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5 of 5
On the spur of the moment, we decided to grab dinner at Bongos Cuban Cafe. After some pondering of the menu, and a little help from the waiter, I decided on the "Bongos Famous Fried Shredded Beef" aka Vaca Frita. Wow, this dish is just a burst of savory flavor. The beef has been soaked in some flavorful sauce and then cooked til tender and fried to give it a bit of a crisp, topped with perfectly sauteed onions. I savored every chewy mouthful of my beef. This also came with sides of rice, tasty cooked plantain and black beans -- but the sides paled in comparison with the star of the meal. My wife ordered fried Yucca (Yuca Frita) and the Avocado salad and was deliriously happy -- proclaiming that Bongos is her new favorite restaurant. Between the Fried Beef, Yucca fries and the Avocado salad, all at a very moderate price of $39 for both of us (no dessert, no drinks) I have to give Bongos a