We passed by La Cubana along the Ossington strip area, while we were looking for a place to eat that is easy on our wallet. We decided we were going to try Cuban food that evening and I’m glad we did! The place is clean, relaxed, and the atmosphere feels like a diner from way back. All plates are price at $15 and comes with a side of rice and beans, plantain, and slaw. We ordered the Achiote Roasted Chicken Plate and the Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder Plate pictured below.
First off, the chicken was very juicy, delicious and was well seasoned. The rice and beans was full of flavourful, another favourite. The slaw was very fresh and we loved it! The plantain on the other hand was disappointing. We thought that it was very dry, bland, and it tasted like fried batter. The pork shoulder that J ordered was like seasoned pulled pork. It wasn’t as memorable as the chicken and it was a little too salty for our taste.
Here is the close up of the Achiote Roasted Chicken Plate! We both recommend this dish. Everything is perfect except for the plantain.
We also ordered the Yuca Frita ($4) which is fries made of the root vegetable Yuca (also known as Cassava) since J has never tried this before. We weren’t a big fan of this either. If you’ve never had yuca fries, the texture is starchy and powdery in your mouth. It’s also quite dry. I didn’t get the chance to take a picture of this though.
La Cubana is a neat, casual place to grab a quick bite. We will be coming back for their signature pressed sandwiches the next time we’re in the area!
92 Ossington Ave.
Toronto, ON M6J 2Z4
Sunday to Thursday 12pm until 10pm
Friday & Saturday 12pm until Midnight (Full Kitchen)