Glossary of Terms
Yuca Frita – Yuca is a root vegetable from the Cassava family. It’s texture is similar to a potato, but it’s more dense. We par-boil the yuca, then cut it into pieces kind of like the size of steak fries, fry them up and top with our Mojo Sauce.
Mojo Sauce – is a really citrusy and garlicky delicious sauce. The ingredients are lime juice, garlic, red onions and a splash of olive oil. Pronounced mo-ho.
Platanos Maduros – are fried sweet plantains. In the banana family but a little bigger and denser than regular bananas. These are the plantains after they’ve ripened and gotten sweet, delish, and all natural sweetness.
Tostones – are fried green plantains. The same plantains as mentioned above, but these are prepared while the plantain is still green – before it has ripened and gotten sweet. So the end result is a golden, crispy savory plantain that we serve with our Mojo Sauce.
Criollo – is the Spanish word for Creole. On our menu it’s often used to refer to the Spanish influence in Cuban cooking.
Bistec – Steak
Creole Sauce – is a tomato based red sauce that is savory, has big flavor but is not spicy.
Lechon Asado – Roasted Pork
Encebollado – smothered in onions
Camarones – Shrimp
Frijoles Negros – Black Beans