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Friday, November 30, 2007

Mojito Cuban Cuisine First Taste

Got delivery last night from this Cuban restaurant, Mojito that's located in the Chocolate Factory building near the Navy Yard. The menu on their website, the Myrtle Avenue Partnernship site and Menupages are all pretty outdated and our dinner wound up costing about 25% more than I had anticipated. We ordered a side of tostones and two sandwiches, with a plan to share them half and half: the Cubano and the Pan con Bistec, thinly sliced steak with Swiss cheese, potato strips, lettuce, tomato and garlic mayo. Despite the restaurant's proximity to us nothing was overly warm upon delivery, which took about 30 minutes. The tostones managed to retain some its chewy but crispy at the same time texture and were a nice compliment to the sandwiches, especially when dipped into the two sauces that were provided. The mojito was a little thick and viscous, but anything that garlicky is never a bad thing. I loved the green sauce, which was similar in consistency and taste to what you get a Peruvian joints. The Cubano held up way better than the steak sandwich, where the meat was a little tough and the cheese hadn't really melted to bind it all together. Neither the garlic mayo or the potato sticks were discernible either. Still we were mostly satisfied and we'll definitely give this place another try. Something tells me in-house dining is the way to go though.

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Blogger Listmaker said...

spot on review.

December 01, 2007 12:42 PM  
Anonymous ez said...

yeah, we order from that place when we're shooting at Steiner.

It's not perfect, but i've always felt the cubano sandwich satisfies that jones fairly successfully.

December 03, 2007 6:07 PM  

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