Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Churros Cafe Cuban Restaurant - Metairie, LA

Since I am from South Florida, Cuban cuisine is just a part of my culture. Being in Metairie I was starting to feel a little deprived and so I sought out a place to fill that void in my life. With a little searching, I discovered Churros Cafe and headed to the small restaurant to get some food.

Located in a strip mall, visually it left much to be desired so I found it best to just grab my food and go, although next time I will probably dine in. It seems that they specialize in Cuban sandwiches but offer Empanadas and simply things like soups and salads. In addition to that, they also have daily lunch specials. I happened to go when the special for the day was Cuban Steak with Red Beans and Rice. I was surprised that they did not have black beans and instead red beans but since red beans are such a staple in New Orleans, I wasn't too surprised. The food was good and met my expectations. The steak was tender and the flavor of the food overall was on point.

I also ordered a side of plantains. They were tasty and sweet, I just don't like when they are cut so thick.

I finished off my meal with Churros. These were some really amazing Churros! They claim to make them from scratch and my mouth agreed. They were great and would have been even greater had I had some chocolate to go with it.

Although the food isn't what I would call "authentic" Cuban food, with the Southern twist, it created a nice take on Cuban Cuisine that I enjoyed. I cannot wait to go back.

UPDATE - 5/13/13

I went back to Churros Cafe and tried another one of their lunch specials, the Roast Pork, Congri & Yuca. Overall it was another good meal. The rice was amazing and the yuca had great flavor (although a little overcooked). The pork was delish!

Churros Cafe
3100 Kingman St Metairie, LA 70006
(504) 885-6516

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  1. Seriously? You do know that New Orleans is home to the sixth largest Cuban population in America and was the second largest through the 1960s and 1970s?

    Probably not.

    How many times have you been to Havana? How do you know what authentic Cuban food is? Because you live in Fort Lauderdale? LOL!!!!

    Churros is as authentic as you get outside Cuba. It's a top ten Cuban restaurant, not just in America but in the world.

    1. Sadly, I have never been to Cuba (hopefully I can soon though), but I have had many meals prepared by Cuban "grandmas" for as long as I can remember. I have Cuban friends from Miami to New Orleans so yes I know there is a large population here. What I don't get is why you seem to think that Metairie has every top 10 restaurant in the world? Seriously, have you ever left the city?

  2. I've always gotten Black beans when I ordered this dish :shrugs:

    Let's not get into a who makes a "real" Cubano like Tampa and Miami do...
    Back to the subject at hand,
    This place make tasty food no matter how you classify it !

    1. Since writing this review, I have gone to Churros again and I agree the food is really good.

  3. Cuban sandwich is the best. I get it every time I visit

    1. I've never had the Cuban Sandwich. Thanks for the recommendation!