Victor's Café is a great Cuban restaurant located Midtown. But know that this place proposes an elegant version of Cuban cuisine, more elevated than what you would have in places like La Caridad on the Upper West Side or La Isla in Hoboken. I could not resist to try their lunch prix-fix that offers, for $29, a three course meal that was quite good. Before the food came, they brought some plantains that are always a crowd pleaser.
Then I decided to try their ceviche de camarones or shrimp ceviche. I admit that this was just ok, the shrimp being slightly overcooked.
But the best was the entree: I chose the arroz con pollo that is braised chicken served in a rice casserole with sofrito and beer. I was really surprised by the size of the dish that was large and loved it: the chicken was well cooked and moist and the rice flavorful.
Last was dessert. I was able to try two: the first one was their arroz con leche or rice pudding that was really good, with just the right amount of cinnamon.
The second was the flan de huevo or simply flan, a delicious dessert, that was so dense and had some creaminess to it.
This was a great meal and you really get a deal there. Victor's Café is a nice place and I am looking forward to going back for dinner.
Enjoy (I did)!
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