Palmdale West property owners who want to experience the delicious flavors of Cuban cuisine should check out Baracoa Cuban Restaurant. There’s no reason to hop on a plane with this local favorite just around the corner. Start out with the papas rellenas. These balls of mashed potato are first stuffed with Cuban picadillo, then covered in bread crumbs and deep fried. Or try the empanadas or fried turnovers. There are two types, chicken and beef. The chicken is braised to perfection before being ladled into the turnover dough and fried. Or have some of the signature picadillo beef.
Everyone living in Palmdale West will find a Cuban sandwich to love. Each one comes with mojo fries or plantain strips. You can order each sandwich as a half or a whole. Barbacoa Cubano is the house special. It comes with slow roasted pork, pecan wood smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, and pickles. Then it’s garnished with mustard and garlic-lime aioli. There are nine other sandwiches, including a vegetarian option.
Hungry People Living in Palmdale West Should Order an Entree
The entrees are great when you’re feeling extra hungry. Each plate comes with black beans, rice or congri, and three sweet plantains. You can choose saffron arborio rice for a small upcharge. The signature entree is ropa vieja. Shredded beef with sofrito, bell peppers and onions are all braised in a white wine and tomato sauce, then dished up just for you. Try mar y tierra to get a taste of Cuban surf and turf. It’s a platter with oxtail braised in red wine along with gulf shrimp served with a tasty creole sauce.
Make sure you have room for dessert and coffee. The cafe con leche is the Cuban version of a latte, and it’s amazing. Don’t miss the guava cheesecake empanadas, which are even better than they sound. Or there’s Marilem’s flan, which is topped with caramel.
Visit Baracoa Cuban Restaurant online to see the full menu and order. You can have food delivered to your Palmdale West property or pick up take out.