Sunday, October 24, 2010

Puerto Sagua Restaurant

700 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Puerto Sagua is one of those restaurants that is hard to dislike.

Good Food - yes
Good Service - yes
Terrific value - yes

I came across this restaurant a few years ago walking along Collins Ave. When you see a restaurant this big with queues and menu of mouth-watering Cuban dishes it is hard to ignore.
The restaurant itself is not going to win awards for d├ęcor, it looks like it was built in the 60’s and hasn’t had a facelift since. The menu is quite extensive and very few courses exceed $10 including sides such as rice, beans, plantains or salad.

L: Ropa Vieja
R: Black Bean Soup & Rice

On my one opportunity to dine here while in Miami I went with my favourite – Ropa Vieja which translates to “Old Clothes”. The English menu describes it more flatteringly as Cuban Stew, a stew of steak, peppers, garlic, tomato and spices cooked until the meat is pull apart soft. It is simple and delicious. This is served with their black bean soup which is simply magic stuff, the flavour is so moreish I would go just for them alone, how the make them so flavoursome amazes me.

Coffee here is excellent and there is also a good range of beers. This is a gem and will definitely go back whenever I have the good fortune to be in Miami.

Puerto Sagua – Must Visit (Highly Recommended)
Puerto Sagua on Urbanspoon

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