I’ve had lunch at the El Equisito Restaurant twice. Yesterday I had the Popa Viejo, the shredded beef in tomato sauce. Today I had the Bacalao, a dish prepared from dried and salted cod.

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Both were lunch specials and cost something like $6.99 each and both were equally delicious. Cuban food has been my go to food since I arrived in Miami. It’s not just a great value proposition but it’s also a food that has not been lost in translation. In my humble opinion food maintains its authenticity any place where there is a large enough indigenous population of people who take care not to let their food be screwed with.

Contrast this with Chinese and Thai food in the US where it’s almost impossible to get the real deal.

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