My husband has frequented this place for black beans and rice several times while in the area. We took the family there last night and it was great. As with one of the previous reviewers, there were not many people in the restaurant but we were seated to the back. True it was not the best atmosphere but it did not distract from the food. I have ordered to-go food before and the place was packed with standing room only. Sometimes I heard a wait of 30 mins on the week-end. We tried all the soups and the navy bean soup (Caldo Gallego) was the best with chunks of ham and chorizo. The Taste of Ybor was my favorite with a little of Picadillo, Ropa Vieja (old clothes), and roast pork. The roast pork was a little bland compared to all the wonderful spices of the other 2 dishes. I ordered a side of garlic mashed potatoes and yes as the other reviewer says it was chunky but that's how my mom makes them for Thanksgiving and they were flavorful! The Flan and Bread Pudding were to die for. We ordered 2 pieces and shared it - i wish i would have had my own! Our server, Jesenia was very sweet and nice and on top of things. We got our meal so fast and the girls, 13 and 15 loved it! Take your family and enjoy a different kind of food. There is something for everyone here.
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