For a mouth-watering meal you're sure to love, Macondo Latin Bistro in Houston is the place to be. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Macondo Latin Bistro, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right. With its kid-friendly vibe, Macondo Latin Bistro is a great spot for families to chow down. Summer meals will taste even better when you enjoy them on Macondo Latin Bistro's gorgeous patio. You'll find lots of space for you and the whole gang to spread out at Macondo Latin Bistro, which accommodates plenty of large groups. Free wifi is available as well.
Macondo Latin Bistro welcomes laid-back diners, so there's no pressure to throw on heels or a tie. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Macondo Latin Bistro's cooking from the comfort of their own home. Impress the diners at your next gathering by calling in Macondo Latin Bistro for catering.
Your wallet will be happy with a visit to Macondo Latin Bistro, too, where prices are generally under $15.
Waldo Castro was just a young boy in Peru when he began preparing street food for his family and friends, as explained by Javier A. Flores of the San Antonio Express-News. As time passed, and his passion for the culinary arts grew, he clawed the ranks of dishwasher, waiter, and line cook—often holding multiple positions at once—in pursuit of his true dream: to open his own Peruvian eatery, where guests feel like family.
Now the proud father of El Ceviche De Waldito and owner of Sabor a Mí Festival Internacional, Chef Waldo can look back on his journey to the top. In addition to training with the Iron Chef and Hell's Kitchen crew, he held eight executive chef positions at other people's restaurants before applying his passion to his own Peruvian menu. His team whips up several varieties of lime-marinated ceviche, along with traditional Peruvian aguadito with fish or chicken, homemade Cuban sandwiches, and an assortment of Puerto Rican dishes. While noshing on a Huancayo-style yucca or potato, patrons are invited to relax as if they are at home, but preferably wearing more than a robe, slippers, and backpack holding the TV remote.
Grab some friends and head on over to Havana Social Club for great pub grub. The menu at Havana Social Club does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge. Havana Social Club's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Home to one of the happiest happy hours, pop in after work for great drinks and good company. For some fresh air during the non-winter months, dine outside on Havana Social Club's patio. Ideal for large groups, Havana Social Club will make sure your party feels anything but cramped. A relatively loud restaurant, this is not the place for a quiet night out.
Ample parking is available — the nearby lot is open to diners, as is valet, if preferred. For those who choose to find their own space, street parking is also an option.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Havana Social Club.
Although Yasbel Flores emigrated from Cuba at the age of 18, her cooking remains firmly rooted in the flavors of her native culture. Yasbel and her husband, Ron, did their best to bring the flavors of Cuba to Austin by opening Habana Restaurant and Bar in 2001, with Yasbel basing the menu on a trove of family recipes she pored through with her mother. Ron, meanwhile, spent hours honing the mixology of the eatery?s Cuba-evoking cocktails, such as the Cuban daiquiri and the mojito with a decorative island floating in it.
In the eatery?s sunlit dining room or on its patio, patrons feast on meat marinated in Cuban spices?such as the pork steak with onions, the rib eye, and the fried chicken?or vegetarian dishes brimming with plantain chunks, okra, and other tropical vegetables. Alternatively, sandwich-powered lunches include traditional pairings such as roast pork, ham, swiss cheese, and pickle sandwiched between pressed bread or plantain slices. Monday through Friday happy hours, held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., foster a joyful mood by serving discounted appetizers and beers, rather than populating the bar with laughing hyenas.
Craving Cuban? Embargo's flavorful cuisine sure hits the spot. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Embargo's menu does not offer low-fat options. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Embargo is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout. The restaurant features live music and a dance floor, so you can kick up your heels and step to the rhythm.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Embargo, so plan accordingly. Jeans are just right for a meal at Embargo, which embraces a casual vibe. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Embargo's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
Prices don't get much better than this, either, with typical meals running under the $15 mark.
Caribe Cafe's chefs describe their classic Cuban cooking style as a fusion technique, combining methods and recipes from Spain and Africa with the ingredients of the Caribbean. Nothing exemplifies this combination better than oxtails with white rice and beans, a staple of island diets for years. The chefs, though, particularly specialize in sandwich making, incorporating spiced chicken or slow-cooked pork into sandwiches layered with cooked onions and mojito sauce.