Restaurant: Escudo de Cuba
Address: 20 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, London N16 7XN
– Roasted sweet potatoes
– Fried Ripe Plantain
– Ropa Vieja Cubana
– Banana al Campo con Ron
– Torta tres leches
– Mojito (4x)
– Daiquiri (2x)
Notes: a Cuban bar / restaurant in the heart of Dalston playing Latin tunes and serving great cocktails.
Take your time and before even starting looking at the menu order a mojito.
Portions are generous so you may choose to skip the starters and go straight to the main course: both Ropa Vieja (literally “old clothes”) a classic Cuban made with shredded braised beef in a sauce of herbs, fresh tomatoes, onions and sweet peppers and Palomilla, chargrilled marinated sirloin steak, would satisfy the bigger appetites as they come with rice, black beans, cassava, vegetables and tostones (fried plantains).
Make your way to the dessert and ask for a Banana al Campo, cooked in orange, cinnamon and rum. A great company for a last, essential, unmissable daiquiri.