Luis Galindo Latin American (LGLA) has been around for quite some time. The restaurant/cafeteria offers typical Cuban fare at very reasonable prices. On a recent trip to Miami (January 2014), my partner and I had breakfast and lunch there several times. The menu does not vary much, although there are specials every day.
First, breakfast. You can have a very satisfying breakfast at this eatery, consisting of eggs, bacon, potatoes, Cuban toast, and "cafe con leche" for less than $5. The "cafe con leche" itself, generously served in a mug of hot milk (no skim milk here - sorry dieters) and freshly made Cuban (espresso) coffee is filling by itself. Add to that the eggs, bacon (or sausage), potatoes and an equally generous serving of delicious toasted and buttered Cuban bread and you don't need to eat very much at all for the rest of the day. The breakfast menu is not very long (no pancakes, waffles, or French toast are served). On my first visit, I had a ham and onion omelet that was perfectly cooked and big enough for two.
For dinner, I had the classic Cuban "picadillo" (sauteed ground beef with tomato sauce, olives, and raisins) with whitr rice, black beans, and sweet fried plantains ("maduros," as the locals call them). On another occasion, I had the "boliche" (another Cuban classic: braised eye round until it becomes quite tender) with "moros" ( rice and beans) and "maduros). The dishes were flavorful, NOT greasy, and served in generous portions.
Don't expect fancy food here, or a fancy decor (the restaurant could use a good paint job). This busy restaurant is noisy; the service is friendly; and the prices are extremely reasonable. If you want honest, down home Cuban food, then this is a place not to miss. By the way, the "croquetas de jamon": (ham croquettes) are also quite good and they make excellent shakes ("batidos") with fresh fruit.
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