G Wiv wrote:....and a simple sounding, crisply complex tasting Pollo frito I will be back for soon.
Habana Libre's Pollo Frito kicks chicken clucking a**, crisp, juicy, garlic/citrus, second time as good as the first, can't wait for a third.
Croquetas and Empanadas, in particular the guava and cheese empanada, are delicious, and Habana Libre has a way with plantains, both tostones and maduros.
Snapper special was tasty, though I preferred the previously tried mojo marinated fried version to foil wrapped and steamed, and shrimp ceviche was a favorite of my brides.
In two outings the only dish I would not order again was the paella, wet overcooked rice, bits of bone, krab, and no real distinctive flavor. Though, as JeffB might comment, the portion was huge.
Aside from one misstep in probably 15 different things tried, I'm a fan of Habana and will be back for the pollo frito soon.
Efficient service with a smile and the fact it's BYOB is icing on the cake.
Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without. Low & Slow