Cuba is one of the most elusive Caribbean nations, as evidenced by its ever-changing coordinates and haunting absence from the Beach Boys' "Kokomo." Bite into mystery with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Cuban Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner
An appetizer of tostones ($4.50) mixes fried green plantains with garlic sauce. Meat entrees include the popular holiday dish, pernil ($12.25), an oven-roasted pork topped with garlic sauce or the chuleta empanizada, a fried, breaded pork chop ($10.99). Click here to see the full menu.
Though the imperial Doric columns inside Cafe Piquet aren't indicative of the cuisine's origins, the pictures and artifacts on the walls—which range from movie-star portraits to framed bills of currency—all pay homage to Cuba. The authentic decor echoes the traditional recipes in the family-owned kitchen. There, chefs layer swiss cheese, ham, pork, mustard, and pickles onto medianoche sandwiches that helped the restaurant win the 2009 Houston Press award for Best Cuban Restaurant. The paper deemed the sandwiches "easily the best in the city," and commented on the menu’s knack for drawing crowds of native Cubans with its recipes.
Those recipes include plates of grilled red snapper, pork chops, and sirloin steak that arrive with sides of plantains and yucca, imbued with flavor from garlic and creole sauces. After devouring the dishes, full visitors who have become sleepy can conclude meals with cups of cuban coffee.
What some people are buzzing about:
93% of 1,892 customers recommend
“This was an outstanding meal. Lizbeth our server was awesome. She was very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was very unique and tasted great. Pricing is a...”
“This was an outstanding meal. Lizbeth our server was awesome. She was very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was very unique and tasted great. Pricing is a great value even without a coupon.”
“Excellent food and service!”
“Food was great! Everything we ordered was very good ! We will definitely be back ! Sangria was good! Nice atmosphere !”