My nephew culinary visit: day 6: Cuban cuisine at La Isla in Hoboken, NJ | I just want to eat!

Monday, November 11, 2013

My nephew culinary visit: day 6: Cuban cuisine at La Isla in Hoboken, NJ

image of La Isla in Hoboken, NJ

La Isla is a great Cuban restaurant in Hoboken: cheap with great cuisine. So we were thrilled to bring Valentin to that place for what would be another discovery.
image of La Isla in Hoboken, NJ
We sat at a table, more convenient than the bar to share dishes when more than two people. The service was very quick and we got some very good comforting food.

We started off with beef empanadas, a must have.
image of beef empanada at La Isla in Hoboken, NJ

The crust is flaky and a bit crispy, and the inside, made with beef and some tomatoes, moist and slightly salty.
image of beef empanada at La Isla in Hoboken, NJ

We also had maduros, that are fried plantains:
image of plantains maduros at La Isla in Hoboken, NJ

Tostones (smashed plantains twice fried):
image of plantains tostones at La Isla in Hoboken, NJ

Black beans:
image of black beans at La Isla in Hoboken, NJ

And yellow rice with pigeon peas:
image of yellow rice and pigeon peas at La Isla in Hoboken, NJ

The portions were enough for the three of us. I love to eat all the dishes together, sometimes eating some empanada with rice and beans or maduros with beans, using tostones like I would a piece of bread.

The food was, as usual, delicious! La Isla is really a great Cuban restaurant if you are in Hoboken.

Enjoy (I did)!

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