How often can you say that Ropa Vieja made your weekend? That is… Ropa Vieja con arroz y tostones (except I got the platanos maduros instead of the salty tostones), a delicious dish of shredded meat served with white rice and fried plantains. Oh yeah! These last couple of months have been non-stop with very little chance of to exploring Laredo like I like to do.
El Partner suggested we go to dinner and before I could say, “but… I have work to do,” we were turning into a new restaurant on Saunders where Fish O’Roll used to be. You could barely see it from the street. El Partner is always up for trying new food and neither of us had been to this new place called Comida Caribeña (which simply means Caribbean Food).
I’m not a food reviewer. If you’ve been a long time reader of this blog, you know that my specialty is cereal and milk. All I know is that my plate of Ropa Vieja (literally “old clothes”) was DELICIOUS. I love fried plantains, whether the salt tostones type or of the sweet, very mature plantain. Unfortunately, I have had to wait to travel outside of Laredo to taste their yumminess. No more. I can get my fix of tostones de platano maduro and a variety of other Caribbean type of food. Pedro, the owner, tells us that the varieties focus on Cuban food but he includes a little of everything from Dominican to Puerto Rican treats.
This was El Partner doing his debut blog interview in Spanish with Pedro through the kitchen window at Comida Caribeña:
Pedro tells us they opened April 30th and have been doing well. He says his sazon is unique and if you try it, you will come back for more. He got that right for me.
My Puerto Rican friend who had also mentioned Comida Caribeña before, also says that there is a Puerto Rican food restaurant that will be opening up, too. Can’t wait to have more variety to choose from, yum!