A beloved neighborhood restaurant in the heart of "the Fan" in Richmond, VA. Founded in 1998 by chef Manny Mendez, serving home-style dishes inspired from his family's Cuban heritage. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner plus brunch on the weekends. Large portions served in a bodega-like atmosphere.
Located in the heart of "the fan" at the corner of Lombardy St. and Park Ave. Street parking only. Please pay attention to parking signs!
"tengo un hambre feroz esta mañana. voy a empezar contigo el desayuno"
- luis alberto de cuenca
Lunch and dinner specials listed on chalkboard above bar!
ensaldas y apertivos
salads & appetizers
mixed greens tossed with our house balsamic vinaigrette, tomato, cucumber & garnish. served with cornbread.
large bed of mixed greens tossed with our house balsamic vinaigrette, tomato, cucumber & garnish. topped with sliced avocado, served with kuban toast.
$3.95 / cup $1.95
black bean soup
topped with our lime sour cream & garnish. served with cornbread.
soup of the day
ask us! served with cornbread.
traditional pastries stuffed with spinach and ricotta or picadillo (kuban beef hash), topped with our lime sour cream & veggie garnish. 2 per order.
moros y cristianos
red or black beans over rice with veggie garnish. served with cornbread.
deep-fried plantains! freshly made at today’s state of ripeness.
coconut risotto cakes
homemade risotto cakes with coconut & pineapple, dusted with rice flour & deep-fried, served over black bean & corn salsa.
camaraones y mejillones*
shrimp and mussels cooked in a tasso ham & lime-cilantro broth. served with kuban toast.
lime-cured scallops over a bed of mixed greens. served with kuban toast.
latin antipasto plate includes chorizo (spanish sausage), queso blanco, scallop ceviche, tasso ham, marinated olives, roasted garlic, asparagus & fresh vegetables. served with kuban toast.
available all day
eggs & kuban toast
2 eggs over easy, over medium, over hard, scrambled or sunny!
eggs, kuban toast plus avocado
2 eggs over easy, over medium, over hard, scrambled or sunny with avocado.
eggs & kuban toast plus chorizo
2 eggs over easy, over medium, over hard, scrambled or sunny with spanish sausage.
served with cornbread.
spanish-style frittata with potatoes, green peppers & onions. served with cornbread.
tortilla con chorizo
spanish tortilla with spanish sausage, potatoes, green peppers & onions. served with cornbread.
roasted bell pepper & asparagus tortilla
spanish tortilla with roasted bell peppers & asparagus, potatoes, green peppers & onions. served with cornbread.
salmon & spinach tortilla
spanish tortilla with smoked salmon, spinach, potatoes, green peppers & onions. served with cornbread.
tortilla con langostino
spanish tortilla with crawfish, potatoes, green peppers & onions. served with cornbread.
tomato, spinach & cheese tortilla
spanish tortilla with tomato, spinach, jack cheese, green peppers & onions. served with cornbread.
2 eggs your style, served over picadillo (kuban beef hash) & rice. served with cornbread.
codfish cake & eggs
2 eggs your style with our pan-fired codfish cake topped with enchilada sauce. served with kuban toast.
2 eggs over red beans and kuban bread, topped with monterey jack cheese, enchilada sauce & our lime sour cream.
same as above, with the addition of sliced avocado.
roast pork omelet
slow roasted pork omelet served with black beans, rice & cornbread.
grilled flour tortilla with scrambled eggs & cheese, topped with enchilada sauce, spinach & sour cream. served with cornbread.
flour tortilla with scrambled eggs, cheese & black beans. topped with enchilada sauce, spinach & sour cream. served with cornbread.
all sandwiches served on kuban bread, with platanos & topped with veggie garnish
roast pork, smithfield ham, swiss cheese, pickles & mustard.
cuban sandwich with chorizo (spanish sausage).
roast pork, house bar-b-que sauce & our carrot-ginger slaw.
sliced turkey, cream cheese & preserves.
sliced turkey, swiss cheese, spinach, tomato & mustard.
chorizo, egg & swiss sandwich*
scrambled eggs, spanish sausage & swiss cheese.
our brothy shredded beef flank with swiss cheese.
balsamic-marinated and grilled mushrooms with swiss cheese, spinach & tomato.
marinated & grilled chicken breast with grilled pineapple, lettuce & tomato.
codfish cake sandwich*
our pan-fried codfish cake topped with enchilada sauce, lettuce & tomato.
house basil pesto, spinach, tomato, & monterey jack cheese.
lunch roast pork
our mojo-marinated roast pork with black beans, white rice & platanos.
lunch ropa vieja
our brothy shredded beef flank over white rice with platanos.
butter or cheese pasta
grilled ham & swiss
grilled turkey & swiss
served after 5pm.
+all entrees served with grilled kuban toast
kuban roast pork
slow roasted, mojo-marinated pork with black beans, white rice & platanos.
our brothy shredded beef flank with white rice & platanos.
arroz con pollo*
seared chicken breast with roasted red peppers & peas in yellow rice.
penne pasta tossed with pre-roasted tomatoes, portobello mushrooms, roasted red peppers, basil & manchego cheese.
traditional spanish rice dish with artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, asparagus, tomatoes, potatoes, peas & spinach.
traditional spanish rice dish with chorizo (spanish sausage), clams, mussels & shrimp.
traditional spanish rice dish with clams, mussles & shrimp.
paella de fideos*
traditional paella mariscos, with penne pasta instead of rice.
sautéed shrimp & mussels served in a white wine sauce over angel hair pasta, topped with manchego cheese.
sautéed shrimp in a tomato based sauce with capers, served over white rice.
guava ginger shrimp*
sautéed shrimp in a guava-ginger bbq sauce served with black beans, yellow rice & grilled asparagus.
fillet of salmon with coconut risotto cakes & grilled asparagus. served over a bed of fresh black bean & corn salsa.
braised pork shank
pork shank served with a shallot demi-glace, a starch & grilled asparagus.
+daily dinner specials listed on blackboard above bar
$1 / double $2
Shot of espresso.
cafe con Leche
espresso with steamed milk.
with sweetened condensed milk $3.50
to go - add .50 • iced add .50
shot of espresso with a splash of steamed milk.
hot or iced
caffeine or herbal bags
fresh brewed daily
fresh squeezed limeade or lemonade
sm. $1.50 / lg. $2.50
sm. $1.50 / lg. $2.50
thomson apple juice
coke, diet coke, sprite, ginger ale & orange nehi
bottles or cans
malta india, materva, coco rico, jupiña & other flavors
cranberry juice, juice boxes or v8
cerveza & vino
beer & wine
available on premises