restaurant was a bit tricky to find, but once we navigated it, we went downstairs from the main bar area and were lead into a separate room, with a table right next to the stage. The music was a little loud, but added to the vibrant atmosphere, and we enjoyed a little insight into Latin American culture. Service was efficient, especially for a busy night, and we’d recommend booking ahead to ensure there is room.
For a cultural dining experience, The Cuban Place is not to be missed. The meals were enjoyable and easily shared, and excellent quantity for the price as well, a true taste sensation!