The Lake Street landscape changes every day, and it’s easy to miss new businesses opening their doors. Last week, we paid a lunchtime visit to Cuban Corner, a restaurant that quietly made its home here in November.
Judging by our Google searches and the gentleman that walked in during our lunch excitedly asking, “Do you really serve Cuban food here?”, Cuban restaurants are a rarity in Minneapolis. Whether you’re seeking a Cuban sandwich fix or feeling like it’s time for your first taste of Cuban cuisine, we recommend stopping by Cuban Corner at 349 East Lake Street.
We sampled two of the lunch specials, which included helpings of plantains, Platillo Moros y Cristianos (black beans and rice), chicken in salsa, and Cuban-prepared beef and sauce. Both dishes were delicious, and for those of you with an aversion to spicy food, fear not—the selections at Cuban Corner are your friends. The sauces for both meat dishes were light and mild.
The space is down-to-earth and the music is bright and lively. If Damien’s working, you’re practically guaranteed a big smile and a friendly “hello” from the kitchen. As the restaurant is young, the menu isn’t extensive. Definitely check on Foursquare and leaving a tip for future visitors. (Plus, you can oust ZoeAna as mayor.)
So if you’re in the market for an authentic Cuban food experience much nearer to home than, say, Cuba—Cuban Corner awaits.